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2014 Press Release

Trend Micro Announces Top 10 Finalists for its 2014 Codinsanity Asia Pacific Programming Contest

Prizes totaling US$50,000 have attracted a record-high total of 422 teams

Taipei—July 14, 2014—Trend Micro Incorporated, the global leader in cloud security, today announced the top 10 finalists for its 2014 Codinsanity Asia Pacific Programming Contest. This year, for the first time in its history, the contest is open to students as well as working professionals in 12 regions around Asia, attracting a record-high total of 422 teams to enroll in the contest. After four rounds of feverish preliminary online contests, the ten best teams from Taiwan, Japan, China, and the Philippines will enter the final contest. The finalists include 8 student teams (3 from Taiwan, 3 from Japan, and 2 from China) and 2 working professional teams (1 from China and 1 from the Philippines). These top 10 finalists will compete live in the grand finale from August 16-19 in Taiwan.

As big data adoption enters into the mainstream, gaining insights from big data has become the latest trend of the cloud era. This year, the contest will challenge participants with big data problems, and the contestants need to write the most efficient yet correct code to explore new solutions to enhance data correlation, and to demonstrate their innovative ideas.

“At Trend Micro, we are committed to fostering global software talents," said Jenny Chang, Chief Culture Officer and Co-founder. “Through the platform of international programming contests, we are sharing the real-world experience of Trend Micro’s R&D teams around the world with contestants, in a hope to encourage more young talent across Asia to join the software industry. As we have observed, software development has become an important and rising power of the Asia Pacific region. Therefore, we have initiated this activity to enhance the ability of Asia Pacific professionals in solving big data problems, while offering a global arena for contestants to compete and learn from each other to improve software development capabilities around the world."

This year, the contest has been expanded to 12 regions including Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and the Philippines. A total of 422 teams have participated in this year’s contest. After four rounds of feverish preliminary online contests, the ten best teams from Taiwan, Japan, China, and the Philippines will enter the final contest. They will join in the grand finale held in Taiwan from August 16-19 to compete for the grand trophy.

The final contest will focus on the ability to solve big data problems. The test problem will be announced at the event and will test the ability of the finalists to innovate, execute, engineer, and present. The contest offers a total of US$50,000 in prizes. The champion will receive US$20,000. And the first and second runner-ups will receive US$10,000and US$6,000, respectively. Additionally, the champion student team will be offered a unique chance of a two-month internship at Trend Micro Taiwan, Japan, or China.

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2014 Finalists:

Group Team Country
Student +1 ironwood branch Taiwan
CS2014 Japan
blxlrsmb China
Working Professional Liadri Philippines
The Big Dipper China


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