KUALA LUMPUR, 25th December – Two students from College of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT), UNITEN have succeeded in winning first place for Rekathon 2017. The hackathon was held in TM Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur from 16th to 17th November 2017. The winning group comprising two UNITEN students, Chew Jing Yao and Lim Kien Seng, as well as an Asian Pacific University (APU) student, as team ‘404 Not Found’ are proud and happy over their achievement.
Rekathon 2017’s aim was to spearhead innovation related with the ever-trending Internet of Things (IoT) into Malaysia. The competition which gathered 23 teams, involved both students and working professionals on-site in the 24-hour event. The teams competed for attractive prizes worth RM10, 000 by designing new products or solutions and presenting them to a panel of judges.
As the first prize winner, 404 Not Found managed to win a RM5000 cash prize.
For this competition, the team developed a device and mobile application that would automatically take pictures of human waste after going to the toilet, then sending the images to the back-end to classify it by its properties. They used machine learning to learn from more than a hundred human waste images so it could later classify other output.
When asked about his feeling in winning Rekathon as well as his secret in excelling in past competitions, Chew Jing Yao said, “In winning first place for Rekathon, I feel grateful to have a good team and am very happy that the hard work has paid off. You can’t do everything on your own, so you need to form a team with great people. And in order to do so, you need to strive hard to be one of them.”
He also added few words to address the students, “You need to expose yourself to something you really enjoy rather than just studying.”
NADi would like to congratulate Chew Jing Yao and Lim Kien Seng once again for their great achievement and contribution in making UNITEN proud.
Written by : Nurul Aimi Athirah binti Juarimi
Photo Source : Rekathon Facebook Page