codejam 2020 review

I am a first-year engineering student and I participated in Codejam 2020

This was my first codejam and my first coding competition too

google codejam

my review

choice of programming language

I used Node.Js for the competition as I am pretty fluent in JavaScript

node js

Though JavaScript is a very popular programming language, within a few problems I realised that it's not very perfect for competitive programming

quality of problems

the qualification round was extremely easy and anyone with decent programming knowledge would qualify easily

competitive programming

why did I quit

since, this was my first attempt in competitive programming, I was not very prepared for algorithm stuff


this, along with many other factors was the main reason of my failure

lessons learned

Google Codejam official site

Google Codejam

Some videos to learn competitive programming

introduction to competitive programming

competitive programming setup