Saturday, October 10, 2015

BIS #4579 CRACKING THE CODE

MUMBAI, OCT 8, 2015: Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT), Kurla organised the ‘Game of Codes (GOC)’ - an initiative to help computer programmers write better algorithms and programs to tackle pressing issues – on October 5.

Students from various colleges and institutes in the city got an opportunity to brainstorm and to test their programming skills.

GOC aims to inspire students to write better, efficient codes and encourages them to tackle issues from a different perspective.

The initiative presented them with a platform to demonstrate their leadership skills, efficacy and hard work.

GOC 2015 was on a whole new level, when compared to earlier edit
ions, with the first two rounds being held online and the third round being held in the college.

Students participated and attempted the first two rounds at their convenience, which turned out to be a great approach as more than twice the number of students took part this year, when compared to GOC 2014.

In the third round, each participant wrote their code and submitted it in real time. This was automatically compiled and executed for the predefined test cases prepared by the GOC team and the faculty.

During the course of the session, the problems students face, force them to think about using the correct algorithm in terms of time and space complexity.

Furthermore, some problems help them use multiple data structures to arrive at the solution.  Not to mention that it is a good way to experience as well as learn dynamic programming, recursion and more advanced topics in array and pointer manipulations.

Professionals from the field believe that programming is a way of thinking, not a rote skill. The best programs are written so that computing machines can perform them quickly and so that human beings can understand them clearly- this very idea is the foundation on which GOC (Game of Codes) is built upon.

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