Dian Nuswantoro Computer Club (DNCC) organized Dinus Application Competition (Dinacom), a national level competition, on Sunday, February 26th 2017. In this digital era, Dinacom keep looking for creative and innovative masterpieces from Indonesia’s children. There are 200 teams that registered their masterpiece this time. This event consisted two categories, namely category for high school students and category for college students. The participants were must submit mobile applications, websites, desktops, and multimedia products.
“We did the proposal selection first, and then we chose the top 10 in each category. The participants, who passed this selection, are invited to Udinus “said Muhamad Nabil as a chairman of the committee. The initial selection has done on February 13th until February 19th 2017. The semi-finals, Dinacom invited 10 finalists to present their masterpiece in Udinus on Saturday, February 25th 2017. And the peak of the event was held on Sunday, February 26th 2017, which left three finalists in each category.
Eight experts judged those masterpieces. The first judge is Dr. Pulung Nurtantio Andono (Udinus), ST., M. Kom, the second judge is Mohammad Sidiq, S.Si., M.Kom (PT. Dinustech), the third judge is Yunita Dwi Prasetyanti from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), the fourth judge is Hendro Subagyo the Researcher and Programmer in PDII, the fifth judge is Dr. Ir. Nana Storada, SE., MM as a Head of Electronic Data Processing (PDE) Secretariat Semarang, the sixth judge is Eri Kuncoro (Suara Merdeka), the seventh judge is Novi Prastyawan (Kadin), and the last judge is Eko Hari Rachmawanto M.Kom (Udinus). "There are some elements assessed by the judges. There are 20% uniqueness, 25% of the potential market, 20% of functions and features, 25% of product quality and developing methods, and the last is 10% a product presentation” said Nabil.
SMK N 8 Semarang became the first winner in the category for high school students, with their application "Mospro". The second place was SMK N 11 Bawang Banjarnegara with their application "Mysecret". And the third place was SMAN 11 Makassar with their application "Mobile Ananta". In the category for college students, Electronic Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya (Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya) became the first winner with their application "I-ON Smart Controller", the second place was STMIK AKAKOM Yogyakarta with their application "Omah Simon" and STMIK AMIKOM Purwokerto became the third place with their application "Ternak-Ku." (* PR)