by Erwin Lemuel Oliva | First posted 00:33am (Mla time) Mar 24, 2005

FILIPINO software development talent shines once again.

Jan Stevens Ancajas, a student of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, was among the grand prize winners of the 2004 IBM Linux Scholars Challenge, learned Wednesday.

Ancajas was among 20 winners from all over the world in the yearly challenge hosted by the computer giant IBM.

The Filipino developer’s program entry described as “Dynamic DNS solution for a campus network” was cited as one of the best software programs developed by a student.

This IBM-hosted contest solicits entries from students all over the world. Each winner will receive an IBM ThinkPad T-Series with Linux and will also have the opportunity to qualify for one of the three Summer 2005 internships at the IBM Linux Technology Center.

A list of all winners is available at

Topics : contest  open source  ibm linux scholars challenge  scs  computer science