Chennai boy wins online contest by MIT

Updated - May 13, 2016 09:47 am IST

Published - January 16, 2014 08:56 am IST - CHENNAI:

City school boy S. Arjun was recently named the winner of an online competition — MIT App Inventor Bug Finding contest — conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The objective of the contest was to open up the institute’s ‘App Inventor System,’ which can help create applications for the Android mobile operating system, for debugging, and was held in December.

Arjun (14) was named joint winner of the contest along with another online participant Taifun Bar, by Hal Abelson, professor in the department of computer science and engineering at MIT. A student of Velammal Vidyashram in Surapet, Arjun will get a Nexus 5 smartphone as prize.

Arjun was also winner of an online contest, ‘MIT’s First App Inventor App,’ conducted by MIT last year.

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