Women’s struggle for equality has been there since the beginning of mankind. It holds true even in the world of programming. Despite their huge contributions to the computing world, names like Adele Goldberg, Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace, and many others still do not get as much mention as they should. And even though we have come a long way, the stark reality has not changed much.
Still when asked about the great women programmers in current times, sarcasm takes over the names like Joanna Rutkowska, Anna Patterson, Caitlin Colgrove. And we think it’s about time we change that. The theme of this years International Women’s Day is “Make It Happen”. So, let’s come together and be a part of the change.
We have already seen some awe-inspiring women programmers on CodeChef in meteora, xiaodao, rosyish in our past contests and we are sure there are many more. In honor of the wonderful women all around the world, we will be dedicating special prizes to the women programmer in our March Challenge 2015, as a small gesture to celebrate their achievements.
For our March Challenge 2015, we will be honored to present the top women programmers around the world:
- 1st Prize – $200
- 2nd Prize – $150
- 3rd Prize – $100
And CodeChef goodies to rest of the names in the list of top ten women.
So, let us bring out all the amazing women programmer we know and celebrate their magic. And if you are a woman, let us give the men a run for their money in the March Challenge 2015, making them work twice as hard as they do. We know you can “Make It Happen”.
- To participate in our March Long Challenge visit: http://www.codechef.com/MARCH15/
- The contest is open for all and those, who are interested and do not have a CodeChef handle, are requested to register here in order to participate: http://www.codechef.com/user/register
- If you are a women programmer you need to fill a little small form to be eligible for our special Women’s Day prizes for our March Challenge 2015: https://docs.google.com/a/codechef.com/forms/d/1Xe14xfZVh5KANTSIacuiTUmBHbiFUWvrj-oSfhCeCY8/viewform