Clash of the Programming Titans

Indeed has been hosting university programming contests for the last seven years. It has been a great way for us to raise our profile in the key schools we recruit from, as well as identifying future hires.

Indeed recently took its contest to a new level by hosting a duel between University of Texas at Austin (UT) and University of Illinois. Contestants battled it out for four hours online, keeping up with results using Indeed’s dynamic online scoreboard. In total, 58 contestants were involved from both schools. Most are currently undergraduates enrolled in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

The exercises for the contest were developed in-house by Indeed software engineers, who include both recent UT graduates and previous contestants from the renowned global programming contest ACM-ICPC World. Contestants were presented with a set oflogic and mathematical problems and were challenged to write computer programs in Java, C++, Python, or PHP capable of solving each problem. The winners were the programmers who were able to solve the most problems in the least amount of time.

The overall winner for the night, in a nail-biting finish, was University of Illinois, but the highest-scoring contestants from each school went home with desirable prizes including Apple iPads, Amazon Kindle Fires and gift cards. We’re also very excited to share the news that five of the contestants will be joining the Indeed team at the end of the 2012 school year.

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