Ignite Set to Launch Programming Competition Titled “Challenging the Geeks of Balochistan (Cgb)”

A speed programming competition called “Challenging the Geeks of Balochistan (CGB)” will be held by the Ignite National Technology Fund for IT enthusiasts in Pakistan’s technologically least developed province.

Ignite states that CGB will be a provincial competition where teams of startups, students studying computer science and engineering, new and mid-career professionals, and independent contractors from Balochistan will compete against one another to complete programming assignments in a set amount of time.

CGB, a team-based programming competition, will be held in the final week of October at the National Incubation Center Quetta. It will help participants develop their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. The contest will be divided into two phases: an online preliminary round and an on-site final round for those who advance from the online round.

Two days will be dedicated to the on-site event; the first day will be dedicated to simulated rounds, and the second day will be devoted to the actual competition.

The top three teams will be chosen as the winners in accordance with Ignite. The first award is worth Rs. 500,000, the second is for Rs. 300,000, and the third is worth Rs. 200,000. Teams in positions 4 through 10 will be awarded gift baskets and certificates of participation.

Deadline For Registration

The tournament has begun accepting registrations, and teams have until October 12, 2022, to do so. Teams will be shortlisted from October 17 through October 21. The tournament will take place on October 24 and 25. On October 25, 2022, the Ignite awards event is set to take place.

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