GMIT and NUI Galway launch Code Ninja app contest

16 Dec 2011

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and NUI Galway have launched a new competition called Code Ninja designed to encourage students to build their own apps.

The competition is open to all disciplines of students at both institutes who want to build their own web or mobile app. They can create an app under numerous categories, including social, games, entertainment and education.

Entrees will get to take part in training and workshops on how to design and code apps, and obtain mentoring and feedback on their work. Prizes include an iPad, iPod touch and other cash awards.

“This is a unique opportunity for NUI Galway and GMIT students from any discipline to work on the leading edge of web technology,” said Dr Jim Duggan of NUI Galway and Dr Dean Duignan of GMIT.

“Students from any discipline can learn new skills, network with the technology entrepreneurs and academic experts with a view to fostering a culture of creativity and excitement, as well as adding value to their curriculum vitae,” they said.

Code Ninja is part of both institutes’ aims to foster a culture of innovation across their respective campuses. It’s supported by the Bright Ideas Initiative at NUI Galway, GMIT, ExOrdo for Academics, BeautyBoss and OnepageCRM.

Students can register their interest on the Code Ninja website.