CodeChef announces the 4th Edition of its Global Onsite Programming Competition, SnackDown 2017

CodeChef, a non-profit educational initiative of Directi, a leading group of technology and web products companies, today announced the much awaited 4th edition of their annual onsite programming competition – SnackDown 2017.

CodeChef SnackDown is a multi-round computer programming contest, with teams, consisting of a maximum of 2 members each, competing for the ultimate title of “SnackDown 2017 Champions”, cash awards over USD 20,500, and many more exciting prizes. CodeChef SnackDown is the only competition globally for people across schools, colleges, organizations, and home schooled children to come together and compete on a common platform.

Unlike the previous years, participants from different organizations/institutes will be allowed to form teams, paving the way for top programmers across the globe to come together and form cross-country teams to further fuel the competitive spirit.

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Over time, SnackDown has become a global platform. Last year witnessed a total registration from 13,388 teams with 17,238 participants hailing from 2234 institutes spread across 96 countries. This year’s edition will see the 25 best international teams compete against each other and provide the 25 Indian teams a chance to be amongst the world’s best. To encourage programming amongst women as well as young school students, there are additional slots for 2 girls’ teams and 3 school teams, from India and one school team and one girls’ team internationally.

The contest starts on 20th May 2017, with first online qualifier round, and concludes on 1st July 2017, with the Onsite Grand Finale in Directiplex, Mumbai.

The registrations for the SnackDown 2017 will open on 14th April 2017 and will continue till 23rd May 2017. You can find more information about the competition, its rules, eligibility, and the registration process at

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