Lim Jian Han (right-most), the Champion in the Mini Hack Challenge (Java) category.


4th from left, Ng Chun Chet, Lim Jian Han and Phor Joon Huang won the 2nd Runner Up in the Main Hack Challenge category.

TAR UC students have once again proven their ability to apply their skills and knowledge from the classroom into real-life situations, when Lim Jian Han, a Year 3 Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Software Engineering student, emerged as Champion in the Mini Hack Challenge (Java) category in the recent HACK2HIRED 2017 software hackathon event. He brought home a cash prize of RM1,000 and a certificate. It was a double-win for him as Jian Han together with two of his classmates, Ng Chun Chet and Phor Joon Huang, emerged as the 2nd Runner Up in the Main Hack Challenge category. They received certificates and a cash prize of RM1,000.

In the Warm Up Hack Challenge category, two Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in Software Systems Development students, Yeo Wei Kang and Wong Hung Lui ranked among the top 20 out of 118 participants and received a cash prize of RM100 each. In addition, two TAR UC teams formed by students Wong Hung Lui, Wong Twee Pin, Imran Bin Abdulhadi and another one comprising of Phor Joon Huang, Ng Chun Chet and Lim Jian Han were both placed among the top 8 Teams of the competition beating the other 32 teams!

The event provided the much needed exposure for the participants who are final year students currently undergoing their industrial training and will be ready to join the work force by end of July 2017. Also, most of them attended on-the-spot interviews during this event.

This Hackathon focuses on showcasing the participants’ programming talent to the industry partners – which is significantly different from the objectives of other career fairs. This event also provided an invaluable opportunity for the participants to interact with the industry partners and participants from other institutes of higher learning. Besides having their coding skills tested, the participants had a fun experience throughout the Hackathon.