INI Students Win at Android Dev Camp

March 07, 2011

Chinmay Garde (MS22) and Rami Shomali (MS22), won the Most Creative App award for their project "Android Assassin" at the Silicon Valley Android Developer Camp (AnDevCamp) held March 4-6 at PayPal in San Jose, California. The project is a near real-time strategy game that leverages players' locations. Both students are pursuing the INI's Pittsburgh-Silicon Valley Master of Science in Information Technology program, in the Mobility track and the Software Management track respectively.

Carnegie Mellon University performed extremely well in the competition overall. Le T. Nguyen, Assistant Researcher at the Silicon Valley campus (CMU SV), was the technical lead of a five person team to create Disaster Radio, which took home Best Application Award (1st place) along with the Best Mash-up and Best Tablet App awards. Disaster Radio delivers safety and disaster relief information to help those affected and to the community during an emergency situation.

The not-for-profit event challenged participants to plan and complete an Android application over the time span of one weekend. The teams formed on Friday and then built out their ideas over the weekend. The teams presented their completed projects on Sunday evening and winners were selected for a variety of categories.

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley partnered with the Silicon Valley Android Developers Group who sponsored the event.

CMU participants

Pictured above: Le T. Nguyen, Rami Shomali (MS22), Chinmay Garde (MS22) and Wendy Fong (Sr. Strategic Programs Manager, CMU SV)

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