Dialog Axiata app development contest for Sri Lankan students

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s biggest mobile phone operator Dialog Axiata is launching an islandwide inter-school software applications development competition to encourage software development among high school students.

The ‘Dialog App Challenge’contest is in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the University of Peradeniya, a statement said.

“The competition aspires to educate and ignite a passion for software development amongst ordinary and advanced level students and create possible career paths at an informative age,” it said.

The Dialog App Challenge was previously conducted within the central province for two years.

Students will be encouraged to brainstorm and develop technology based solutions to solve pressing issues in their respective communities, Dialog Axiata said.

Real life solutions will be used as models to educate students and provide continuous mentoring.

“Schools will compete on a provincial and inter-school level, sustaining the future of the technology industry and growth of talent in Sri Lanka.”

The champion, first-runners-up and second runners-up will get prizes worth of Rs. 300,000, Rs. 150,000 and Rs. 75,000.
(COLOMBO, 04 September, 2018)

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