The Infocomm and Robotics Society has done Hwa Chong proud with another victory at this year’s Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp (CDDC). Two groups of students were sent to compete in the Junior College Category, butting heads against more than 400 participants across the field. Our students underwent a 3 day training program where they learnt the ropes, and then put their newly acquired skills to the test in a gruelling competition lasting two entire days. After slogging away at a tremendous array of well over 100 challenges, our teams accumulated enough points to sweep the top two spots for their category.
The First Place Team displayed on the left comprises (from left to right) Ding Ruida, Li Bailin, Won Ying Keat and Zhang Chenxin.
The Second Place Team on the right comprises (from left to right) Liew Zhao Wei, Eleanor Loh, Tan Wei Seng and Lee Ian Ee.
There were also familiar faces at the competition. HCIRS alumni Ho Jie Feng and Ragul Balaji participated with two other members in the University/Polytechnic Category and secured First Place overall.
A group of Hwa Chong students and alumni have managed to bag first place at Cross CTF 2017, a cyber security competition open to teams from various tertiary institutions. They clinched first at the preliminary round, earning a spot at the finals. On the 17th of June, they arrived at SMU to compete against 18 other teams in the 24-hour live attack-defense Capture the Flag (CTF) finals, and managed to take first place with a substantial margin over other competitors.
The team T0X1C V4P0R comprises Ho Jiefeng (on the left), Li Bailin (left of Jiefeng), and Ragul Balaji (on the far right)
On the 12th of March, Team T0x1c V4p0r from HCIRS finished first runner up in Whitehacks 2017, only losing to the top team by a narrow margin of one challenge. The top teams consist of ex-hwachong (t0x1c v4p0r) members as well.
T0X1C V4P0R winning first runner-up in whitehacks 2017
For the 20th National Olympiad in Informatics, Hwa Chong has once again achieved excellent results! The team garnered a total of 5 Golds, 3 Silvers, 1 Bronze and 1 Honourable Mention. Furthermore, the team obtained the top secondary school award as well as the runner-up junior college award. Finally, two members of the team obtained the top secondary school contestants award.
We would like to thank our seniors and teachers (Mr Koh Kim Tian & Ms Goh Keng Wah) for their continued support and guidance, and will strive to do even better in future editions!
Hwa Chong racked quite a few awards at the 19th annual Singapore National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI). This year we continued our tradition of excellence taking home 10 medals ( 100% medal rate! ), 2 Golds 6 Silvers & 2 Bronzes. We also took home the runner up for best secondary school & the youngest medallist! We hope this is just the beginning to another exciting year of competitive programming activities in Hwa Chong.
A huge thanks to our seniors( Wang ZhiJian, Gan “William” Wei Liang, Mark Theng & Bernard ), teachers ( Mr Koh KT & Mrs Goh KW ), student trainers ( Damian, Ming Jiang, Wei Seng & Jiefeng ) as well as the NUS Dec training staff & students ( Wen Yuen[RI], Guang Xuan[RI], Jacob[NUSH], Sean Pek[ex-NUSH], Howe Choong Yin[ex-NUSH] & Ranald[ex-RI] ) and for teaching and challenging the limits of what we could do 😊!
We tinker with cybersecurity and we’re quite good at it too. WhiteHacks is a 2-day competition, organised by Singapore Management University, under the banner of Whitehat Society, where you pit your skills against the other teams in a Jeopardy-style Capture the Flag competition!
We can proudly say that the HCIRS team has done us proud and clinched 2nd place, beating the next competitor by over 3 times in points.