[Inpycon] Programming contest

Shashwat Anand anand.shashwat at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 07:47:36 CEST 2010

Programming contest sounds fun to me. I'm sure any student will love it.
+1 from my side.

What type of problems were you given between ?

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>    PyCon apac just got over and it was fun.
>    One of the things that happened here was an online programming contest
> during the last one hour before the event closed. People basically had to
> log in to a site on appengine and take a series of questions online. It was
> two rounds and the first guy to finish won an ipad.
>    I found it quite fun and all the participants enjoyed it as well. It
> added some colour to the event and needless to say, the ipad prize made
> people code quite fast.
>    I was wondering if we could organise something similar to this in India
> for the conference? The prize is not a problem. A netbook these days costs
> around 20k and we can have a sponsor for that if necessary. Do you think it
> would work? Would it be a good idea?
>   Just in case the question comes up, the contest application was in Python
> (Django specifically) and hosted on Google app engine so that wasn't an
> issue. The guys who ran it here were in Bangalore for a while so they might
> be willing to conduct it here as well.
> Comments/ideas/thoughts?
> Thanks
> --
> ~noufal
> http://nibrahim.net.in
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