Bengaluru: K-12 coding platform Codingal in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) concluded HPE CodeWars 2021 India Edition, making the event India’s biggest ever coding event for students, driving 3000 registrations.
The first of its kind virtual coding competition received participation from over 1500 schools from across 173 cities pan-India with Bangalore, Patna, Lucknow, Pune and Delhi driving maximum participation for the competition. Students from Grade 9 to 12 solved 25 coding problems using programming languages like C, C++, Python, and Java. It was a test of their coding, mathematical, and logical skills at the highest level possible.
Mohit Hulse of Grade-12th from Sri Kumaran Public School, Bangalore secured first place in the competition and will now get an opportunity to run experiments in HPE’s Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2) located aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Mohit also won prizes worth Rs 40,000- from HPE and certificates for recognition in addition to mentorship with HPE India technology leads.
Siddhant Attavar, Grade 10, National Public School Indiranagar, Bangalore and Swastik Agarwala, Grade 12, Delhi Public School, Vasant kunj, New Delhi were announced the 1st and 2nd runner-ups respectively.
Mohit Hulse of Grade-12th from Sri Kumaran Public School said, “ I would like to thank the CodeWars Team for organizing such an engaging competition. It was a great experience for me and I had a lot of fun solving the problems. The increasing difficulty levels as we progressed made it more exciting. Everything worked perfectly well for me and I hope to participate in more such competitions.”
Vivek Prakash, cofounder of Codingal said, “It was heartening to witness such a huge response and interest from students across India for HPE CodeWars 2021 . We were truly amazed to see the immense participation from Tier 2 and 3 cities for the competition. We congratulate all participants, whose enthusiasm is a clear testimony of rising interest for learning coding amongst students in India.”
Pallavi Mahajan, VP & Site Lead, HPE India R&D Center said, “HPE CodeWars 2021 India edition-our first virtual coding challenge, saw tremendous response from the student community across India. It is a matter of pride for HPE to be able to encourage young minds by being a force for good. HPE CodeWars is aimed to raise interest in STEM careers among youth. Congratulations to all the winners and the participants who contributed in making this competition a national success.”