By Vasudha Amrit on Apr 18, 2009
I had never imagined in my dreams that hard work brings fruits so quickly. I am saying it because I believe today my efforts have become successful.
I feel extremely proud in telling the world that a student named Chinmay Garde, third year, CSE department from our college Manipal Institute of Technology has won the first prize in the Code JavaFX contest. His application called FxTweet has been highly appreciated by all in the JavaFx team too as the evaluators sent him a congratulatory note.
All this is the result of a two day JavaFX workshop and hands on session we conducted here on campus with two SUN engineers Raghu and Subrata who tirelessly taught us about JavaFX in great detail. It was attended by about 200 students from all four years of Btech, MCA and Masters students too.
We installed NetBeans 6.5 with JavaFX SDK in each and every one's laptops and then we did a day long hands on session. After that we also had a contest where students had to develop an application using JavaFX in an hour's time and the best three applications would win prizes like Laptop bag, pen drive and a cool JavaFX T shirt. We got some very good applications and the competition was very close. A guy Ankur won the first prize for his game.
We also conducted a quiz and lucky draw where we gave out t shirts, key chains, book marks, pens etc as prizes.
I am thankful to Raghu, Subrata for their time and effort, Ganesh and Abhishek for their support and congratulations to Chinmay for his grand victory.
Way to go!!! :P
I can see MIT coming up prominently on the global map of Open Source!!