Mr Martin N Imene: 3rd year Computer Science Student

Brief: Initiator of Hydro-Power Assessment Software Tool

Kindly give us a little introduction about yourself? My name is Martin N. Imene, born on 03 June 1994 in Oshaakondwa, Oniipa. I am 21 years of age. I am a 3rd student pursuing towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science: Software Development at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. I started using computers and developing software earlier in high school at Heroes Private School. Before that, I started by learning basic C, C++, FORTRAN, HTML and java scrips with the aid of Code Blocks IDE. I enjoy developing computer programs, especially communication tools and games.

Could you please tell us more about the Software? With today’s fast pace and learning content from many sources, reliable assessments have become even more critical to many of our organization’s success. My computer program is the Hydro-Power Assessment Software Tool (HPAST). HPAST uses data collected on a daily basis by an employee working in a hydro power plant. The worker effectively assess this data to create overall bar graphs, line charts, pie charts, mixed charts, generate well-formed reports, print, send e-mail, assess employees, manage them effectively and keep records. Apart from the many inbuilt assessment capabilities of the software, it is most importantly aimed to help its intended users to make well informed decisions.

Why did you come up with the software idea? I came up with this idea because, I had been reading many books about the generation of electricity. I realised that hydroelectricity is the only clean way of generating electricity without a negative effect on the environment. I thought of doing something to show the importance of hydroelectricity, I decided to develop the software by making a short research on the already existing software to make mine far better than the existing once.

How beneficial is this software to the students and community at large? Not only will my fellow students be motivated and inspired by it, but it will also pave the way for them to create more larger and efficient software’s in the future.

What plans do you have for this software? I plan to keep upgrading the software to make it better and 120% efficient for the moment. I have hope that it will be used in a real hydropower plant in the future.

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