A platform for software and ICT developers, BASIS, yesterday awarded 31 companies, professionals and students for their innovations and extraordinary performances in their respective fields.
Of the awards, 26 were given on the basis of competition and five were awarded in recognition of the winners' contribution to software development and the ICT sector.
Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) gave the awards in three categories -- Freelancer, Code Warrior's Challenge and IT Innovation Search Programme.
An awards night played out on the sidelines of the four-day BASIS Softexpo that ends today at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.
This year the lifetime achievement awards went to A Towhid, founder president BASIS, and SM Kamal, founder president of Bangladesh Computer Samity, another platform.
The National Board of Revenue received the Digital Championship Award, while two special contribution awards were given to Bangladesh Math Olympiad and the late BASIS member ASM Shamsuzzman Pappu.
Three projects -- voice-guided utility robot, marker-less motion capture solution and doctor software -- were awarded in the IT innovation search category.
This year, 15 freelancers (students, other individuals and companies) were awarded.
The students are Khaled Bin A Quadir, Md Sazzad Hossain Oli, Marjan Ahmed and Ahmad Sajid.
The other individuals are Muhammad Shoeb, Md Mohaimenuzzaman, Sayeed Islam, Khaled Md Shariar, Anwarul Islam, Md Enamul Haque and Ashikur Rahaman, while the companies are RS Software, EncodeLabs Inc, Tanvir IT Solutions and JobadNet.
Under the code warrior's challenge category, BASIS awarded professionals and students. The teams of the students and professionals are Surge, The Incredible, BAD Timing, Mukto XSS, SUST Triangle, Smart Warriors, BUET Npbodies and Spectrum Warriors.
Voice guided utility robots received the champion award this year. The winner of the project received a trophy and Tk 100,000.