Megabyte IT Project Award
Megabyte Ltd has awarded the second Megabyte IT Project Award to B.Sc (Hons) ICT student Jacqueline Cefai for her final year project, Green IT.
The award, organised in collaboration with the University of Malta, came with an iPad 2, which was presented to Ms Cefai by Megabyte’s head of business development and marketing David Galea.
Ms Cefai’s project objective was to combine the various aspects that contribute to energy efficiency in homes into one system. The system enables a home owner to design and build an efficient room and improve existing ones through the use of graphical user interface software. A Green IT user does not require any technical expertise to benefit from the system.
The award marks Megabyte’s aim to encourage and nurture local talent in the ICT sphere and is issued annually. The University of Malta’s IT Faculty grades projects for their academic merits, which comprised 30 per cent of Megabyte’s scoring, with a further 30 per cent allotted for creativity and innovation and 40 per cent for commercial adaptability, emphasising the practicality and realistic application of project ideas.
“These students are the future resources of Megabyte and all local IT firms,” Megabyte chief executive Rainer Van Beckum said. “It is fair to acknowledge their ideas and hard work.”