Proxor and IEEE Computer Society (CS) to co-host the COMPSAC 2018 Software Developer - Java Programming T1 Challenge

Hong Kong, 2 June 2018

Proxor, the industry leader in the rating and certification of software developers, is partnering with IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) to organize a series of International Java Programming Challenges as part of the upcoming COMPSAC 2018 Annual International Tech Conference. The T1, “Top 1 %”, Challenge will be held across multiple regions/countries in Asia, Africa and North America in June & July 2018.

COMPSAC 2018 provides software developers a global platform to prove that they are amongst the "Best of the Best". As part of the T1 Challenge, participants will need to write, modify, compile, test and debug real software development tasks in a live programming environment. Proxor's Innovative grading solution, developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, auto grades the submissions ensuring a “No False Positive” score. Participants will be able to prepare by referring to the study materials, videos and practice tasks available on the contest website.

The Grand Prize winner from each participating region/country will be presented the T1 Award by IEEE CS President, Hironori Kasahara, at the COMPSAC 2018 Awards Dinner to be held in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to the Grand Prize winners sponsored trip to attend COMPSAC 2018, top scores will receive a complimentary IEEE CS Membership for a year and will also be eligible to meet with local sponsors to discuss job / internship opportunities.

According to Henry Hon, Chairman & CEO Proxor, “Top Software Development Talent can be found in every location globally, but the focus is still on a small number of cities. Proxor, together with our strategic partner IEEE Computer Science, will be holding the FIRST International T1 Programming Challenge to not only distinguish the T1 (Top 1%) talent globally but also identify the depth of talent across diverse locations such as Nigeria and Philippines. As the Proxor Authentic Exam is the only effective and objective solution to assess software developer’s skills and capabilities, our customers have full confidence to effectively and efficiently manage their software developer talent. I look forward to meeting the Grand Prize winners at COMPSAC 2018”

According to Hironori Kasahara, IEEE CS President, “IEEE- Computer Society is very pleased to team up with Proxor®, an industry leader in the rating and certification of software developers. As a leading organization in training and certification, Proxor’s examination accurately measures the examinees' ability to program realistic problems in a professional environment. IEEE-CS and Proxor® will collaborate in several initiatives benefiting members and clients of both organization. One example is in COMPSAC 2018, we will jointly sponsor a Global Software Developer Java Programming Challenge that culminates in an award ceremony at the COMPSAC 2018 held in Tokyo, Japan. COMPSAC is the IEEE CS Signature Conference on Computers, Software and Applications.”

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About Proxor
Proxor - Authentic Examinationsᵀᴹ provides assessment ratings of software development skills, initially in Java and C, using technology and methodology developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and funded by a USD2.9Million grant from the government of Kenya under a loan from the World Bank. Created and designed by renowned Computer Science Professors at CMU, Proxor is the industry leader in the rating and certification of software developers. Proxor is headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in Singapore and the main development center will continue to be located in Pittsburgh near Carnegie Mellon University.

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About COMPSAC 2018
COMPSAC is the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software and Applications. It is a major international forum for academia, industry, and government to discuss research results and advancements, emerging problems, and future trends in computer and software technologies and applications.