Popular Nigerian forum, Nairaland recently launched a JAMB Result Checking Website Developer Contest. Its Founder, Seun Osewa recently announced a contest aimed at rewarding the developer of a website who will enable Nigerian students check their JAMB results with minimal disruptions.
The release below:
Seun Osewa, Founder, Nairaland: The JAMB website goes down every year when results are released. It’s a national embarrassment, and it needs to be fixed right away. I bet the JAMB website is going to crash again after the next UTME exam if we don’t show them how it’s done!
I hereby announce a programming contest to create an open source JAMB result checking script just to show the JAMB Tech guys how it’s done. You’re to create a simple JAMB result checking website that works just like the official version and can handle millions of candidate records and heavy traffic from all of them trying to check their results on the same day.
I’m also offering a prize of 150 thousand naira to the person who writes the best JAMB result checking script, but in order to win the prize, you must satisfy certain conditions:
1) You must be unemployed or employed/self-employed and currently earning less than N251k per month.
2) You must develop your JAMB result checker with Python 3.2, CherryPy , MySQL 5+, & hg on Google Code.
3) You must indicate your interest before 12 noon on Sunday 1st April by posting a link to your repo here.
4) You must complete the result checker before 6pm on Friday 6th April and link to it on this thread.
The writer of the best result checking script as assessed by me and other judges will win 150,000 naira, provided you qualify and follow all the rules. The money will be deposited into your account about 3 days after the submission deadline.
Read more about the contest on Nairaland here.
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