StanChart Prothom Alo programming contest to be launched for 2nd year
Standard Chartered Bangladesh (SCB) and Prothom Alo has announced the launch of Standard Chartered Prothom Alo Inter School and College Programming Contest (ISCPC) 2019.
In this connection, an agreement has recently been signed between SCB and Prothom Alo at a ceremony in the capital, said a press release.
SCB Chief Executive Officer Naser Ezaz Bijoy and Editor of Prothom Alo Matiur Rahman signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.
Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing of the bank Bitopi Das Chowdhury attended the signing ceremony along with other senior officials of both the organisations.
This will be the second year of the initiative, with the first being held in 2018.
The Standard Chartered Prothom Alo ISCPC is a Computer Programming competition that aims to provide a national platform for the youth, particularly for school and college students, of Bangladesh, helping them become problem-solvers capable of applying their skills to real life problems.
This year, Standard Chartered and Prothom Alo will be organising a series of school activities and district-level computer programming workshops, culminating in two major regional contests, with the winners participating in the final contest in Dhaka as well as an online qualification round for the rest of the country.
The winning teams from the final contest will have the opportunity to participate in a three-day long programming boot-camp, where they will connect with leading ICT practitioners from around the world.
In 2018, the initiative reached rural, semi-rural and urban communities through a series of activations and contests, giving talented youths an opportunity to showcase their coding skills.
The initiative included programming workshops at 60 schools around Bangladesh, reaching around 15,000 students; eight district level workshops, reaching around 3000 students from rural and semi-rural communities; one online practise programming contest, with 1157 participants; two preliminary programming contests with 437 teams; final contest, with 122 teams participating and three-day coding boot camp with 50 top participants.