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DkIT Computing Students Take Part in Global Coding Competition

28 February 2017

On Thursday evening, February 23rd, sixteen DkIT computing students took part in the fourth edition of Hash Code, a team-based programming competition organised by Google. During the online qualification round, teams of students were presented with a real-life engineering problem to solve – challenge accepted!

Organised into teams of four of four students, the DkIT cohort set out to overcome the challenge which involved the efficient and effective delivery of goods using drone technology. Under the umbrella of the DkIT ACM Student Chapter and the watchful eyes of vice chairperson, Minh Thu Leand treasurer, David Vasiliauskas, a hub was set up in the IT Learning Centre in the Carroll’s Building where the teams came together, though competed side-by-side, over the course of four hours.

Now in its fourth year, Hash Code initially began as a one-day programming competition for students and professionals from across France. The online qualification round was introduced in 2015 where more than 1,500 students and professionals competed. This year, over 25,000 students took part worldwide, and the winners will be invited to the Google Paris office to face off in the final round of the competition.