In today’s world, programmers rule the technological industry. The Silicon Valley giants prefer people who excel at coding. Nowadays, coding for a software enthusiast is as important as drinking water. While this may not matter to the people not having a core branch in the engineering sector, but it is a must read for people with a circuital branch. Furthermore, competitive coding is what makes one different or stand out. People who have one certain prestigious competitions affiliated with coding surely get much higher preference than normal. Some of the competitions are so grand that companies get eyes on you as soon as you win. Coding can do miracles, and so can you, you just need the right place to show that off.
SOME PRESTIGIOUS CODING COMPETITIONS
Association for Computing Machinery – International Collegiate Programming Contest is the Olympics of coding. It is a multi-tiered worldwide coding contest being organised over 13 years. Winning it gives you impeccably amazing portfolio. Although it takes an exceptional level of hard work and knowledge to even qualify for finals. Universities from all over the globe participate to battle in the trickiest coding battle.
This is a programming competition held internationally by the infamous Facebook. It was basically started as finding the right guys to recruit in Facebook. The competition consists of a set of algorithmic problems which must be solved in a fixed amount of time. One can use any programming language for the same, no restrictions on that.
Serving the same purpose as Facebook hacker cup, Google code jam is also one of the most renowned competitions existing. It was started in 2003 and for a span it worked Topcoder’s platform. From 2008, Google uses its self developed platform for the competition. Starting from 2015, Google also runs Distributed Code Jam, with the focus on distributed algorithms, parallel to regular code jam. The first prize is of whopping 10,000 USD.
Topcoder Open (TCO) is an annual design, software development, data science and competitive programming championship. While it is a World famous championship, its organisation takes place in and around US. Algorithm competition is the famous one among coders here, so you need to know C++, Java, C# or python to break it through.
With an enormous prize of 22,500 USD, Code chef conducts this competition with over 92 countries. A selection process for the same comprises of 4 elimination levels because of the heavy participation. Finals of 2016 were held in Mumbai. Russia winning the Championship.