The department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimabatore campus, hosted a programming contest co-organized by Topcoder on March 10, 2019. Harshit Mehta, Senior Community Evangelist / Topcoder, Inc., was the resource person. 28 students from the second and third year of BTech Computer Science and Engineering participated in the coding contest. The event was organized to encourage students to participate in competitive coding competitions and to challenge the current coding teams of Amrita on their analytical and coding skills. This coding event is first of its kind in Amrita as it was organized during the very early hours of 10th March. The students participated in the event with a lot of enthusiasm and we also observed that they are ready to participate in more such events in future. The event started with a talk by Mr. Harshit Mehta on the "Importance of Competitive Coding", where he discussed about the coding journey of some famous people across the globe. He also explained on how competitive coding can help students to land in their dream companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook.
Venue: AB2 Ground Floor Labs