Students Peter Chang, Raksik Kim, and Maggie Wu from Stony Brook were awarded first place—$5,000, a BlackBerry® Smartphone, and a trip to CA’s user conference, CA World 2010, in Las Vegas—in CA’s Smartphone Challenge. CA’s competition challenged university students in North America to develop an application for the BlackBerry 9530 that made creative use of the BlackBerry Software Development Kit and leveraged data provided by CA Application Performance Management (APM). Submissions were judged on factors including the application’s value to the existing customer base, compatibility/certification with BlackBerry AppStore, presentation quality and technical proficiency, the usage of existing BlackBerry applications, and the creativity of the design.
The Stony Brook team delivered an application that presents a customized dashboard very similar to what CA APM end users are accustomed to seeing. The team leveraged the built-in e-mail capability of the BlackBerry Smartphone and provided a snapshot view of where a threshold was exceeded.
“We were impressed with the quality and creativity of all the entries we received for the CA Smartphone Challenge and congratulate the winning teams on their success,” said Ajei Gopal, executive vice president of CA Products and Technology Group. “CA is proud to sponsor a competition that gives students an opportunity to exercise their creative gifts and technological skills in a context very similar to the real-world conditions of a large enterprise environment.”
The Stony Brook students received roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, and free registration to CA World 2010, which took place in Las Veags from May 16 to 20. The team demonstrated their application in the Emerging Technologies booth located in the Exhibition Center.