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Campus DevCon at STI College Southwoods

27 February 2014 (Thursday)


Campus DevCon at STI College Southwoods is a gathering in partnership with STI College Southwoods that aims to augment the academic learnings of students with up-to-date trends in the IT industry. The event converges an average of 160 students taking up Computer Science or other IT-related courses.

A Campus DevCon has 3 main components:

Lightning Talks (LT)

LTs are very quick presentations delivered with or without auxiliary visual materials. Each speakers has a maximum of 10 minutes to present his idea, including preparation time, self, introduction, Q&A, etc. There are usually 6-8 LTs per Campus DevCon.

Birds of a Feather (BoF)

BoF is an informal debate on tech topics with 3 volunteers from two opposing sides. A BoF panel will judge on who's the best team. Examples of BoF topics are "iOS vs Android", "Does technology improve or harm a person's social life?" and "Windows vs Linux".

Java Code Challenge (JCC)

DevCon JCC is a one hour programming competition that aims to spur critical thinking and highlight problem solving strategies under pressure.

12:00-1:00 Registration
1:00-1:15 Opening Remarks by College Dean
1:15-1:30 Introduction to DevCon by DevCon Representative

Lightning Talks

  • Joseph Ross Lee, CEO at Inforshift, Inc on "Introduction to Magento: E-commerce Software"
  • Lope Emano, Android Developer at Save22 on "Android Development"
  • Marnielle Estrada, Freelance Game Developer on "Introduction to Game Development"
3:30-3:45 Birds of a Feather (BoF)
3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks by Student Council President

DevCon Java Code Challenge (JCC)

DevCon JCC is a one hour programming competition that aims to spur critical thinking and highlight problem solving strategies under pressure.



Team Composition

Only registered teams can compete. Each team consists of at most 3 students.


Soon to be announced!


Java only.

Requirements per Team:

– One (1) laptop only (with wifi capability and the latest version of Chrome or Firefox) to be shared among the team. Laptop may have JDK 7 and your choice of IDE installed for local testing.
– Books, notes on Java and algorithms – internet access is forbidden
– Pens/Pencils and Scratch papers

Competition Procedure:

Teams will be given one hour to solve problems. Each team will be provided with a set of 10 problems. Solutions must be submitted through the automated system provided. The team who solves the most problems in the shortest amount of time wins.

Any team caught cheating or doing other malicious activity will be disqualified. Consult first with the organizers before doing anything that may be seen as cheating.


Problems will test the teams' knowledge of basic Java concepts (e.g. variables, operations, control structures, strings, arrays), the Java Collections Framework, and undergraduate level algorithms (e.g. Number Theory, Array/Tree/Set/Graph algorithms).


Soon to be announced!

1. Be updated for further event announcements:

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Join the DevCon Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/devconph

2. Registration will be up soon so stay updated!

For inquiries, you may contact:

Haifa Carina Baluyos
Project Lead 
[email protected]