Texas State Competitive Coding
Competitive coding requires both teams and individuals to
analyze problem descriptions, determine how to solve problems both in respect to overall coding approach and specific algorithms, generate working
code that will be tested
using all manner of edge cases and inputs. All of this is done under time pressure.
To be successful you must have a passion for deeply understanding all aspects of coding as well as how to work in small teams. The multitude of skillsets needed is the reason major employers such
as Google value competitive
coders and employ at the board problem coding as part of their interview processes.
Competitive Coding (CC) at Texas State is in its infancy and I am deeply interested in seeing it grow and prosper. Over the summer I taught an introductory class on CC and I have taken what I learned and
am applying it to the
formation of a new Competitive Coding Club called the CodingTitans.