A year ago, when I joined Directi as Quality and Community Evangelist, one of the things Bhavin and I had discussed was lack of knowledge sharing communities in India. Somewhere along the lines we came up with an idea of creating a code contest portal that can be used as one of the platforms to fill this void.
Today I’m proud to present CodeChef, India’s first and largest, ongoing, multi-platform coding competition. The portal is aimed at helping folks sharpen their technical skills by participating in monthly competitions, working on practice problems, and discussing specific ways to improve their development skills. Winners of competitions will receive prizes, recognition from the technical community and invitations to compete in the CodeChef Cup, a biyearly, in-person event. We accept solutions in over 35 programming languages (like Haskell, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, C, C++, C#, Java, Pascal… ), providing a chance to experiment with new languages.
Our goal is to make CodeChef a community-driven, fun way for students and professionals to improve their programming skills.
Amit Klein and team have done a great job in putting this together in a really short time.