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On September 16-17, 2011, Lenovo will be holding its first ever 24-hour Code-a-thon in Singapore for Android developers who are ready to "DO the Extraordinary"! 

Continue reading for the latest updates!

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS
Lenovo is calling coders and students to build applications that can be added to the Android Marketplace and the Lenovo App Shop.

THE CHALLENGE
Competitors will be tasked to create applications on the Android platform for the new Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 or the ThinkPad Tablet.

On the day of the event we will inform you of the type of application that can be developed. (Note: This is to prevent folks from coming in with pre-made apps!)

JUDGING CRITERIA
Applications will be judged by a panel of experts on the following:

  • Creativity - How unique if your app?
  •  Usability - Is your app simple and easy to use?
  • Functionality - What exactly does the app do?
  • Lenovo friendly - Does your app tie into any of Lenovo's IdeaPad Tablet K1 or ThinkPad Tablet features?

PRIZES
The Grand Prize will be a cash prize of S$3,000 plus two Lenovo Tablets, with an additional Lenovo Tablet awarded as a special prize for applications that are developed for Lenovo customers.

Winners will also have an opportunity to work directly with MobiHand, leading distributor of software and content for mobile devices, to publish their application to the Lenovo App Shop.

ADDITIONAL INFO
In order to make sure you're comfortable and have enough energy to code throughout the night, we will be providing you with the following:

  • Meals (high tea, dinner, supper and breakfast)
  • Snacks (savory and sweet)
  • Beverages (sodas, juices, tea, coffee, energy drinks, etc.)
  • Lounge area to take a quick nap in if you need it!

QUESTIONS
In case it's helpful, check out some of the questions we've recieved below!

  • Will Lenovo provide the development machine along with required SDK and IDEs? You will need to bring your own laptop and have the choice of which IDE you would like to use. We will provide you with a link to the Android SDK where you will find all the information you need to develop the Android application.
  • Will we be given references if we need to. (especially internet, Android SDK API, or Android developer website)? WiFi will be available at the event and we will provide you with as much information as possible for developing applications on the Android platform. You can find the Android SDK here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html.

  • Can I form teams? Yes! You can form teams of up to 5 pax. Once you arrive at the event you will be asked to inform us who will be on your team. Registration can be done individually.


 

Aaron Tan
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Senseless Labs
Abhinava Srivastava
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Mobiquest Solution Pte. Ltd.
Adrian Teo
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BTHR
Aldis Ng
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Nanyang Technological University
Ali Asghar Shabbar Hussain
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NTU
Ankit Tibrewal
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National University of Singapore
Aung Myat Khaing
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Finesoft Global Pte Ltd
Biju Joseph Jacob
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Nanyang Technological University
Budi Phua
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NTU
Chithra Srinivasan
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Nanyang Technological University
Cui Jiahao
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Singapore Management University
Darius Cheung
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NUS
Denise Wee
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Finesoft Global Pte Ltd
Dipanshu Malhotra
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Nanyang Technological University
Ganeshkarthik Ramadoss
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NUS
Gaurav Agarwal
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Nanyang Technological University
Govind Chandrasekhar
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National University of Singapore
Harjoben Singh
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Nanyang Technological University
Harmeshver Singh
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YouthAsia
Ishan Agrawal
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National University of Singapore
Jayaseelan Yezhuaralai
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Intrego
Jeffrey Lau
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Individual
Jiong June Phu
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Independent
Joash Wee
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Pandamian
John Chang
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HQ LAB
Jose Rojas
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NUS Enterprise
Joshua Ng
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NUS
Juancheng Rong
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JPPJFF/NUS
Karan Sachan
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Motorola
Karthik Muthuswamy
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NTU
KelVin Tan
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Finesoft Global Pte Ltd
Khaing Mar
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Apar Solutions Pte. Ltd.
Michael Mendoza
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up
Mithun Panekat
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Nanyang Technological University
Mohit Aggarwal
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NA
Mohit Mehrotra
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Nanyang Technological University
Ngoc Tran
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Nus
Ngoc Tran
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NUS
Nicholas Neo
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Finesoft Global Pte Ltd
Qichuan Zhang
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vodoke
Rahul Parsani
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National University of Singapore
Rahul Rajeev
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National University of Singapore
Ridzuan Ashim
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Senseless Labs Pte Ltd
Rohan Verma
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NTU
Rohit Agrawal
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Nanyang Technological University
Santhosh Palaniappan
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NUS
Santhosh Palaniappan
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NUS
Sean Kang
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Stanford
Senthil Kumaran
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Uthcode
Shantanu Singh
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Nanyang Technological University
Sridharan Srinivasan
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Arshu Consultancy
Sridharan Srinivasan
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Arshu Consultancy
Steven Goh
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NUS
Sven Berg Ryen
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Maxus Media & Software Pte Ltd
Swetha Narayanan
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NUS
Tarun Harish Ledwani
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Nanyang Technological University
Terence Ng
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Lenovo AP
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Thales Solution Asia Pte.Ltd
Thoong Ching Lee
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Independent
Trong Dan Tran
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Littlelives
Tzu Chjeh Wu
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Freelancer
V Vanchinathan
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National University of Singapore
Varun Banka
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Nanyang Technological University
Victor Liew
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NUS
Victor Tan
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Finesoft Global Pte Ltd
Vignesh Badrinath Krishna
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National University of Singapore
Vinnie Lauria
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UrbanHikers.com
Wai Hong Loh
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National University of Singapore
William Chionh
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Independent
Xiaoqi Chu
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Nanyang Technological University
Zecheng Huang
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Singapore Management University
Zhi Xiong Yeo
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2xIT

Here's the latest schedule of events so you can start planning!**

Friday 16 September 2011



Saturday, 17 September 2011


**Please note that the above schedule is not finalized.

§Hean Hong, Project Manager from Stream Media Pte. Ltd.

Here's some information about the newly launched Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet and ThinkPad Tablet. For more details, check out www.lenovo.com/tablets.

IdeaPad Tablet K1: Open the Box and Play

Weighing just 0.74 kg, the highly mobile IdeaPad Tablet K1 features a breathtaking HD display, dual cameras, and integrated Bluetooth and 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity. The IdeaPad Tablet K1 also incorporates a unique ‘Home’ button and Lenovo ‘Launch Zone’ application to help users easily access their most frequent functions like email, music and web browsing. Simply put, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 helps users who want:

  • More out of the box: The Android-powered Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 is preloaded with more than 30 apps from partners like Amazon*, Adobe*, Electronic Arts*, Rovio*, Zinio*, DataViz*, and others (over US$50 in value), including favorites like Angry Birds* and the full-version of Documents to Go.
  • More entertainment: Users can browse all websites and watch online videos with ease thanks to Flash 10.3.
  • More social networking: Users can access an entire network of friends and social sites all in one place, with Lenovo's exclusive SocialTouch* app, which effectively creates a one-stop social connection. And since one picture is still worth a thousand words, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 comes with a two-megapixel front-facing and a five-megapixel rear-facing webcam.
  • More true HD: Users can watch movies and videos in breathtaking HD on a 1280x800 resolution screen. The mini HDMI connection allows full 1080p HD viewing when connected to an HDTV or monitor, resulting in a powerful visual experience.
  • More cloud sharing: Users can sync, store and share files, music and photos with 2GB of free cloud storage, and less reliance on their hard drive.
  • More Apps: Users can access thousands of apps in the Android Market and apps tested exclusively for the IdeaPad Tablet K1 in the Lenovo App Shop.

 

ThinkPad Tablet Brings Android to Business

The ThinkPad Tablet combines the superior media and entertainment experience of the IdeaPad Tablet K1 with the security, reliability and manageability features ThinkPad is known for, to create the first true business-class tablet. Designed as a companion computing device for professionals on the go, the ThinkPad Tablet includes an optional digitizer pen, a full-size USB port, full-size SD card slot, and mini-HDMI for connecting to external projectors and displays, as well as an optional ThinkPad quality Keyboard Folio Case with optical TrackPoint. 

Data remains safe on the ThinkPad Tablet with layered data security, and the device is easily supported by IT managers thanks to a suite of business partner solutions that include anti-theft software and the ability to disable the tablet if the device is lost or stolen with Computrace*. Additional security features include virtual application support with Citrix*, simple zero-touch deployment with LanDesk* and secure email support available from Good Technology*.

Offering a 10.1” WXGA (1280x800) display weighing 0.75 kg, the ThinkPad Tablet also comes with an IPS display for a 178-degree viewing angle and scratch-resistant Corning* Gorilla* Glass. This business-class device keeps professionals connected, productive and entertained while they’re away from the office and their home.

Simply put, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet helps business professionals:

  • Get more on the go: When work happens on the go, ThinkPad Tablet allows users to view and edit Microsoft Office documents with the preloaded full version of Documents to Go app by DataViz. Or they can jot down notes that automatically convert to handwritten text with the optional ThinkPad Tablet Pen. When even more versatility is required, users can plug in the Keyboard Folio for fast, comfortable and accurate typing and mouse control.
  • Get better connected: With WiFi connectivity, 2GB of free cloud storage, a standard size USB port and SD Card Reader, and Lenovo’s unique file copy utility, sharing media files and documents with other people and electronic devices is easy.  Presentations may look even better when connecting to an external monitor via the built-in mini-HDMI port.  Users can conveniently sync key files and folders with their tablet every time they plug into their Windows 7 PC. When paired with Apps like ooVoo, dual HD cameras allow for crystal clear video conferencing. Users can keep in touch with friends and business contacts using Lenovo’s exclusive SocialTouch app, which puts social networks, email, and calendar notices all in one easy-to-use interface.
  • Get down to business: ThinkPad Tablet can connect to a range of devices and networks without hands-on help from IT administrators. Users can utilize corporate network passwords to access their device and connect to corporate email; with the specially certified app, Good for Enterprise. IT managers can easily create access unique corporate preloads from the Lenovo Image Technology Center as well as share and distribute company purchased or developed apps to numerous devices through a custom, corporate-controlled app store. Most importantly, users will have the ability to protect confidential data with robust security features including SD card encryption, lost device disablement and anti-theft software.
  • Get solid protection: ThinkPad Tablet customers will have access to Lenovo’s full portfolio of enterprise-level services, such as ThinkPlus Support, which provides business customers direct access to advanced technicians with tablet and Android specific experience, and Tablet Protection, which gives business customers coverage for non-warranted damage from operational and structural damage due to drops, minor spills, electrical surges and other accidental damage incurred under normal operating conditions. In addition, Lenovo’s Imaging Services help save IT departments from having to do custom images for each machine, and ensures that even with flash images, the warranty is protected and the tablet is ready-to-go right out-of-the-box.

Lenovo App Shop -- Premium Ecosystem of Apps and Content Services

In addition to the thousands of apps available at the Android Market, Lenovo tablet users have access to apps in the Lenovo App Shop -- a unique app marketplace, which features popular applications that have been tested specifically for Lenovo IdeaPad and ThinkPad Tablets. The Lenovo App Shop offers apps within a broad range of categories including music, movies, books, productivity, social networking, weather, printing and more.

The Lenovo App Shop will also support enterprise applications and a private corporate application store to help businesses more easily integrate tablets into their daily operations. In addition, Lenovo will offer country-specific applications, currency, and languages.

SPEAKERS

Speaker: Hu Shunjie, Usergroup Manager for the Singapore Flex Usergroup 
Topic: Build Engaging Applications for Mobile Devices and Desktop with Adobe Tools

With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, it’s time for developers to explore the innovative technologies for building highly expressive applications across multiple screens and platforms such as Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, iOS devices and desktop operating systems. Join us to learn how to build applications easily using Adobe tools and how to minimize development time.

Hu Shunjie is the Usergroup Manager for the Singapore Flex Usergroup (FUG), a community with a common interest in Adobe Flex, Flash technology and Actionscript development, and organizes monthly meetings for the group. He currently works at Google as their Rich Media Specialist, managing innovations for Flash and HTML5 rich media campaign for Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he works as a Front-end developer for Seesmic, a company that produces social networking management tools for the web, desktop, and mobile devices.


Speaker: Hean Hong, Project Manager from Stream Media Pte. Ltd.
Topic: Andorid Security: How Secure is your APK?

Hean Hong graduated from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science with (2nd Class) Honor. Upon graduation, he has been working in CNET as a software engineer. His job scope includes development and maintenance of large Content Management System (CMS) for several countries (Southeast Asia, Japan, French, and UK). Multi-talented, Hean Hong is familiar with web, server and mobile development, and has developed applications on iPhone and Android. He is also one of the key pillars behind CodeAndroid Malaysia, and has outreached to developers in many technology and developer events. At Stream Media, he is in charge of managing projects and overseeing the whole project delivery.


Speaker:
 Subhransu Behera, Senior Software Engineer, HCL Singapore Pte Ltd
Topic: Overview of New Generation Mobile Technology

Subhransu is a Senior Software Engineer at HCL Singapore Pte Ltd working on mobile application development. He has worked on a wide variety of iOS, Android and WebOS apps ranging from casual games to enterprise applications. Apart from mobile development, Subh is a passionate  Ruby on Rails developer and is currently exploring SmartTV SDKs and building next generation TV apps. For more information, check out his blog at http://subhb.org/.


Speaker:  Simone Brunozzi, Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for APAC
Topic: TBC

Simone Brunozzi is a truly passionate technologist, involved in IT and computing since an early age. He joined Amazon.com in March 2008 in the role of Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for Europe, to raise awareness about Cloud Computing and help developers build applications. In January 2010 he relocated to Singapore, becoming the first AWS Technology Evangelist for the APAC region. Since 2008, Simone has been a very popular speaker in Europe, United States, Asia and Oceania, speaking at more than 260 events (and collecting a huge amount of airline miles). Simone is regularly invited as a speaker to mayor conferences all around the world.

 

JUDGES

Chua Zi Yong, CEO, Stream Media Pte. Ltd.

Chua Zi Yong is one of the pioneers of the Android developer scene in Southeast Asia. He is the CEO of Stream Media, the company that built MoVend, an in-app payment system for mobile phone to help mobile developers earn money through micro-transactions.

Zi Yong has extensive experience in engaging developers to assist them in dealing with different layers of the mobile ecosystem, from mobile operators and handset manufacturers to distributors in Asia. Stream Media aggregates and publish mobile apps through mobile social network, operators and OEM stores. Zi Yong also founded CodeAndroid back in 2009, to better engage developers from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand

 
Subhransu Behera, Senior Software Engineer, HCL Singapore Pte Ltd

 Subhransu is a Senior Software Engineer at HCL Singapore Pte Ltd working on mobile application development. He has worked on a wide variety of iOS, Android and WebOS apps ranging from casual games to enterprise applications. Apart from mobile development, Subh is a passionate  Ruby on Rails developer and is currently exploring SmartTV SDKs and building next generation TV apps. For more information, check out his blog at http://subhb.org/.


Simone Brunozzi, Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for APAC

 Simone Brunozzi is a truly passionate technologist, involved in IT and computing since an early age. He joined Amazon.com in March 2008 in the role of Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for Europe, to raise awareness about Cloud Computing and help developers build applications.

In January 2010 he relocated to Singapore, becoming the first AWS Technology Evangelist for the APAC region. Since 2008, Simone has been a very popular speaker in Europe, United States, Asia and Oceania, speaking at more than 260 events (and collecting a huge amount of airline miles). Simone is regularly invited as a speaker to mayor conferences all around the world.

Stay tuned for more!

APPLICATIONS

  • Applications must be developed for the Android platform.
  • On the day of the event you will be informed of what type of applicaitons can be developed.
  • You will be required to inform Lenovo of the type of application you/ your team will be developing within one hour of registration.
  • All applications MUST be developed during the event. All pre-made applications will be disqualified.
  • Applications that are pornographic, racist or offensive in nature will be disqualified.
  • Applications will be judged on creativity, usability design and functionality.
  • All applications remain your property.

TEAMS

  • You can develop an applicaiton on your own or with a team of up to 5 pax.
  • If you will be working with a team, you will be required to inform Lenovo of your team members during registration on the day of the event.
  • No team changes can be made once names are submitted. 

CODING

  • Coding can begin at 2 PM on 16 September 2011 and final submissions will be due by 9 AM on 17 September.
  • Participants are free to move around the venue during the 24-hour period, but need to be present at the starting and ending times and can only leave for a maximum of 15 minutes.

If you have any questions, please let us know!