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Registration extended for CodeCraft Secure Coding Competition

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Considering numerous requests from the corporates, registration deadline for CodeCraft – Sri Lanka’s first ever competition to find most secure coder – has been extended to 6 July.

This nationwide competition will see software developers competing to win the title of Sri Lanka’s Most Secure Coder. Winners will also be rewarded with Rs. 1 million worth of cash prizes, said CICRA Campus Executive Director Vasana Wickremasena.

CICRA Campus – Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and certification organisation – and Daily FT are the co-organisers of this innovative competition.

“CodeCraft tests secure programming ability of the candidates in three elimination rounds of closed-book online exams. We test participants’ domain knowledge of secure coding and their ability to develop secure programs,” Wickremasena said.

“10% of the highest scorers of each round will move to the next round and finally to the grand finale’,” he said.

“This competition is aimed at supporting Sri Lankan Government’s mission to earn $ 5 billion foreign exchange from export of software developed in Sri Lanka by 2022 by capacity building on the information security sphere amongst the Sri Lanka based BPOs, KPOs and Tech Startups,” he said.

The competition is held in two tiers, namely corporate category for software developers and university category for students studying software development.

Number of organisations including top corporates have partnered with CodeCraft. 

Ministry of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, Ministry of Higher Education, University Grant Commission of Sri Lanka, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), and Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) have endorsed the competition.

Strategic Partners of the competition are Microsoft, Millennium IT and Dialog Axiata PLC; Bank of Ceylon is the Official Banker.

The competition is supported by Print Media Partner Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. comprising Daily Mirror, The Sunday Times, Lankadeepa, Ada and Tamil Mirror. The Electronic Media Partners of the competition are Derana TV, Ada Derena, Derana FM and Derana24x7. Creative Partner is Triad.

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