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POSTED AT 10:50 AM 29-07-2016

BitMasters wins second place at Microsoft Imagine Cup

[Courtesy: www.facebook.com/bitMastersMora]

Highlights

  • "One of the biggest wins that a Sri Lankan team has achieved so far in an international student technology competition"

BitMasters, the University of Moratuwa (UoM) Engineering Faculty team taking part in the world finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016, has won the second place under the “Innovation” category, making Sri Lanka proud.

The award ceremony was held yesterday (28th July) in the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Seattle, with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gracing the event.

This achievement could well be considered one of the biggest wins that a Sri Lankan team has achieved so far in an international student technology competition. It is notable that this achievement comes in the wake of another team from the University making headlines at the Formula Student UK competition earlier this month.

“We are extremely happy that we were able to take the Sri Lankan flag to the international stage at the biggest student technology competition in the world. We are super excited. Hard work of two years well paid off,” the team stated expressing their views.

The team consists of four members, namely,

Name Year Department
Lakmal Buddika Meegahapola 3rd Computer Science
Chanaka Lakmal 3rd Computer Science
Chathusha Wijenayake 3rd Computer Science
Charith Eranga 3rd Civil Engineering

BitMasters presented ‘Amplus’ an intelligent digital signage solution for the competition under the Innovation category, which they believe could revolutionise the global advertising industry.

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