Published: 9:42 PM on November 17, 2016
To borrow an old adage, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
At the recently concluded 2016 Teleios Code Jam (TCJ) Competition, SBCS’ lone entry in the event placed 2nd overall among the competing teams! The team members hail from our San Fernando Campus, all current students on our University of Greenwich BSc (Hons) Computing & Information Systems (CIS) programme:
The Teleios Code Jam competition is the brainchild of Teleios Systems Limited, and is designed to inspire, motive and recognize the talent and creativity of entrants in developing software solutions to real world situations. This is achieved through team-based, collaborative software development that draws upon knowledge and learning from their degrees of study.
The competition’s 2016 theme, “Smart City; Smart Country” called on entrants to produce solutions that can help advance the essential (and luxury) services to residents in a city. For their part, the SBCS team submitted “Kitchen Konnect”. This software solution seeks to empower users to view what’s in their fridge or pantry, while at work or away from home, via the use of live camera feed. The mobile app then allows the user to create a list based on their live feed, and also provides them with the feature of forwarding their list to a grocery(optional). When the grocery fulfills the order and the order is ready for pick up, the user would then receive a notification on their device. If the user does not opt to have the order fulfilled, once the user drives within close proximity to a grocery, the user will receive a reminder notification saying something like “Hey you created a list earlier, you’re in close proximity to XYZ grocery; you can fulfill the order here”.
The solution won the team not only second place honours on the day, but also additional prizes for their business idea, and “Best Presentation” accolades (tied – 1st).
Kudos to our Computing academic team, chaired by Senior Lecturer, Derek Haqq, and the administrative staff of SBCS San Fernando for their mentorship and support respectively, of our esteemed students.
And, of course, congratulations once again to the coding team for their innovative solution and superb achievement. Truly, they are designed for success.