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Slovak IT students do well in NYC

TWO teams of Slovak IT students finished among the top competitors at Imagine Cup 2011, the world’s premier student technology competition held this year in New York City. They competed against more than 358,000 students from 183 countries who had submitted 13,000 projects, the SITA newswire reported in mid July. The theme of the competition was ‘Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems’.

TWO teams of Slovak IT students finished among the top competitors at Imagine Cup 2011, the world’s premier student technology competition held this year in New York City. They competed against more than 358,000 students from 183 countries who had submitted 13,000 projects, the SITA newswire reported in mid July. The theme of the competition was ‘Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems’.

Slovakia was represented in the categories of Software Design and Game Design – Web.

The ‘Quegee Team’ of four students from the Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava finished third best in the Game Design – Web category with their ‘Green Game’ program.

The Green Game, presented as a real-time game of strategy, challenges players to solve environmental issues using new and cutting-edge technologies, intelligent devices and unconventional ideas, each of which may then have unexpected positive or negative consequences.

In evaluating the work of this Slovak team, the jury highlighted the project’s innovativeness – citing ideas and solutions that had not been used previously in games, the TASR newswire wrote.


Four students from the Technical University of Košice (TUKE) finished among the 18 best in the world with their computer program that assists visually-impaired persons, according to Roman Russev of Microsoft Slovakia.

“In this huge competition, this is an excellent result,” Russev stated, as cited by SITA.



The students from TUKE’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics designed ‘Mapz’, an integrated system of applications and technologies to assist visually-impaired persons to overcome their biggest problem – spatial orientation, SITA wrote.


Topic: IT


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