CodeChef in the News
- 18th March, 2016: The New Indian Express
Marathon Programming Contest at Amrita
Excerpt: The Amrita University will organise a marathon programming competition spanning eight months, with the aim of ‘stimulating the intelligent minds’ of youngsters. The online contest, which will be hosted on www.codechef.com, will be held in the last four days of every month.
- 16th March, 2016: The Hindu
Excerpt: Amrita University will organise a marathon programming competition that will span the next eight months. Titled “Lord of the Code,” the contest is open to school students of any age group across India. The winners will be sponsored by the University to participate in its prestigious “Battle of Whiz” programming camp to be held in December. The online contest, hosted on CodeChef (codechef.com), will take place on the last four days of each month.
- 13th March, 2016: The Hindu
Contest for Students
Excerpt: Amrita University has launched ‘Lord of the Code,’ a marathon programming contest for school students. A release here has said that the contest was open for school students of all age groups across the country. The university would sponsor the winners for the ‘Battle of Whiz’ contest that would be held in December. The online contest, hosted on Code Chef (codechef.com) would take place on the last four days of every month.
- 30th October, 2014: DeveloperIQ
Interview with Anup Kalbalia, Senior Project lead at Directi (CodeChef)
Excerpt: It was in the year 2009 that we had started CodeChef. The goal was to improve and expand the Indian programming community. This goal was shaped by the following turn of events...
- 1st August, 2013: DNA India
IIT Bombay 'Techfest' Launches Three International Competitions
Excerpt: ‘Techfest IIT-B’, the annual science and technology festival of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), has launched three international competitions for 2014 - International Robotics Challenge (IRC), International Coding Competition (ICC) and Techfest International Model (United Nations). With a vision to provide a common platform to Indian and international coders, Techfest has also launched ICC, which will be held from October 27, 2013 and it will be hosted online on Codechef.
- 1st August, 2013: YourStory
An online programming platform CodeChef for Schools by Directi
Excerpt: With an aim to create a self-sustaining community of technology developers, The Directi Group, a leading Indian internet products company, has launched an online programming platform, titled- ‘CodeChef for Schools.’ The initiative is an ambitious effort aimed to enable Indian students to excel at the International Olympiad of Informatics (IOI) – one of the five academic Olympiads for high school students worldwide.
- 1st August, 2013: ZDNet
Directi launches CodeChef for India school kids
Excerpt: Directi has launched an online programming platform, CodeChef for Schools, which is aimed at fostering developers at grass root level to create a self-sustaining community of technology developers. The initiative hopes to enable Indian students to excel at the International Olympiad of Informatics (IOI), one of the five academic Olympiads for high-school students worldwide.
- 30th July, 2013: Business Standard
Directi launches CodeChef for Indian school kids
Excerpt: Internet products company, the Directi Group has launched an online programming platform, titled, 'CodeChef for Schools'. The initiative, the company said, is an effort aimed and driven by Directi to enable Indian students to excel at the International Olympiad of Informatics (IOI) - one of the five academic Olympiads for high school students worldwide.
- 30th July, 2013: Before It's News
With Codechef For Schools, Directi Aims To Get More Indian Students Involved In Programming
Excerpt: Directi’s Codechef is billed as an educational platform for aspiring programmers and developers. The site is sort of a social learning experiences where programmers can learn, practise and compete in programming challenges and contests. Directi has now announced that they will be bringing Codechef to school kids in the country by launching Codechef for schools.
- 11th September, 2012: Education Times
The Olympics of Coding!
Excerpt: Bhavin Turakhia, CEO, Directi says it is criminal the way India ignores programming talent and refuses to celebrate its original and innovative programmers.
- 21st July, 2010: New Kerala
Directi launches 'Go for Gold' for aspiring software Developers
Excerpt: Directi, an internet products company, today launched "Go for Gold', an initiative aimed at helping aspiring Indian software developers excel at the world finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
- 21st July, 2010: India Infoline Limited
Directi announces 'Go for Gold'
Excerpt: This international competition, currently in its 34th edition, has been run by Baylor University, USA and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a society of more than 96,000 computing educators, researchers, professionals and students worldwide, since the mid-1970's as the premier programming competition. Last year 103 teams throughout the world participated in the world finals.
- 21st July, 2010: The Education Times
Go for Gold initiative
Excerpt: 'Go for Gold is a non-profit initiative conceptualized and driven by Directi to enable an Indian team to excel at the world finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM - ICPC), the most competitive programming challenge in the world.
- 19th July, 2010: e-World, The Hindu Business Line
Foster 'a Passion for Programming'
Excerpt: "The goal is ambitious. We want an Indian team to win the ACM-ICPC Contest. To date the highest place any Indian team has achieved is 29th. A cash prize and Go for Gold trophy will be awarded to any team that does better than this. Calculated using the 'Golden Rule', the cash prize starts at over Rs.5.07 lacs in the first year and will cross Rs.10.15 lacs in the third year.
- 14th September, 2009: Education Plus, The Hindu, Hyderabad
Skill test for IT Professionals
Excerpt: "Launched in March early this year, the site already has 11,000 registered users and for students like Anshuman Singh a 4th year Comp Sci student at IIIT Hyd who stood as programmer of the month in August, the site comes as a real help"
- 10th September, 2009: Financial Chronicle, Mumbai
Test your coding skills online
Excerpt: "We designed CodeChef as an initiative to supplement the Indian education system by enabling knowledge sharing and driving learning through competition. We are determined to bridge the gap and help aspiring software developers in India develop into highly talented professionals"
- 9th September, 2009: Financial Chronicle
Whats in it 4 me: Video
Excerpt: "Bhavin Turakhia, founder, chairman and chief executive of Directi, on how learning through collaboration and competition promotes the coding community."
- 9th September, 2009: New Indian Express, Bangalore
Directi program to promote technical education
Excerpt: "Out of all the students in the top 100 tech universities globally only 0.67% are educated within India. This is a significantly small percentage considering India houses 1/6th of the world's population."
- 27th July, 2009: The Telegraph, Kolkata
What does the future hold for CodeChef?
Excerpt: "Generally, we have standard algorithm competitions. Additionally, we are planning conferences and series of events where we will have both local and international speakers. We are also in talks to start an Indian programming week in high schools. We will also kick off an artificial intelligence."
- 11th June, 2009: The Tribune, Chandigarh
Game For it?
Excerpt: "All you students, programmers and technology enthusiasts out there, you have something really cool coming your way this summer. CodeChef, India's first non-commercial, multi-platform online coding competition, brings to you the CodeChef Gamers' Challenge."
- 8th June, 2009: The Hindu Business Line
Game for the Challenge?
Excerpt: "Gamers rejoice! Directi, an Internet products company, recently announced the launch of the CodeChef Gamers' challenge. The contest invites students, programmers and technology enthusiasts across the country to design internet browser gamers and win prizes."
- 5th June, 2009: The New Indian Express
Excerpt: "Do you take pleasure in fiddling around with algorithms, C++, Python, Ruby, Java and all the programming languages that some of us find incomprehensible? Well then, the contest at codechef.com is just the thing."
- 29th May, 2009: The Times of India, Bangalore
May Gamers Challenge Announcement.
- 29th May, 2009: The Hindu, Bangalore
Are you game for Codechef?
Excerpt: "Here is an opportunity for gaming enthusiasts and programmers to get into the creative mode and design a game of their own. CodeChef invites students, programmers and technology enthusiasts from across the country to design their own internet browser game."
- 28th May, 2009: Deccan Herald, Bangalore
May Gamers Challenge Announcement.
- 22nd May, 2009: Mumbai Mirror
Excerpt: "A non-commercial web site for Indian coders, CodeChef supports over 35 programming languages, and has a large community that helps Indian students and professionals test and improve their coding skill."
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