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Students majoring in Computer Science participate in Amazon’s coding challenge


Apr 3, 2024

The Computer Science Graduate Professional Development Club recently hosted a successful student coding challenge at the ATLAS institute, featuring prizes and networking opportunities. Co-sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers, Women at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Association for Computing Machinery, the event showcased industry professionals using cloud technology to solve problems.

At the event, second-year computer science master’s student Shakshi Parekh found the welcoming atmosphere to be a valuable opportunity to learn more about AWS. Ramya Mikkilineni, a mentor from AWS, appreciated the chance to share knowledge with the new generation and showcase the possibilities with new technology.

The coding challenge also provided a platform for students to network, share resumes, and gain insights on internship and job prospects. Anirudh Kalghatkar, a computer science master’s student, expressed excitement at learning new skills and making connections at the event.

Organizing such an event with industry partners, graduate students, and multiple organizers required meticulous planning and persistence from the student-run Computer Science Graduate Professional Development Club. Vice-chair Sriranga Ramaswamy, a master’s student in the Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy Program, enjoyed seeing the event come to life and was rewarded by the turnout of over 50 attendees.

Amit Gupta, another mentor from AWS, appreciated observing how students approached the challenge. He emphasized the importance of learning from the next generation and fostering a mutually beneficial relationship with students as they represent the future of the industry.

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