Menu
University of Auckland student wins the 2015 Datacom Imagine Cup Scholarship

University of Auckland student wins the 2015 Datacom Imagine Cup Scholarship

"We’ve been running this competition for several years now and this year, as always, we are impressed by the calibre of the applicants."

Datacom has announced that University of Auckland BSc student Rhea Babbar is the winner of this year’s Datacom Imagine Cup Scholarship.

Babbar will have the opportunity to put her skills to the test and gain practical, real-world experience within New Zealand’s leading IT organisation.

The scholarship offers Babbar a paid six month internship working in Datacom’s Microsoft Solutions team in Auckland.

“We’ve been running this competition for several years now and this year, as always, we are impressed by the calibre of the applicants,” Greg Davidson, CEO, Datacom New Zealand.

“Microsoft Imagine Cup is a great initiative that lets students realise their creative ideas and encourages world-class IT talent.”

Babbar is studying a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Auckland with the team producing an app called aFOODable which acts as a one-stop hub to connect charities, donors and supermarkets.

The solution aims to create a three-way connection between donors, charities and supermarkets. Donors can donate food while they are grocery shopping, and charities can reduce the amount of money they spend on buying food items.

“I am extremely thankful to Datacom for giving me this opportunity and very excited to be part of the company,” Babbar adds.

“The journey I took to get to this point has been a rigorous test of my character with a steep learning curve. To be awarded this scholarship means a lot to me after the hard work I have put in.”

Datacom has offered this scholarship for the last five years with the company, every year, committing to hiring a large number of graduating students into permanent roles with around 70 graduates joining the software division alone in the past two years.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags MicrosoftDatacomImagine Cup

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments