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    UiTM Bags Four Medals Using Cloud Technology in the Malaysia 2020 Hackathon

    Two teams from the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics (FSKM), Universiti Teknologi MARA, (UiTM) Malaysia, calling themselves Team TinggiTecc and Team Adalace beat 18 teams in the AWS Build On Malaysia 2020 Empowering Your Future competition that was recently held on 5th June 2020 till 17th September 2020.

    The Team, TinggiTecc became the first runner up and was followed closely by the Team Adalace as the second runner up. In addition, Team TinggiTecc also won the Best Presentation Award while Team Adalace won the Viewers’ Choice Award. To sweeten the deal, both teams were selected to represent Malaysia at the ASEAN Build On competition which had winners from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia.

    The competition is very challenging and based on the fundamentals of cloud computing and Amazon Web Services (AWS) where the students are required to select one of the real-time challenge statements provided by the participating organizations and ideate a business proposal.

    The TinggiTecc Team, comprised of students from Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) Computer Networks, Iman Irfan Hisshamuddin; Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons.) Intelligent Systems Engineering, Khairunuqman Zainal ‘Abidin and Faris Sufyan Suhaimi, and Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.), Muaz Wazir, produced a project entitled ‘Cloud Native Fake News Detector with Deep Learning’. This innovative project aims to curb the spread of fake and infodemic news. This team is led by Dr. Fakariah Hani Hj Mohd Ali as the advisor.

    The second team, Adalace produced AdaLife, an innovation that can help the middle-income group access health services through the concept of crowdfunding and circular economy. The group comprised of four students from the Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons.) Intelligent Systems Engineering, Nurin Miza Afiqah bt Andrie Dazlee, Nik Izyan Fatini Binti Musri Isa, Vellarie June Jeffrey Lungin and Nurul Husna Hanim A Rahman Hamim and a single representative from Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) Netcentric Computing, Nabila Huda Binti I’sa who were guided by Pn Siti Nur Kamaliah Kamarudin.

    It is envisaged that these two teams will bring more victory to showcase our national capability in solving community tasks and issues using the cloud technology powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this initiative, it is also hoped that the students will inspire their peers to cultivate the inquisitive mind to explore the technology, particularly on cloud technology.

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