Sponsors of the Young Software Engineer of the Year 2013

Sopra has been sponsoring the 'Young Software Engineer of the Year' for well over a decade and was again pleased to present the first prize on 29 August at the annual Scotsoft Awards - the premier awards event in the Scottish ICT calendar. 

Alison McLaughlin, Sopra's Head of Public Sector and Utilities, presented Ben Callis from Glasgow  University with a cheque for £2500 for his Interactive Presenter project.

The Young Software Engineer of the Year Award is given for the best undergraduate software project, drawn from across all students studying computer science and software engineering in Scotland.   Competition is fierce, as each university nominates the very best final year undergraduate software engineering project to be submitted for the awards.

About The Project

Interactive Presenter is an iOS application, which can be used to present documents to others in an engaging way. Presenters can use their iOS device to control a presentation to an audience of other iOS devices via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, without any additional hardware. During a presentation, presenter interactions are monitored and automatically distributed to the audience to keep the presentation synchronised across devices.

Presenters can also send out questions, to assess the audience's understanding. Results are automatically collated on the presenter's device and they can choose whether to share the answer and results with the audience. Viewers can also raise questions through the application without disrupting the presenter or revealing their identity.

Visit the Scotsoft (ScotlandIS) website