A team representing the University of the East College of Engineering-Caloocan was declared the Champion of the Cloud Track category of the recently concluded Philippine round of the Huawei ICT Competition for Asia Pacific 2021-2022!
UE’s winning Cloud Track team was composed of three UE CEng’g Caloocan students—Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCpE) seniors Jerwin Samala and Mark Jayson Gutierrez, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) senior Jio Vince Chua—together with two UE CEng’g Caloocan professors who were their coach and assistant coach: Dr. Alexis John M. Rubio and Dr. Nelson C. Rodelas, PCpE, respectively.
The virtual, quiz bee-like competition was held last September 10, 2021, while the online awarding ceremony was held on September 17.
UE’s winning Cloud Track team bested the participant-representatives of Mapua University, STI College, Southville International School and Colleges, Cebu Institute of the Technology University, Southern Luzon State University, Angeles University Foundation, and STI College Angeles.
The competition consisted of two tracks: the Network Track and the Cloud Track. The topics under the Network Track were Data Communication and Routing and Switching, while the Cloud Track had Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Storage.
The University was represented in the competition’s Network track by three other UE CEng’g Caloocan students: BSCS senior Jan Nicole Catacutan, BSCpE senior Waquil Faisal Carim, and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology senior Alyssa Thea Besana Network Track. Their coaches were two other UE CEng’g professors: Dr. Froilan De Guzman and Prof. Kathleen Dimaano.
There were nine UE students in all who joined and registered for the preliminary examination taken last August 31, 2021. However, only the top three students for each track were qualified to join the national competition.
UE’s Champion Cloud Track team will next take part in the regional round of the Huawei ICT Competition for Asia Pacific 2021-2022, which will be held before the end of this year. Participating along with the Philippine representatives are reps from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
Congratulations, ICT Warrior Students and Mentors!