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Competitive Programming Vs Open Source Contributions for undergrads to concentrate?
Competitive programming isn't my thing but most corportates have coding interviews to quality :/
What's your take?


I've never been into Competitive Programming. It's fine but it's like competitive Street Fighter 2. There's someone who is the best SFII player in the world, and then there's the rest of us. If it feeds your spirit and makes you happy, sure, go do competitive programming. But in 25 years of hiring it's only ever been a "oh, that's interesting" bullet on a resume, IMHO.


So much <3 for SFII reference. Puts quarter on arcade box. "I got next."

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