CodeChef is a not-for-profit educational initiative by Directi, an Indian software company. It is a global programming community that fosters learning and friendly competition, built on top of the world’s largest competitive programming platform. We have also built a large community of problem curators.
CodeChef was created as a platform to help programmers make it big in the world of algorithms, computer programming and programming contests. We host three featured contests every month and give away prizes and goodies to the winners as encouragement. Apart from this, the platform is open to the entire programming community to host their own contests. Major institutions and organizations across the globe use our platform to host their contests. On an average, 30+ external contests are hosted on our platform every month.
In Vellore Institute of Technology, CodeChef is a technical chapter that helps students all over the campus to improve their coding skills. The core committee members of the chapters are divided into four areas of expertise- Technical, Projects, Management and Design. The main objective is to provide the students a platform where they can learn, share and test their knowledge. CodeChef-VIT keeps conducting several workshops and events in order to help the students do the same.
It all started from the academic year 2015-2016 when CodeChef – A Directi Educational Initiative was inaugurated in VIT University with Arpit Shringi as President, Raghav Arora as Vice-President and Rishabh Chaddha as Joint Secretary with Prof. Murali S. as the faculty co-ordinator.