We will be turning 4 by the end of this month and we still feel that we are in an embryonic stage. In our bid to evolve and mature, we bring in new changes that we believe help us to serve you better. We recently introduced some new changes to our long challenge schedule and goodies to be given. They brought smile on your faces. And that made us happy. And now, here we are with another one.
This is one of the many changes that we intend to bring as we step into our fifth year, in our bid to make CodeChef more friendly for all of you. Without making you guess any further, let us talk about it.
In order to clean up our institution database, we have now incorporated a drop down list of institutions for you to choose from at the time of registration. Those of you who are already registered, may also do so by editing your profile. This list comprises of all the institutes across the globe that we have users from until now. Users with proper institute name will be able to avail some really exciting features including the ability to start a CodeChef Campus Chapter on behalf of their institution.
If your institute’s name does not appear in the list, do not frown. You can still register by choosing “Other” in the list, and then entering the full name of your institute. It will come to us for approval and we will try and locate your institution and add it to our database for your classmates. In case we are unable to find it, we may need your help to do so. This will help us clean our database, which becomes essential as we intend to work on some features that will rely heavily on your institutions’ name.
So, we would want you all to use this new feature for getting your institution’s name corrected (if it is already not so).
If you are still frowning or if you want to applaud our new feature, you can always write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.