TCS CodeVita 2016

What is CodeVita?
CodeVita is one of the world’s largest coding contests and it is organised by Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) for university students. The main objective of the contest is to identify passionate coders across the globe and sharpen their programming skills through real-life computing practices. TCS also wishes to promote coding as a Sport via this contest.

The Prizes

  • WINNING TEAM – 1st prize: US$ 10,000
  • 2nd prizeUS$ 7,000
  • 3rd prizeUS$ 3,000
  • Global Ranking to the Top Coders

 Who can get involved?
Current students in undergraduate/postgraduate disciplines from an engineering/science background with any specialisation are eligible to participate.

How does it work?
CodeVita is a team contest. Each team must have 2 members (team members may be from a different year group or departments). The contest will be comprised of the following rounds:

  • Round 1: This is the first round of the contest and will entail a series of real time problem statements. The top performers of this round will get qualified for the grand finale based on their global ranking. Round one begins at 4:30 AM, 12th Nov to 4:30 AM, 13th Nov 2016 (GMT)
  • Grand Finale: To be held in one of the TCS offices in India. Exact date TBC.

When is the registration deadline?
The registrations will close on 6th Nov 2016 at 18.29 (GMT).

About Tata Consultancy Services in the UK
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. With a workforce of more than 11,000 people in the UK, TCS is one of the country’s leading digital employers. The company has offices in more than 30 UK locations, including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Ipswich, Norwich, Peterborough and Liverpool. These sites help to deliver digital projects for more than 150 TCS customers in the UK, including Boots, BT, Diageo, National Grid, Nationwide, NEST, Marks & Spencer, Thames Water and Virgin Atlantic.

TCS is the Official Technology Partner for the Virgin Money London Marathon and was recently awarded Business Superbrand status in the UK in recognition of its growing profile. The company has been ranked number one for customer satisfaction in the UK IT Services sector by analyst firm Whitelane for three consecutive years and has been recognised as one of the UK’s top employers by the Top Employers Institute. TCS was also one of the UK’s leading employers for women in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women and was named Company of the Year at the 2015 Employee Engagement Awards. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

A UK based team won the TCS CodeVita global coding contest in 2015

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Two students from Edinburgh University triumphed over 49,000 teams worldwide to win Codevita Season III. Marijonas Petrauskas and Karolis Greblikas emerged victorious after a 15-team, six-hour final in which competitors attempted to solve coding problems and algorithms.

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