Programming Contest@Gnunify’11

It all started in the January’11 PLUG meet. We were discussing about different tracks in Gnunify’11.As Gnunify is mostly student oriented, I put forwarded the idea to have Programming Contest this year.
The main idea was to let students learn something new and to force them we decided to declare the topics of the contest earlier.So, after looking at the topics they go back and study it. Here is the list of topics we chose:-
* Process
* Process Control
* File I/O
* Signals
* Locking Primitives(Mutex/Semaphores)
* Multi Threading
Initially we thought to add rpm/deb packaging as well but later we dropped that idea.
More than 140 students registered for the contest. Out of which 104 turned up for the stage I (written test), which was conducted on 11th Feb’11.We chose 13 students from them for stage II(lab test).

Questions for written test

Questions for lab test
Group photo@Stage II Programming Contest

Kiran Divekar was our judge for the contest. He talked to each one of  the second stage participants and looked at their code. We had three winners, one for the the 1st place and two for the 2nd place. Prize money worth INR 5000 was distributed among them . We had a small prize distribution ceremony as well.

Prize distribution for Programming Contest
I would like to thank all the PLUG member who believed in the idea and all the volunteers for managing it. Overall we saw great response for the programming contest. I hope we’ll have it in Gnunify’12 as well.  It was great fun!!!

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