GRAND BLANC – Are you a talented amateur developer? Are you passionate about writing code? Do you create your own apps? If so, prepare your best analytic skills, because Spud Software, an award-winning software development corporation based in Grand Blanc, is hosting the Spud Coder Challenge, a competitive software coding competition on May 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 9478 S. Saginaw Rd., Grand Blanc.
The Spud Coder Challenge is Spud Software’s inaugural coding competition, putting beginner level programmer’s skills to the test. The event is a one-day, 6-hour contest with multiple programming tasks. Each component allows participants to demonstrate their talents working through challenges for a final grand prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500 and a third prize of $250.
Registration is open to coders with no full-time programming experience over the age of 18. Everyone registered will enjoy pizza and soft drinks throughout the competition, and the first 20 qualified competitors will receive a free commemorative t-shirt.
Coding challenges typically serve as a pre-interview to assess technical/coding capabilities on candidates; and they are most often given to new graduates or interns, but anyone may be subject to a coding challenge. The focus for the Spud Coder Challenge is to engage entry-level software developers that have never had a full-time programming job with problem-solving and basic coding skills and assess their suitability for the industry. To learn more and register, go to www.spudsoftware.com/coderchallenge. — G.G.