Running The Chapter | CodeChef
Running the Chapter

Once you have registered and got a heads up from our end about running the chapter, you need to set up a bunch of things in your school or college. And the first and foremost thing to do is to form a team which believes in promoting Competitive Programming and establishing a programming culture within the campus.

How to go about forming a team?

The student representatives and the faculty advisor should circulate a notice around the campus asking students to be a part of the executive team of the chapter. The student representatives and the faculty advisor can filter out the students preferably by conducting interviews or in a way that is suitable to them. Once the team is formed, assign various responsibilities and roles to the members. You are required to elect the members for the below positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Technical/Learning Lead
  • Marketing Lead

You are free to choose these positions as per your convenience. To keep the chapter active and engaged you to hold regular meetings which will help in better coordination of work and plans.

Organize events

Now once the executive team is formed and had its first meeting presided by the faculty incharge it has to come up with a plan for organizing events in the coming semester, these can be programming contests hosted on CodeChef, programming workshops or even guest lectures which will promote programming and inspire the students.

Few other types of activities that can be planned:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Orientation to the world of Competitive Programming
  • Open Programming Session
  • Host Official Contest For College
  • Open Discussion
  • Guide to ICPC
  • Deep dive into CodeChef Certified Data Structure & Algorithms Programme
Promoting The Events

The success of an event is judged by the number of people who participated and enjoyed taking part in it. Now, before the event, the core committee members have to make sure that the event is properly promoted and publicized within the college and on Social Media and after the event, photos are put on the social media handles.

Celebrating the Achievements

Find ways to recognize the achievements of the winners of your events including:

  • Using Campus Media - Ask your college website and newspaper to recognize top performers.
  • Shout Outs - Giving shout out to them during the events amongst the crowd.
  • Awards Ceremony - After each competition, reward individuals who scored the best from your chapter.
Campus Chapter Reports

CodeChef Campus Chapters are expected to submit a report after the completion of every activity by this form

  • You can find the CodeChef logo for using it on the marketing collaterals here.
  • The name of the Facebook Campus Chapter Page should be of the format: CodeChef Campus Chapter - [Name of College/School].
  • The twitter handle of the page should be @[chaptername]CodeChef.
  • Does CodeChef provide sponsorship to the Campus Chapters? CodeChef does not provide any monetary sponsorship towards the activities hosted. However, we do support campus chapters through the exclusive resources, learning opportunities and perks like laddus and certification scholarships.
  • Will there be certificates provided by CodeChef for participants? We do not provide any certificates to the participants. We insist you to seek help from your college for providing it. You can use the logo of the CodeChef Campus Chapter on the respective certificates.
Ask for Help
  • Facebook - What’s best other than getting help from fellow representatives, join our Campus Chapter Group and ask questions.
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  • Phone - (022)61966361 (On Monday -Friday between 11:00 am to 8:00 pm)