Competitive programming is a mind sport usually held over the Internet or a local network, involving participants trying to program according to provided specifications (totally not copied from Wikipedia).
In essence, it is about solving ridiculously difficult problems within unfairly short time limits (because why not).
Because it's fun!
While some people compete as a hobby, others might be around to improve their knowledge and skills.
There is also a notion that competitive programming is recognised and supported by several multinational software companies (again not copied from Wikipedia) and being a good competitive programmer can significantly increase your chances of landing a job. If that's your sole motivation, don't worry we are not judging.
Alright alright, calm down, I hear ya.
The Competitive Programming Club is a not-for-profit, student-run club dedicated to promote and nurture the sport of (you guessed it) 'Competitive programming'.
We host practice competitions and training workshops where we solve problems, discuss algorithms, cry over the parts we didn't understand, figure things out, and celebrate with free food.
If you think you're the next Larry Page, this is not the club for you. If you want to be the next Larry Page, then this club maybe what you are looking for.
All skill levels are welcome because, let's be honest, everyone is going to struggle.
You can sign up at our club's website and the best part is - it's absolutely FREE!!