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Tuesday, 11 October 2022 21:27

Sparx Systems Award 2022 - Federation University

Sparx Systems Award 2022 - Announcement and Presentation

Sparx Systems has enjoyed a long association with Federation University, with many staff having once worked and studied at Federation University. Federation University Australia was formed when the former University of Ballarat and the Gippsland Campus of Monash University were amalgamated.

For more information, please refer to the University website: https://federation.edu.au/

Award Winner

The Student Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday the 8th of September 2022 on behalf of the Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability.
The 2022 Sparx Systems award winner is Zac (Zhi Zao) ONG - pictured below. Zac is a Bachelor of IT (Professional Practice) Student.
The award was presented by Sparx Systems Communications Manager, Mr Scott Hebbard.


Figure 1: Scott Hebbard presenting the award to Zac.
2022 Sparx Systems Award presentation

Award Recipient Information

Zac (Zhi Zao) ONG was top of the class in ITECH3109 Data Structures and Algorithms, and ITECH3108 Dynamic Web Development. He was a very good scrum master in his capstone project team and was a leader in development and processes, for example he set up very good workflow for the project team using Github and Vercel with continuous integration. His team delivered an excellent outcome to their client. He interned at IBM where he worked an on internal project developing an ‘Executive Dashboard’ for senior management. This involved both the front end and back-end development of the dashboard which is a web-based tool. The dashboard is used by their senior management today to report on quite a large range metrics within the organisation. Zac was highly praised for his work on this dashboard, the data that can be retrieved as well as the user interface that is very clear, clean and professional. 

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