TCS’ Coding Challenge Draws 210,000 Contestants from across the World

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TCS’ Coding Challenge Draws 210,000 Contestants from across the World

Season Seven of TCS’ CodeVita Contest Saw Participants Build and Submit 850,000 Pieces of Code

MUMBAI, March 6, 2019: Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced the winners of season seven of TCS CodeVita, a coding challenge for college students across the world.

At the grand finale held at the TCS Olympus campus, the top three spots were taken by:

  • Winner - Dominik Smrž, Charles University, The Czech Republic
  • 1st Runner up - Sheng Yu Hang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • 2nd Runner up - Chen Xin, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

TCS CodeVita is one of the largest coding contests in the world, and attracts coding enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, the event saw registrations by 210,000 college students from 2,500 institutes across 68 countries. As part of the challenge, participants collectively wrote and submitted 850,000 pieces of code.

The grand finale witnessed the top 25 contestants from seven countries battling for six hours to solve coding problems and algorithms, testing their technical knowledge, speed, agility, and creativity. The top three winners were awarded prize money of USD 10,000, USD 7000 and USD 3000, respectively, along with a chance to intern at TCS.

“In a Business 4.0™ world, agility and speed to market are critical to success. Competitions such CodeVita are a great way to encourage design thinking and a multi-faceted approach to rapidly solving coding problems,” said K Ananth Krishnan, CTO, TCS.“CodeVita provides us a platform to engage with quality young talent around the globe – the thinkers and doers, designers, and engineers – and identify the brightest and most creative individuals among them.”

Launched by TCS in 2012, the contest promotes programming-as-a-sport, offering the student community an opportunity to learn and interact with peers in the world of technology, while triggering a passion for coding. 

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, Cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 417,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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