Students to win prizes and fame today in Amsterdam for writing J2ME applications for Ricoh
The winners of the Ricoh & the Sun Java[tm] Platform Powered by U contest will announced June 3rd.
The contest, sponsored by Sun and Ricoh, included students from universities in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. The challenge was for the students to develop innovative Javaâ„¢ technology based applications that will run embedded on Ricoh Aficioâ„¢ laser printers and multifunctional products (MFPs).
The contestants built their code with the help of the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) at java.net. The contest host project https://ricoh.dev.java.net/ was used to link thGELCe students with Sun, Ricoh, and noted J2ME experts like Shawn Fitzgerald (author of Making IT Work: SMS for MIDP2.0) and Eric GiguÃ¨re (author of Mobile Information Device Profile for J2ME).
Here at the GELC, we are quite happy with this contest. More than a hundred students signed up and many used java.net to do their projects. I was extremely happy to see so many use the contest forum to work with our guests and Ricoh/Sun support people.
Since I was one of the judges, I got to see many of the contestants results. Simply I am impressed. Some put a lot of work into their applications. Given that we are talking about printer/cpoier/scanner it is amazing the creativity that was applied. That's why we like student contests because they really get students to apply themselves to an interesting problem.
Another great reason for this contest is that the forum is still up and populated by the students. The code for the applications will also be available here at java.net.
Here are the details for the final judging and award ceremony:
Ricoh & the Sun Java[tm] Platform Powered by U!
Tune in to the live award ceremony of Ricoh & Sun European University Contest being held in Amsterdam on June 3rd, 2005. Students from universities in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain present their winning application developed for use with Ricoh hardware and compete for the European title! The presentations will be displayed via iCast.
Event Times (Amsterdam)
â€¨09:00-09:15 Welcome coffee â€¨09:15-09:45 Introduction Rene Brunt â€¨09:45-09:55 Welcome speech Sonny Mori â€¨09:55-10:15 Speech from Sun Todd Korth â€¨10:15-10:30 Introduction Jury/Rene Brunt â€¨10:30-11:05 1st Contestant â€¨11:05-11:20 Coffee break â€¨11:20-12:00 2nd Contestant â€¨12:00-13:00 Lunch â€¨13:05-13:45 3rd Contestant â€¨13:45-14:00 Coffee Break â€¨14:00-14:40 4th Contestant â€¨14:40-16:00 Jury Deliberation â€¨16:00-16:30 Award Ceremony