Carnegie Mellon Student Wins VMware Fling Contest-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Student Wins VMware Fling Contest-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Student Wins VMware Fling Contest

Annie Yen-Ju Chen of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley took first place in VMware’s Summer Intern Fling Contest 2010. VMware summer interns were invited to create “flings” to help familiarize them with VMware products and platforms.

A fling is an application or tool developed for VMware Labs. They are not yet part of any product offering and there is no support for them. They are, however, totally free. Flings made by VMware engineers are available at labs.vmware.com/flings.

Annie Yen-Ju Chen, a student in CMSV’s Master of Science in Information Technology - Software Management track, created the winning application: HQdroid. HQdroid is an Android application for Hyperic (HQ). Users can access recent alerts in the Hyperic system through HQdroid. Hyperic is a VMware management and monitoring tool that lets IT people easily manage many resources, such as web services and virtual machines. Hyperic is a powerful and complex service with a friendly web interface.

“It is my honor to win first place in the VMware 2010 Fling Contest,” said Chen. “While other teams were working hard on building desktop applications, I decided to build a mobile application. CMSV's excellent courses and lectures have guided me to the field of mobile application and the judges were impressed by my work. The Silicon Valley campus also provides me with rich research resources in the mobile application field.”