Devcon Devise is an application development competition that aims to challenge students in solving real world problems with mobile applications.
The country has been facing inevitable man-made or natural catastrophes. Now, in the age where almost everyone owns a device, how can mobile technology overcome these challenges? Thus, the theme is Public Safety and Disaster Preparedness.
Jan 9 – Submission of Entries Open
Jan 20 – Deadline of Registration
Jan 23 – Announcement of Qualified Teams
Jan 28 – Pitching and Awarding
Entries will be screened based on requirements completion and relevance with the theme. On Jan 23, the qualified teams will be selected and announced via email and DevCon social media.
By January 28, the top 10 teams will convene in Metro Manila and pitch their mobile applications. The selected judges will choose and award the winning 3 teams.
1st Prize – PHP 50,000
2nd Prize – PHP 30,000
3rd Prize – PHP 20,000
|50%||Execution of Entry||How fully developed and implemented is the Entrant’s concept in the submitted Entry? How complete is it?|
|25%||Innovation of Entry||To what degree does the Entry illustrate new and innovative uses for mobile technology? Was the idea unique, or a different take on an existing/similar app?|
|25%||Utility of Entry||How useful is the Entry in addresing public safety and disaster preparedness with mobile technologies?|
1. Who can join this competition?
Undergraduate students, both those of degree and non-degree courses, who are enrolled in a school in the Philippines any time within the contest period (January 2017) are allowed to join the contest.
This means that people who have graduated or not currently enrolled in a course are not allowed to join the contest. On the other hand, this also allows for entries from High School and even Grade School students as long as they can prove that they are the ones who have coded most of the app.
2. What types of apps are allowed?
Any type of mobile applications are allowed as long as it fits within the theme. Here are some examples:
You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure if your app is suited for this competition.
3. We already have an existing mobile app (e.g. thesis, side project), can we submit it as our entry?
Submitting entries is not a one-time deal: you can re-submit your entry as many times as you like, with the last submission containing the complete working application.
4. Our team is not located near Metro Manila. Is travel and accommodation for the finalists covered?
We will cover the travel and accommodation for all 4 members of the team.