The Spud Coder Challenge is Spud Software’s inaugural coding competition, putting beginner level programmer’s skills to the test. The event is a one-day, 6-hour contest with multiple programming tasks. Each component allows participants to demonstrate their talents working through various challenges for a final grand prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500 and a third prize of $250.
Coding challenges typically serve as a pre-interview to assess an individuals technical / coding capabilities and they are most often given to new graduates or interns; however, the focus for the Spud Coder Challenge is to introduce entry-level software developers that have never had a full-time programming job with problem-solving and basic coding skills and assess their suitability for the industry.
Registration is open to coders with no full-time programming experience over the age of 18. Everyone registered will enjoy pizza and soft drinks throughout the competition, and the first 20 qualified competitors will receive a free commemorative t-shirt.
This event also offers unique sponsorship opportunities as well, and if you, or your business, are interested in supporting the development of local youth, please contact Spud to get involved.
To learn more and register, go to www.spudsoftware.com/coderchallenge