Revolutionizing Computer Science Education: Student-Run Club Hosts Successful Coding Challenge with Industry Partners

Students majoring in Computer Science participate in Amazon’s coding challenge

The Computer Science Graduate Professional Development Club recently hosted a successful student coding challenge at the ATLAS institute. The event featured prizes and networking opportunities, and was co-sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers, Women at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Association for Computing Machinery.

At the event, second-year computer science master’s student Shakshi Parekh found the welcoming atmosphere to be a valuable opportunity to learn more about AWS. Ramya Mikkilineni, a mentor from AWS, appreciated the chance to share knowledge with the new generation and showcase the possibilities with new technology.

Organizing such an event with industry partners, graduate students, and multiple organizers required meticulous planning and persistence from the student-run Computer Science Graduate Professional Development Club. Vice-chair Sriranga Ramaswamy, a master’s student in the Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy Program, enjoyed seeing the event come to life and was rewarded by the turnout of over 50 attendees.

The coding challenge also provided a platform for students to network, share resumes, and gain insights on internship and job prospects. Anirudh Kalghatkar, a computer science master’s student, expressed excitement at learning new skills and making connections at the event.

Amit Gupta

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