Microsoft Phil. MSDN Event: GIGO Project


Written on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Microsoft Philippines will be having an event about the Gigo Project, which won the 1st runner up in Imagine Cup 2008 at the Microsoft Phil Office in Makati this June 18, 2008, 5-7 in the afternoon.

Discover how a team of students used Visual Studio, SQL, WPF and Web Services in solving real life problems.

GIGO, or "Garbage in, Garbage Out" is a term used in a field of computer science which means that the integrity of data output is dependent on the data input. It was this very concept which inspired Microsoft's web application, also named GIGO.

The context of this is that we as consumers have different needs, and then inevitably produce trash. This is where Garbage Input comes in. The problem here lies in the proper disposal of trash. Most of the time, we just throw them in any trash bin we see, not mindful of whether it was the proper way or the consequences of disposing it. The purpose of the web app is to provide easy access to consumers for information to their trash such as a short description, how to recycle the trash themselves, and if not possible or if the user would prefer, the proper way of disposing it to its corresponding recycling center.

The app shows other details such as composition, images of that type of trash, and even some maps as to where the recycling center is. If the user would choose to dispose his trash in a recycling center, the user can save as a calendar file the date and location of when he would dispose his trash, then sychronize it on to outlook and then his mobile device.

Isn't this a very nice idea that would really help save our world?

This MSDN session is open to all students and faculty.

Online Registration is required to attend this seminar! Register here.

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  1. Shrav |

    GIGO ??? Funny name!! Me thinks microsoft seminars are boring and preplanned even though they act spontaneously

  2. Ennah d Student |

    It's nice also to attend Microsoft seminars because you really learn a lot.Even though sometimes it's really boring.


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