Coding contest for students in grades 9-12, winners will get Rs 3 Lakh
Codingal announces HPE CodeWars 2022 — a hackathon and coding contest for high school students. Participants will have the chance to win prizes worth Rs 3,00,000 from HPE, as well as certificates of recognition from HPE and STEM.org. They will also be mentored by HPE technologists.
Winners will also have the opportunity to interact with HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2), a state-of-the-art computer currently in space. Six winners will win a chance to write code and run experiments on HPE’s Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2), currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The contest is for grades 9-12 and will run virtually from April 9. Registration is free.
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More than 10,000 students from over 500 schools across India are expected to enter the competition. The competition is organized in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and aims to inspire, motivate and challenge students to learn to code and find innovative solutions to real-life problems.
For the hackathon, students can participate individually or as a team of up to three members. For CodeBattle, students must solve 25 coding-related problems in three hours using one of the programming languages among C, C++, Java and Python.
“HPE CodeWars is a computer programming contest with the goal of evangelizing coding among high school students. Beginning in 1998, CodeWars has since expanded to multiple countries, including the United States, Spain, Taiwan, and India,” the official notice added.
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“We are delighted to partner with HPE for the second consecutive time to organize the CodeWars India edition, with a common goal of introducing students to coding and making them aware of the opportunities available to them. The world of tomorrow will be increasingly driven by advancements in technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality blockchain, etc., and some of the best future career opportunities will be in the development and use of these technologies to solve problems. We therefore believe that a basic understanding of computing is a must for every student in school,” said Vivek Prakash, co-founder and CEO of Codingal.
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