The Opmantek Award Presentation Night occurred on Wednesday 23rd November from 4:30pm to 7:30pm where the three finalist ICT teams presented their applications. As usual the quality of the presentations and the work leading up to the presentations was of a high standard.
The first place winner was Virtual Reality Cycling consisting of Aidan Whitehouse, Benjamin Bartley, Kevin Jin and Jack Lawrey. The team demonstrated how they had created a virtual reality environment for an exercise cycle with the velodrome being the 2018 Commonwealth Games venue.
The Research Life in Queensland (QLD) group demonstrated how they could use open data from a range of sources to provide people with access to information that could help them decide on the pro’s and con’s of living in particular suburbs. The data was Queensland related and included schooling, crime, income and a range of other information that would be of great value to families and businesses.
The third finalist, the Health Consultancy system, was developed for a Health professional and had a range of templates and menus. To be developed to the extent it had in the limited time for the project was quite outstanding.
The judges were: CEO of Opmantek Danny Maher (pictured), Councillor Glenn Tozer, Bela Stantic (Head of Griffith ICT) and Sharon Hunneybell. The judges’ comments and feedback was as usual really useful and beneficial to all.
Danny is truly a successful business man and one who is prepared to give back and encourage the next generation. Councillor Tozer continues to be a positive force for the ICT industry.