One of the most profitable companies in the nation TCS is again in the news. This time due to its programming contest. TCS CodeVita, the programming contest of Tata Consultancy Services has won a Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest computer programming competition.
Guinness For World’s Largest Programming Competition
The IT major revealed that with 136,054 participants from 34 countries in the ninth season of TCS CodeVita, it has won a Guinness World Records title as the world’s largest computer programming competition.
With 11,112 offers since 2014, it has also acted as a crowd sourced hiring engine. Since its inception it was launched with an aim to challenge the coding calibre and promoting programing as a sport but going forward, it can also be morphed into an on-demand sourcing model, bringing a gig workforce to its platform.
Even with 2021 TCS CodeVita, students all around the globe were invited to pit their programming skills against each other in order to be ranked among the top student programmers globally.
Over an intense six-hour period, as they go onto solve complex real-world problems, both, their knowledge as well as their coding skills are tested.
Winners of 2021 TCS CodeVita
Winner: Ben Alexander Mirtchouk -Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
1st Runner Up: Václav Volhejn, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2nd Runner Up: Ali Khosravi, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Winners of the contest walk away with cash prizes, and internship offers to work directly with technology leaders at TCS.
The total price money of 20000$ was distributed as cash prizes of $10,000, $7,000 and $3,000 to the top three finishers said the statement. Also, internship opportunities with the technology leaders was provided by the company.