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Andela Launches Online Code Challenge For Engineers


Andela has launched a competitive online code challenge for software engineers. The competition named “Crack the Code” is open only to engineers physically in Kenya.

The online challenge run on HackerRank has 5 questions in total (1 easy, 2 intermediate and 2 advanced) with each participant required to answer a minimum of 3 questions.  Participants will need to be proficient in the following stacks for this challenge: Javascript, Python 2, Python 3, Go, Kotlin, Java 7, Java 8 and Ruby.

The challenge according to Andela is aimed at engaging engineers as they work from their homes away from others whilst they improve skills required for undertaking online technical interviews.  With companies increasing reliance on tech services in this period, engineers can benefit from sharpening their skills and gauging their technical prowess as they stay at home.

“The times we’re in present unique opportunities for levelling up and acquiring new skills. For engineers, who are our primary audience, “Crack the Code” is a fun, challenging and rewarding way to stay on top of their technical game even as they stay at home” says Janet Maingi, Andela Kenya’s Country Director.

Participants get a score based on their results once they complete the challenge which will be updated periodically on a leaderboard. The top 3 participants with the highest scores stand to win up to $1000 worth of prizes. One has to get more 225 points to be considered eligible to win.

Engineers interested in participating have to sign up here.This is a timed challenge hence once a participant logs in they will have a total of 48 hours to complete the challenge from the time they begin.

The challenge will be open until 11:59 pm on April 6, 2020.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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