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YNU teams score well in national software innovation contest

Updated: 2020-07-23


Winners are congratulated at the awards ceremony for the national 13th Software Innovation Contest. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]

The finals of the national 13th Software Innovation Contest were held on July 11 in Beijing -- with contestants participating online, according to the organizers.

Two student teams -- jointly prepared by the School of Software at Yunnan University, the YNU's students innovation and entrepreneurship practice base, the Yunnan provincial software engineering key laboratory, and other departments -- won awards, according to YNU officials.

One was a project by the GreenLink team -- instructed by YNU associate professor Xie Cheng -- on a quick application system of rural sewage treatment based on the intelligent internet of things.

YNU officials said it won the only grand prize and was also selected as the project with the most entrepreneurial potential by the corporate experts.

The other project from the YNU Walkman team, instructed by professor Liu Qing, ranked fifth in the contest and won the first of the second prizes.

Officials said that the awards ceremony was held at Beijing Jiaotong University on July 12, with national prize-winners participating in online.

The Software Innovation Contest, initiated in 2008, is hosted by the software engineering teaching steering committee of the Ministry of Education and the Pilot Software Engineering Schools Association.

This year's contest was organized by Beijing Jiaotong University and sponsored by OPPO, with participation of a total of 1,116 students from 286 teams at 65 universities and colleges.

The contest started in October 2019 and a total of 20 projects won prizes, following rounds of selections and contests.

Organizers said that 67,027 people viewed the finals online and offline.


Members of the Walkman team from YNU. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]


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