Samsung seeks home-grown app developers through training course

Officials from Samsung Electronics and universities together with selected students for Android mobile application development training are in group photo.—Photo: Khaing Thanda Lwin
Officials from Samsung Electronics and universities together with selected students for Android mobile application development training are in group photo.—Photo: Khaing Thanda Lwin

Yangon, 11 May—Samsung Myanmar is providing free Android mobile application development training to university students, with the aim of turning out qualified developers in the country, the company’s marketing manager U Kyaw Swar Lin said Monday.
The one-month programme runs from 4 to 31 May, with a competition for the budding developers scheduled for 27 May.
A total of 50 computer science students from the University of Yangon (YU) and Dagon University have been split into 25 teams to compete in the mobile application contest.
“We believe that those students can build amazing apps to improve their communities,” U Kyaw Swar Lin said at an opening ceremony on Monday at the University of Yangon.
One of the trainees, a male student from the University of Yangon, said he “expects to get invaluable knowledge from the courses” and believes the programme “helps develop the Myanmar mobile products manufacturing sector.”
Samsung will award US $2,000 to the first-place team, $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third. In addition, winners will receive Samsung products.
As part of its social responsibility activities, the South Korean electronics giant has been running the Samsung Tech Institute Android Mobile Application Development Training Program since 2013 and has admitted more than 100 computer science students to its courses.
“This programme is so successful that we have decided to extend its reach to more universities this year,” Samsung head of marketing Mr Richard See said.
“Samsung plans to offer training opportunities to up to 200 students this year,” said U Kyaw Swar Lin. “The next training for remaining students from universities of computer studies in Yangon and Mandalay is scheduled for October and November.”
Before starting those courses, Android application road shows will be conducted at universities in June, with the aim of increasing student participation.—GNLM

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