Tata Consultancy Services’ programming competition, TCS CodeVita, won a Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest computer programming competition. “The ninth season of TCS CodeVita has won a Guinness World Records title as the world’s largest computer programming competition with 136,054 entrants from 34 countries,” the computer giant said in a statement.
The company said the 2021 TCS CodeVita competition invited students from all over the world to pit their programming skills against each other to be ranked among the best student programmers in the world.
“Their coding knowledge and skills were tested as they solved complex real-world problems over an intense six-hour period.”
“The winners walked away with cash prizes and internship offers to work directly with TCS technology leaders. This year’s champion, Ben Alexander Mirtchouk of Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, is the competition’s first US winner. “, says the press release.
TCS said the first finalist was Václav Volhejn, a student at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. He was followed by second finalist Ali Khosravi from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
“The top three CodeVita pavers received cash prizes of $ 10,000, $ 7,000 and $ 3,000, respectively. They also had the opportunity to intern directly with one of the company’s technology leaders.” , indicates the press release.
Launched in 2012, the company said, CodeVita helps instill the culture of “programming as a sport” around the world. So far, hundreds of students have completed internships at TCS through CodeVita.
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