Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P.ians win at the Philippine Programming Challenge 2017

Two teams from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City dominated the Philippine Programming Challenge (PPC) 2017 held on March 10, 2018 at the PPC 2017 Awarding Ceremony at Sequioa Hotel in Quezon City. The third installment of the PPC saw T.I.P. continue its winning streak with T.I.P. Team A placing 1st and T.I.P. Team B placing 3rd. The said competition ran from October 2017 to March 2018.

Representing T.I.P. Team A in the PPC 2017 were Efren Mercado Jr., Darwin Terence De Castro, Joseph Ignacio Rodriguez, Marejean Perpinosa, Michael Dave Martinez, John Stephen Danganan, Bill Carlo Vergara, Jessica Dionisio, Francis Kyle Mauricio, and Jude Russel Tristan Pineda, all Computer Science students. T.I.P. Team B was a collaboration of Information Technology and Computer Science students namely Andrew Ayson, Vince Harvy Moresca, Joshua Fermano, Nikko Jaca, Jonas Jacinto, Enrique Ortega, Jerime Moreno, Francesca Maria Viduya, Blaise Cosico, and Aaron Husay.

Out of the initial pool of forty-seven (47) schools and universities who joined the regional eliminations, only the top six teams were able to move on to the final round. T.I.P. Quezon City Team A was declared champion and received a cash prize of Php 50,000. Placing 3rd was T.I.P. Team B who won a cash prize of Php 10, 000.

Three members of the T.I.P. team were also individually recognized along with two other students from other schools, for being the highest scoring participants. The five participants have a standing invitation for an internship at Gurango Software Corp.

Now on its third year, the Philippine Programming Challenge is an annual programming competition open to all schools and universities in the country who offer BS Information Technology and BS Computer Science degree programs. It aims to identify the most talented entry-level programmers through utilization of an automated assessment tool localized for the specific needs of the Philippine software industry. The competition was organized by the Coders Guild, funded through the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and sponsored by Gurango Software Corp. and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP). In an interview with ANC Dateline aired on March 11, 2018 on the ANC Channel, Mr. Joey Gurango, Coders Guild Founder and CEO of Gurango Software Corp., said that T.I.P. is a role model for other schools to follow. Being properly equipped, gaining local and international accreditation for its programs, and having faculty members who really know how to educate the students in Information Technology have been the three qualities that differentiate T.I.P. from other schools and universities.