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SMU students to represent Asia in Facebook 'hackathon'

Published on Mar 9, 2014 8:11 AM
 
Four Singapore Management University students will fly to Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters in California in November to represent Asia in an international "hackathon". -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

Four Singapore Management University (SMU) students will fly to Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters in California in November to represent Asia in an international "hackathon".

The contest involves teams brainstorming ideas and programming computers to create a working product within a short time span.

"We are all extremely thrilled to be able to check out its headquarters and possibly (Facebook founder) Mark Zuckerberg himself," said team member Alayne Pang, 23.

She and her teammates - Xu Mengxiang, 25; Suresh Subramaniam, 21; and Abhilash Murthy, 22 - edged out 19 other teams from the Asia-Pacific region in a hackathon here last month. They will represent Asia in the finals.

 
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