Introduction on the CodeVita Season 7 Portal

Sports is not just a game, it’s Culture! It connects people from varied backgrounds and ethnicities regardless of physical and cultural boundaries. It is also a great way to compete beyond borders and a lot of fun. At TCS, we firmly believe in this philosophy that programming can be both fun and challenging, this led to the inception of “CodeVita - To Promote Programming as a Sport”.

This is the 7th season of the contest taking the joy of programming across the globe.

We hope the competitive programmer in you feels the challenge and the fun!

CodeVita : The TCS Global Coding Contest for Students

To try, to err, to practice, to evolve, to improve, to compete, to win, to rejoice. Aren’t these traits so very human? In fact, these traits are characteristic of games or sports. It is this similarity that got us thinking on taking the wonderful skill of programming a notch higher. We infused the essence of these traits into programming by making it a sport and ‘lo and behold’ CodeVita was born.

First season of CodeVita was held in 2012 in India with an aim to spread the awareness on the various applications and use of coding. This helped us spot bright programming talent. Encouraged by the good response we got from 2 domestic seasons, we decided to go global in 2014. In our very first global edition, we had 6 teams in the finals, thus strengthening our belief that now we can be truly global.

The last edition saw 2,00,000+ registrations from over 60+ countries across 3000+ institutes and the students used 10 programming languages. We had participants from 10 countries battling it out in the Grand finale!

Sounds interesting already? Read on as more excitement unfolds.

What’s in it for students?

  • Global Ranking to Top Coders
  • Top 3 Coders to win total prize money of US$20,000/-
  • A chance to explore exciting career with one of the world’s most powerful brand*
  • A chance to compete with some of The Best Coders in the world
  • A Platform to showcase your programming skills
  • Students making it to the Finals get an opportunity to travel to India for the Grand Finale

* as applicable in the respective geographies

With each edition, the contest has evolved and gotten better. So what is new this season? This time we have made it an individual contest which is a lot simpler and more exciting. Students will have option of choosing from 9 different programming languages.

Language Compiler / Interpreter Versions
C gcc 5.3.1
C++ g++ 5.3.1
C# mono 5.0.1.1
Java Oracle JDK 1.7, Oracle JDK 1.8
JavaScript Google D8 Engine 3.14
Perl 5.16
PHP 5.4.16
Python Python2 2.7.5, Python3 3.6
Ruby 2.4.1

The Format for Global Phase will be as below:

Round Contest Date Mode
Pre Qualifier Oct-Nov 2010 (depending on country) Online
Qualifier 8th - 9th Dec 2018 Online
Grand Finale Feb 2019 India

Codevita Global Round details as given below:

Round Start Date Close Date Region
MockVita 1 13th October 2018, 03:30 AM GMT 14th October 2018, 03:30 AM GMT [All Countries]
Round 1 Zone 1 20th October 2018, 03:30 AM GMT 21st October 2018, 03:30 AM GMT [South Africa, Singapore, S Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand]
MockVita 2 3rd November 2018, 03:30 AM GMT 4th November 2018, 03:30 AM GMT [US, Canada, UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, China, MEA, LATAM, North America]
Round 1 Zone 2 17th November 2018, 03:30 AM GMT 18th November 2018, 03:30 AM GMT [US, Canada, UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, China, MEA, LATAM, North America]

The ever increasing registration numbers reflects the contest significance and popularity and also indicates the way it is perceived by the students globally. We are already seeing a great registration numbers for the current season and with you as an enthusiastic coder, we are sure about attaining greater heights.

Are you ready for the challenge? Go ahead and register if you already haven’t!

Link for Students to register : www.tcscodevita.com