K-12 coding platform Codingal, in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), concluded the second online HPE CodeWars 2022 India Edition, making the event India’s biggest ever coding event for students driving over 9000 student registrations. The one-of-its-kind virtual coding competition received participation from over 1300 schools from across 500 cities pan-India, with Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai driving maximum participation for the competition.
The winning team of the Hackathon and the top-5 winners of the CodeBattle will get an opportunity to engage with HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC 2), a space-based edge computer currently stationed on the International Space Station (ISS). In addition, they will get to create code and conduct experiments on HPE’s Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2) and receive 1:1 mentoring sessions with Top HPE Technologists.
Students participated both individually and as teams for the hackathon track on the theme – 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, Healthcare and Cyber awareness.
Krish Agarwal & Raj Chute, Grade 10, Podar International School, Gondia, secured first place in the Hackathon for their project titled ‘Medfiles’. The team received prizes worth ₹50,000 from HPE and certificates for recognition.
Kshitij Sodani of grade 10 from Delhi Public School, Gurugram, secured first place in the CodeBattle. Kshitij also received prizes worth ₹40,000 from HPE and certificates for recognition.
Students from Grade 9 to 12 solved 25 coding problems using programming languages like C, C++, Java, and Python. It tested their coding, mathematical, and logical skills at the highest level possible. The competition was conducted on two tracks – Hackathon and CodeBattle.
Vivek Prakash, Co-founder, and CEO of Codingal said, “We are overwhelmed to receive such tremendous response from students across the country for HPE CodeWars 2022. Codingal has always believed in creating interest around coding, and the success of HPE CodeWars assures us that we are on the right path. The enthusiasm shown by all students is a true testimony of a rising interest in learning coding amongst students in India. Many congratulations to the winners and a big thank-you to all the participants.”
Cynthia S Srinivas, VP – Software engineering, Compute Business Group; India site R&D leader HPE said, “It is a matter of pride for HPE to be able to encourage young minds by being a force for good. CodeWars is our effort to inspire and motivate students to learn computer science by introducing them to real-life applications. Our partnership with Codingal has helped us build curiosity around coding in the young minds. CodeWars 2022 has been our second virtual edition in India, and we are thrilled to see such a massive response from the student community pan- India. Congratulations to all the winners and the participants who contributed to making this competition a national success.”