NCU’s XORMIS Team Wins Big in Poland

From left: Shawn McLean, Derron Brown, Markel Mairs, and Dwayne Samuels w Coach Hylton in the middle

In the World Cup of ingenuity, the Jamaican team XORMIS took first place ahead of Brazil, and Indonesia!

The ‘Imagine Cup’ is a world-wide technology competition created to reward students for their inspirational and technological innovations. The theme of this year’s competition is “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems“.

Yes, team Xormis World Champions in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Competition 2010!
Team Xormis, comprised of Shawn McLean, Dwayne Samuels, Derron Brown and Markel Mairs, outclassed several Information Technology teams around the world.

This team is the top student technologists out of 300,000 thousand competitors from 124 different countries.

For you who want to know the technical details of the winning project, here is the nerd analysis:

The winning project is “eXtensible Opportunity and Resource Matching Information System,” – a match maker that couples significant and pervasive problems with the appropriate solution providers by employing multiple technologies to connect people, data, or diverse systems in a new way.

Now that’s a brainfull! For us less technically inclined, this is like Bolt doing 9.59 in the 100 meters.

Let us congratulate them, and Northern Caribbean University for their tradition of excellence!

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