Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P.ians take 2nd Place in the Philippine Programming Challenge 2016

A team of Computer Science students from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City recently won 2nd Place in the Philippine Programming Challenge (PPC) 2016. They were recognized at the PPC 2016 Awarding Ceremony held at QBO Innovation Hub on May 31, 2017.

PPC 2016 is an annual programming competition open to all schools in the country offering BS Information Technology and BS Computer Science degree programs. It aims to identify which school in the Philippines produces the best talent and is also the country’s first-ever programming competition using the performance-based software developer examination tool developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University – PROXOR. The year-long competition made possible through the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and Gurango Software Corporation started in May 2016 up to September 2016.

To qualify, each participating school is required to enter a team of 10 graduating students. Representing T.I.P. in the said competition were Celestino Edano Jr., Michael Dave Martinez, Derwin Terence De Castro, Elijah Demetriv Miranda, Joseph Ignacio Rodriguez, Lawrence Avestruz, Henry Macugay Jr., Marejean Perpinosa, Matthew David Godez, and Efren Mercado Jr.

Mercado of the T.I.P. team was also individually recognized for exhibiting “exceptional programming talent” after getting a PROXOR rating of one (1) during the competition. As a PROXOR rating 1 taker, Mercado will automatically be offered a programming job by one or more Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) member companies.