Grand finale and prize-giving ceremony of the National High School Programming Contest (NHSPC)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) division of the government initiated third edition of computer programming contest for school-goers to inspire in computer learning on March 9 and has been completed 16 regional and 3 upazila events in last one month.
Around twenty thousand students participated in the events in Jessore, Khulna, Dhaka, Comilla, Noakhali, Chittagong, Sylhet, Gopalgonj, Patuakhali, Pabna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Tangail, Mymensingh, Barisal, Saidpur of Nilphamari Singra of Natore and Anowara of Chittagong. The 1,200 winners of the contests will crowd in capital in grade finale.
National-level quiz on programming and award ceremony will be held at Krishibid Institute at Farmegate area and grand finale of programming contest will take place in two different venues of Information Technology Institute of Dhaka University and Daffodil International University.
ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak is scheduled to present at the award ceremony while Additional secretary of ICT Division Harunur Rashid, Prof MuhammdZafor Iqbal, BUET Prof Mohammad Kaykobad and Bangladesh Open Source Network General Secretary MunirHasan attended in different sessions in the day-long event.
Regarding the event, ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak said Bangladesh has taken different initiative to skilled up human resources in computer programming as demand of coder has been increased in pace of time.
“Programming contest at high school level brought a difference experience where we found the unsung coding talents across the country can triumph title if they being nursed well. The contest became a platform of the little plants in programming in Bangladesh,” Palak said.
The junior minister also informed that the Bangladesh team of International Informatix-2017 to be held in Tehran in Iran will be selected from the national winners of the NHSPC-2017.
BDoSN General Secretary Munir Hasan said Bangladesh need ‘a large number’ of programmers to lead the technology-based state in future and NHSPC only contribute to pave the way for young programming talents.
There has been using the international automotive judge engine Code Martial and real time update of the event are published on social media and official internet address of www.nhspc.org.
It’s should be mentioned that ICT division of the government has been organizing the national level contest to develop world-class programme from Bangladesh to lead future challenges. Bangladesh Computer Council and BDoSN are associates while computer science departments of different universities role as local host.