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Agoda launches its 3rd CODEGODA Coding Competition in August

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Popular online travel booking platform Agoda has officially opened registrations for its third global programming competition, Codegoda, slated to take place this August.

Following the success of the first two installments, the digital travel platform is running another call for software developers and engineers around the world — this time, to solve the travel industry’s biggest challenges with code.

This year, the team champions for greater inclusivity. “Agoda is an equal opportunity employer, and we want to use this platform to give opportunities to individuals who might not typically have the resources or capabilities to rise up the ranks the normal way. We hope to see more women builders, more diverse nationalities, individuals from various age groups or stages of their careers, and persons across different income groups, try their hand at coding. Everyone is welcome. And everyone can be a tech builder,” said Idan Zalzberg, CTO, Agoda.

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To support and encourage more women in tech, the top woman coder will also receive an additional cash prize of USD500. Participants stand to win over USD10,000 worth of prizes across the competition. The competition enables participants to demonstrate their programming skills on a global stage adding credibility to those looking to further their careers in the field. Additionally, if a participant’s skills are a match, they may land a job in Agoda’s tech team. To-date, close to 20 people have been hired and have grown their careers at the company.

With a time-limit of three hours, entrants will need to solve algorithmic challenges based on real-world challenges presented at Agoda, using programming languages of their choice, including C++, Python, Java, Swift, Javascript, and more. The competition will be held on August 6, 2022, starting at 1:30 PM (Indochina Time) ICT.

The timer will begin the moment a participant starts on a challenge. The competition window ends at 7:30 PM ICT on the same day. Winners will be announced on August 13, 2022, via the Codegoda YouTube channel, Life at Agoda.

These challenges are set by Agoda’s best-in-class tech team who help power global travel at scale managing 1,000 experiments running in parallel at any given time, and 1,200 deployments every day. The tech team at Agoda is responsible for over 220Tbs of data written daily and oversees the smooth running of the trillion data events generated every day. 

Non-coders can also get in on the fun via social media. Those who choose to help spread the news of the competition on their social media channels by tagging #codegoda or #codegoda2022 will enter into a lucky draw for attractive prizes.

All interested participants can visit https://codegoda.io/ for more details.

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