By octav on Apr 03, 2009
I had a great time at the Ricoh & Java Developer challenge in London. I represented Sun, one of the sponsors of the this University event, and judged the submissions by the five finalists of the contest.
Being the judge was quite an interesting experience. I was truly inspired by the innovation and dedication of the students from Norway, Spain, Germany, France and Hungary that presented projects at the competition. Submissions ranged from Optical Mark Readers, to Context aware Multi Function Printers (MFP) software. Judging had to take into account both technical and business point of views. Hungary (Zoltan Szabo & Balazs Lajer from University of Pannonia) won, by a hair ahead of Germany. Congratulations to all the students and professors involved.