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Hunting The Best Programmers in Kerala

Today India is so much focused on IT that almost 80% of the graduates are absorbed right away into IT companies soon after they pass-out. The fun part is, it doesn't even matter what stream they graduated in, but they are working in 'IT'. As a matter of fact, it's horrendous to interpolate about the other core industrial R&D future of India. I really hope the situation change and people start realizing the potential in doing what they love.

This scenario led me to explore weather real-passionate programmers exist in Kerala ( myself positioned being just a curious novice coder ). Students who set a part of their life for FOSS, those who love playing with API's found around the Internet, those who code for the fun of it and not for the hefty CTC wating at the MNCs. The search didn't disappoint me.

The 'Code Jam 2011' coding contest conducted by mobme.in in Kerala last year (2011) brought some very dedicated programmers to the public. If you are student or a wannabe programmer and want to learn how to code things from the scratch. An excellent step is to learn from the code of the winners freely posted in github and some solutions posted by jithusunny. You'd probably learn a lot more from them than you'd learn during your entire 4 years of engineering study.


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