Samsung launches IT software challenge hinh anh 1Students attend the second programming contest - Samsung Software Challenge 2016 in Hanoi. (Photo: Samsung Vietnam Mobile)

Hanoi (VNA) - Samsung Vietnam Mobile Research and Development Centre (SVMC) has launched the "Samsung Software Challenge 2016" - a computer software programming contest for university students in Hanoi. 

This is the second programming contest that Samsung has organised in Vietnam. It has attracted 1,200 entries from university students across the nation. From the entries, the organising committee has selected 857 candidates to participate in the preliminary round. 

Based on the preliminary round’s results, the 200 best candidates will be selected to advance through to the final round, which will be held at the Centre for Educational Testing-Vietnam National University in Hanoi on November 12. 

These top 200 candidates will participate in an advanced algorithm and programming skills contest. One first place winner will be selected, along with five second place winners and 20 consolation prizes, worth a combined total of 500 million VND (more than 22,200 USD). 

There is also one trip to visit the Republic of Korea, including a tour of Samsung’s headquarters, which will be awarded to the six best candidates of the contest.-VNA