Coding Ninjas Career Camp: Helping students land their dream jobs at zero upfront fees!

Landing a tech job in this highly competitive industry is one tough task for students. The sheer amount of competition just for the chance of getting an interview at top tech giants is enough to make a grown man shudder. It is true that companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft offer some of the highest packages for tech jobs, but it is also well-known that getting a job at the level of these tech giants is no easy feat. Students work night and day, 24 hours, 7 days a week, just to fight for a chance of being interviewed by their dream companies. 

What if this hard, grueling process was made easier?

Coding Ninjas Career Camp– helping students land their dream jobs

Coding Ninjas, helping students learn the ins and outs of development and programming since time immemorial, has launched Coding Ninjas Career Camp- a 6-month course dedicated to helping students find their dream tech jobs at some of the best companies in the world.

As part of this 6-month program, students are taught the intricacies of the business world of tech and software. With rigorous training, mentorship, guidance, and seminars, students are made job-ready, so that they can land interviews at their dream tech companies. Industry-level interview preparation is what Career Camp aims to provide students, with a major focus on subjects like Database Management Systems, Operating Systems, System Design, and other fundamentals. Not only this, mock interviews by industry experts are also conducted, so that students can get a look and feel of what it feels like to be interviewed by a tech giant like Microsoft.

What does the Career Camp offer students?

Coding Ninjas’ Career Camp offers world-class benefits to participating students. A complete experience to help them learn programming and secure jobs like never before, Career Camp offers the following benefits-

  • Content tailored to the industry

In order to teach students the skills that the industry requires, Career Camp consists of a plethora of pre-recorded lectures by some of the industry’s leading figures, to be watched at the students’ own convenience. Throughout the camp, students would be exposed to many projects and write thousands of lines of code, thereby increasing their programming proficiency.

  • Doubt resolution and competent faculty

For every 10 students, a Teaching Assistant (TA) will be provided, who will be available on video call, chats, as well as voice calls for students to solve any and all of their doubts. These TA’s are top performing alumni of Coding Ninjas, specially selected for this purpose.

  • Industry level exposure

The Career Camp helps students build their profile and resume to match exactly what top tech companies desire. Mock interviews are held time and again to aid students in getting familiar with the industrial interview process, so that students can ace their interviews when the time comes. With over 170 companies hiring from Coding Ninjas, this industry level exposure can take students places!

Zero fees upfront

The best part about Coding Ninjas Career Camp is that students can choose to pay no fees upfront, only paying back when they land their desired job. The Career Camp offers a minimum 5 LPA job guarantee, with salary ranging from 5-20 LPA depending upon the job profile. 

The payment options for students include the standard option, with INR 50000 upfront fees and 7.5% of salary for up to 2 years, capped at INR 150000. 

With the “Hack” payment option, students can choose to pay nothing upfront, and only begin paying back when they land a job, with the amount being 15% of the salary for 2 years capped at INR 300000.

If students are not able to get a job higher than the minimum offer guarantee, then they are not liable to pay anything back to Coding Ninjas. 

Coding Ninjas Career Camp is currently available for full stack web development role, with other profiles soon to be offered to students in the near future. Dreaming of a tech job at one of the giants? Career Camp will surely take you there!

Internship talk with Rishabh Singh

A great place to build your foundation!

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His amazing experience and what he loved!

My experience with Coding Ninjas has been phenomenal. The faculty was great and the courses consisted of various kinds of topics in detail to learn.

Interview experience

It consisted of 3 rounds where they asked about Arrays, Bit Manipulation, Object Oriented Programming, Operating Systems.

Advice to Current Students!

Whenever you take any course do the course with full dedication and devotion in order to take the maximum out of it. The courses offered become excellent not only because of the faculties or the material provided but also due to the efforts put in by the student side. After completion of the course don’t forget to keep your coding skills intact by practising on online coding websites like Codechef, Codeforces etc.

How will you introduce Coding Ninjas to your friends?

Coding Ninjas is a very good platform to develop a great foundation in coding and development.

Thank you for your constant support and guidance!

Future of software development in India

Let’s face the truth: Coding is difficult. Yes, it can be a very exciting affair at first, but it requires a lot of effort. You are likely to sit in front of the computer screen for hours to code. You have to always keep yourself updated with the new trends in the field of technology and also, enter coding competitions to test yourself. Coding requires you to invest your entire self into it. However, you have always known that the prospects of coding are good. The market will likely have a job opening for you if you do well.

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But then again, you might have often thought about the real future in software development in India. While the world of technology is always evolving and changing, are there enough options available in India? 

Let’s first decipher the statistics. As of February 2019, the IT industry has contributed about 7.9% of the GDP of the country. It created about 1,05,000 jobs last year. The IT industry has helped to fuel the rise of startups in India with more than 5,200 startups appearing in 2018. 

As per the statistics, the IT industry has a compound annual growth rate of 10.71% and is estimated to reach US $350 billion by the year 2025. So, it’s clear that the software industry is and will be booming.  But in what avenues?

Firstly, we have to understand why there has been such massive growth in the software industry in the last decade. It is because of the digitization phase. More and more people were gaining access to the internet. People were slowly realizing the need for computers and hence, computers entered in almost every household. This resulted in a major requirement of employees in the IT sector in the last decade. The digitization phase is almost over now. And so, you can’t expect the same kind of demand for software engineers in this age.

However, smart work and planning can still make you an in-demand software developer.

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  • Automation seems to be the new path that most industries are going to follow. And so, it’s time to put our focus on machine learning tools. Many of the previous programming languages remain popular, like Java. However, new trends in machine learning are bringing languages like Python in the forefront. So, machine learning will be a major trend in the software development industry of India.
  • Make in India and several other government schemes are geared to create new jobs in the IT field and hence, advance the software development scene in India.

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  • Marketing has undergone a massive change around the globe since the Internet entered our lives. We are now able to collect data and analyse it to understand marketing trends and changes in consumer demands. Cloud computing has made it easier to store huge amounts of data too. Big Data analysis using languages like Python and R, as well as Data science will be on the rise and will collaborate with the software development world.
  • Banking, finance, and manufacturing sectors are trying to automate their processes. So, they will require new software and updates to ensure a fluent automation process can be put in place. It is in these sectors that software developers will be required.
  • Startups continue to rise in India. With startups, there will be a need for website development, web apps, and even chatbots. Plus, digital marketing companies are also on the rise. These startups will rely on computers, the internet and various software to help their businesses.
  • It is clear that the world is slowly moving towards automation. This might strike fear in the hearts of many people since automation means dismissal from jobs. However, software developers and programmers will be required to maintain these systems. Hence, if you choose to make smart coding choices and choose the right course, then you will not be considered irrelevant in the future.

Remember, qualifications play a major role in this industry. A person with a Master’s degree in Computer Science will get a job sooner and in a much higher position than a person with a Bachelor’s degree. Also, your coding experience and external certificates will matter. If you have taken part in coding competitions and won prizes, that will be relevant too during the interviews.
Build up your credentials and make smart choices for yourself. It will help your journey in the future world of software development in India. To equip yourself with the best-in-class capabilities, you can explore some of the new courses at CodingNinjas.

Big Data : What is it, and how to get into it? A guide for beginners

The world has undergone a massive change since the Internet entered our lives. It continues to change as more and more people gain access to the internet. In the last five years, there were over a billion internet users all over the world. It is estimated that about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day. Such a massive amount of data has a lot of potential hidden in them. 

It can be analyzed and used to understand patterns and trends in consumers and help businesses to modify their products or marketing strategies. Big Data is referred to such a large amount of data that can be analyzed for knowledge and used for machine learning purposes. Previously, we had access to large amounts of data too. 

But storing them was a very expensive affair. But now, with more computing power and cheaper storage alternatives, like cloud storage, the big data industry is flourishing in the tech world. It is clearly going to be one of the hottest jobs in the coming years.

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Roles in the big data industry

There are many different roles that an individual can take up in the big data industry. However, broadly, it can be categorized into two groups: Engineering and Analytics.

Big data engineering:  Big data engineering deals with planning and maintaining a system to handle large amounts of data. These systems are put in place to make relevant data available for various internal applications.

Big data analytics: Big data analytics is about using large amounts of data from the systems and analysing trends and patterns from the data. It also deals with developing various prediction and classification algorithms from the data.

So, which field is most suitable for you? It will depend on your interest and your background. However, both these roles are equally essential in the big data industry. The world of big data is quite dynamic and it keeps changing. So, you can expect exciting innovations happening in this field in the coming years.

Background

Your background knowledge will be given a lot of weight when you are entering the field of big data. Big data industries require similar skill sets as machine learning industries and data science industries. Two extremely important skills are:

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  1. Mathematics and Statistics: You should be well-versed in several topics like calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics. It will help you learn different machine learning techniques like linear and logistic regression, decision trees, random forests, KNN’s and vector machines.

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  1. Programming: You have to get yourself acquainted with a few programming languages if you want to deal with Big Data. The most popular programming languages in this field are R and Python. Learn more about visualisation, data analysis and machine languages. For Python, you need to learn about NumPy, Pandas, SciPy, scikit-learn, etc. If you are going for R, then learn diplyr, readr, tidyr, etc. To be a data scientist, you have to be well-versed with SQL too.

Technologies in demand

Now, you know the basics of Big Data and what your background should be if you want to enter this field of Big Data. However, not every technology is equally respected in the Big Data Industry. While the big data industry is always evolving, these technologies have made a positive mark in this industry:

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Apache Hadoop: This is an open-source software framework which allows large scale processing of data sets on clusters of commodity hardware. A few components of Hadoop which are in high demand are Pig, Hive, HDFS, HBase, etc.

  • Amazon S3: This is a cloud tool which is quite popular in the big data field. It is best if you are familiar with it.

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  • Apache Spark: Like Hadoop, this is another big data computation framework which is gaining a lot of popularity in the big data field.
  • NoSQL: Many traditional SQL databases like Oracle and DB2 are getting replaced by NoSQL databases which include MongoDB, Couchbase, etc.

If you have the knowledge and if you constantly work to improve your skills, then getting hired in a tech firm for big data analysis will be easy. Just keep yourself updated with the latest technology, interact with the community of coders, and work on yourself. If you wish to take a course on data science, CodingNinjas has just the best one to offer. Be patient and persistent and one day, you will receive your desired job offer!

How to build an awesome resume worthy for Google, Facebook or Amazon?

You have completed your education or you are near the end of your final session. Now, you are ready to apply for jobs in top tech firms. The common dilemma among several aspiring job applicants is: How do I start? Well, the first step is by crafting a fantastic resume. The famous saying ‘First impression is the last impression’ turns out to be quite true when you apply for jobs. Your first impression is the resume. The presentation of your resume, along with the credentials, will make it stand out among the thousands of applications that tech firms receive. The competition is extremely high, and you must have everything in your favour to get to the interview level. Here are some of the ways in which you can make your resume stand out:

  1. Resume length

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Your resume should not be more than one page. Recruiters have limited time, and they will always prefer brief and concise resumes. If your resume is long, the chances are that the recruiters will just shove it away and pick up the next one.

  1. Making it readable

Just opting for a concise resume will not work. Cluttered and unattractive resumes will put off the recruiter instantly. So, increase the readability of your resume by proper spacing, bullet points, and using an appropriate font. However, do not make it too extravagant. Find a balance to keep the resume attractive and informative.

  1. Sections

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Your resume should be divided into several brief sections: Contact Information, Education, Work Experience, Personal Projects, Skills and Interests, and finally, Honors and Awards (if any). Out of these, Personal Projects might be the one section that attracts the recruiter most, so, ensure that you add it.

  • Contact Information: The contact information should be next to your name and should be easy to spot. Your name should be placed at the top of the resume. Then, you should put your phone number, address, email, and social media links like Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Education: The education section should be brief and should list your education in descending order. If you are a graduate, then you should first place your most recent college education (related to technology). If you have any additional certificates, list them properly after your college education. If you are still a student, then mention that you are still pursuing a specific course. This shows that you are willing to learn more. However, only include the courses which are related to the job you are applying for. A course in ‘English Language’ will not help if you are going for a technical position.
  • Work Experience: The recruiter will not focus on all kinds of work experiences that you might have. So, it’s always better to enumerate those kinds of work experiences which show that you are suitable as a software engineer or a good coder. Mention the firms you worked for and your job position in them. Also, list the achievements under every job title. If you do not have any work experience, then you can skip this section and go for the Personal Projects section.
  • Personal Projects: This section is quite unique for software engineers. In this section, you have the freedom to include many independent projects that you have undertaken besides your college projects. This could include Python scripts, a working web page, developing a mobile application, etc. The more personal projects you add, the more creative you will appear to the recruiter. It shows that you are willing to take the initiative and build something independently.
  • Skills: In this section, you can add key technical words and skills asked in the job description. The more skills you add, the higher will be your chances of getting recruited. Only add the skills relevant to the job position that you are applying for. However, don’t just randomly add whatever skills you find in the job description. You will be questioned on each of the skills that you mention.  
  • Honors and Awards: You have included all the relevant credentials in your resume. Now, it’s time to back them up with some awards and honors. If you have received any scholarships or awards in the technical field, this is the section where you mention them. It will make you appear as a reliable and high-performing individual.

So, while you are crafting your resume, keep these important pointers in mind. Let your powerful resume speak for you and you can expect a call for Google, Facebook, or Amazon at any moment! Keep your fingers crossed. For the best placement preparation, you can also go for the courses provided by CodingNinjas

Tips and tricks on how to succeed in Kaggle competitions

You are probably aware by now that machine learning is the future of AI and business culture. Many tech firms are already starting to integrate machine learning into their systems. Since this ‘thing of the future’ is gaining such popularity, you might ask, ‘How can I be better at it?’ Kaggle competitions can be the answer for you! Like Hackerrank, Codechef, etc., Kaggle is a platform where you compete with other participants for a prize. 

The difference is: Kaggle focuses on data science and machine learning. It’s a perfect platform for anyone passionate about machine learning! However, winning a Kaggle competition is not going to be a cakewalk. You have to really prepare and plan for it to succeed. Here are some tips to help you get your first win in a Kaggle competition:

  • Practice feature engineering and data preparations

Preparing the data and engineering the features are the critical data-related factors in machine learning. Algorithm selection is also very important though not as important as feature engineering and data preparation. So, use your common sense or intuition and figure out what actually works and what doesn’t work. You can create a cross-validation framework to get a reliable estimate of your errors. Work on them to minimize the chances of committing future errors.

  • Choosing the right kind of competition

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You may have heard the saying ‘Confidence is the key to success’. While that is true, the saying does not talk about building your confidence. The best way to build up your confidence is by taking ‘small’ steps towards a big success. It’s like a video game where you start acquiring certain skills while playing the first level, and then, level up when you master them. With Kaggle competitions, it’s best to start small, that is, from Level 1. Research and find competition with fewer competitors. These competitions may have lesser prizes than the bigger and more famous ones, but they are great for building your confidence levels. Eventually, you may move up to the high-valued and famous competitions. 

  • Don’t give up

Three things that can help you win a Kaggle competition are: Persistence, Constant learning, and Luck. While persistence and learning are within your control, you cannot control the final ‘Luck’ factor. In some competitions, the difference between the 3rd and the 4th place has been a mere 0.001%. So, if you aren’t ‘lucky’ the first time, don’t give up. It will be heartbreaking to discover that you ended up at a low rank in your first Kaggle competition. But keep participating in different competitions and keep learning. Read the latest and relevant literature on machine learning and keep your updated. Rectify your mistakes and start applying what you learn in your future competitions. 

  • Forming a good team

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It’s critical to have passionate people on your team. So, switch on your radar and start searching for proper teammates. First ask yourself: What are the essential characteristics of a team member? Some of the general ones are a) They should support each other. b) They should learn from each other. c) They should know and be good at what they are doing. The chemistry shared among the team members can be the difference between winning and losing. Also, at times, look into the mirror and judge yourself: Are you a good team member yourself? If you find any flaws in your self-analysis, work on them. 

  • Don’t stress it

Machine learning can be quite exciting if you make it so. So, don’t start stressing out and make it a tedious task. Be passionate about learning more. Think of these competitions as a fun challenge. Don’t worry about getting a low rank – nobody is there to judge you. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you fail. Just dive in the competition and accept it as a wonderful experience where you can learn and make new friends.

  • Take it as a learning experience

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You may not win your first Kaggle competition (unless you are a born genius in machine learning) nor your second one, but you can definitely learn something from participating in them. Kaggle competitions push you out of your comfort zone and make you experiment with your current knowledge. This expands your knowledge base and takes your skills to the next level. If you are stuck while practicing, don’t be ashamed to google out basic tricks and tips.

The two main things that will make you win the Kaggle competitions are: Persistence and constant learning. To furnish your skills and expertise in machine learning, you can also go for machine learning courses provided by CodingNinjas. So, learn from your failures without taking them to heart and give your best during the competition. Best of luck.

An Introduction to Hadoop and its ecosystem

Big data analysis is the future of technology and analytical research. Big data analysis deals with large data set which helps in determining patterns and trends in business. Imagine how useful it would be for finance, marketing and other kinds of research. Now, since it deals with large amounts of data, it gets a lot more complicated. If you are looking to opt for a detailed course of data analytics, you must first understand the ecosystem of Hadoop.

Not every software is capable of handling such large data in one go. However, Apache Hadoop, an open-source framework, has made its place in the tech world because it allows efficient handling of big data. The Hadoop framework uses clusters and is made into several modules creating a large ecosystem of technologies. The Hadoop Ecosystem is a suite providing a variety of services to tackle big data problems. 

Hadoop Ecosystem

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While there are many solutions and tools in the Hadoop ecosystem, these are the four major ones: HDFS, MapReduce, YARN and Hadoop Common. These tools work together and help in the absorption, analysis, storage, and maintenance of data. However, there are many other components that work in tandem with building up the entire Hadoop ecosystem. As you can see in the diagram above, each and every component of the Hadoop ecosystem has its own function. For example, the HDFS and MapReduce are responsible for distributed capabilities, i.e. distributed storage and distributed processing respectively. They are:

  1. HDFS

This is the primary component of the ecosystem. It stores large data sets of unstructured and structured data and maintains the metadata in the log file form. The core components used here are the Name Node and the Data Node. The data node is the commodity hardware present in the distributed environment and helps in the storage of data. The Name Node is the prime node and stores the metadata. It requires fewer resources than data nodes. HDFS works at the heart of the system.

  1. YARN

YARN or Yet Another Resource Negotiator helps with the management of resources across the clusters. It is responsible for resource allocation and scheduling. The main components of YARN are Resource Manager, Nodes Manager and Application Manager. Resource manager helps in the allocation of resources for the applications working in the system. Nodes Manager helps in the allocation of other resources like CPU memory, bandwidth, etc. The Application Manager acts as an interface between the two and negotiates the resource requirements.

  1. MapReduce

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MapReduce combines the work of parallel and distributed algorithms to convert big data sets into manageable ones. It has two functions Map () and Reduce (). Map () sorts and filters the data and therefore, organize them into groups. Reduce () takes the Map() output and summarizes them into smaller sets of tuples.

  1. PIG

Developed by Yahoo, PIG helps to structure the data flow and thus, aids in the processing and analysis of large data sets. It helps in optimizing the processing of the entire set by executing the commands in the background. After the processing, PIG stores the acquired result in HDFS.

  1. HIVE

Combining both SQL methodology and interface, HIVE helps to write and read large sets of data. It allows both batch processing and real-time processing, therefore being highly scalable. Plus, it supports SQL data types making query processing simpler. 

  1. Mahout

Machine learning is a thing of the future and many programming languages are trying to integrate it in them. For example, Python has many libraries which help in machine learning. Mahout helps to integrate Machine Learnability with Hadoop. It gives you functions like clustering, classification, and collaborative filtering. It provides you with various libraries as well.

  1. Apache Spark

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If you want to engage in real-time processing, then Apache Spark is the platform that can help you. It handles a number of process-consumptive tasks like iterative and interactive real-time processing, graph conversions, batch processing, etc. 

  1. Apache HBase

Apache HBase is a NoSQL database. Hence, it can handle any kind of data and provides the capability of Google Big Table. Thus, it makes working on Big Data sets efficient and easy. HBase helps in storing a limited quantity of data and hence, initiates fast responses when you want to retrieve something small from huge databases.

  1. Solr, Lucene

These two services are used for data management. Solr and Lucene help in searching and in the indexing of certain java libraries. 

  1. Zookeeper

Lack of both coordination and synchronization could result in inconsistency within the Hadoop ecosystem. Zooker helps in synchronization, grouping, and maintaining inter-component based communication to reduce inconsistency.

  1. Oozie

Oozie is a scheduler which helps to bind and schedule jobs as a singular unit. There are two kinds of work that Oozie does – Oozie workflow and Oozie coordinator jobs. Oozie workflow helps to execute jobs sequentially while Oozie coordinator helps to perform jobs when an external stimulus triggers it.

Get yourself acquainted with the Hadoop ecosystem and you can tackle big data analytics easily. For the much-needed direction that is needed to excel in data science, you can try the course on data science by Coding Ninjas.  Best of luck.

6 key factors that determine your success in competitive coding

Do you want to test out your coding skills? Then, competitive coding is the best way to go. Imagine you are in the competition – your body’s pumping in the blood to your brains and your fingers all jittery, tapping in the codes to win! Makes you almost feel like Neo, doesn’t it? Competitive coding is fantastic for coders – it puts you on the edge, pushes you out of your comfort zone and boosts your coding skills. But there are certain ways of approaching coding which can bring you success in coding competitions. Here are a few factors which you need to keep in mind when you are engaging with competitive coding: 

  1. Preparing the algorithms and data structures

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For efficient programming, you have to get your basics right. When you are in a competition, you have to code fast – but that should not be an excuse for shabbiness. One of the basics of coding is mastering the data structures and algorithms. So, get your college and high school books out, and start brushing up the basics of coding. You can always take the help of GeeksForGeeks for detailed tutorials too. For intensive coding course, you can also go for CodingNinjas competitive programming courses.

  1. Choose a language you are comfortable with 

The way towards any kind of success is to do what you love. Similarly, during coding competitions, you got to choose a language which you are comfortable with. Learn every bit of the language from the basics to the advanced skills necessary. Ensure that you put in much of your time and effort in this language and develop a mastery over it. Even if it’s C++, make sure that you know it inside out before you participate in a coding competition.    

  1. Practice makes perfect

The old adage – practice makes you perfect is even more relevant for coding. Coding is a skill that you build up on every time you code. Every second you put in to work on the skill brings you closer to achieving a level of mastery in it. Make a schedule if you want, and put in your undivided attention to practice coding during the coding hours. It will definitely give you an edge during the competition.

  1. Participate in more competitions

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While practicing may give you the edge over other coders, your mind might mess up when you actually enter the competition. Facing your challenges, competing with different coders with the same goal – all these factor in to increase a lot of pressure on you. To get rid of it, you have to participate in more competitions. The more you participate, the better you become prepared to tackle the environment that you are in. This will eventually bring a positive difference in your fast-coding skills that is essential for such competitions.

  1. Patience

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Even when you practice and participate in a number of coding competitions, it may not bring you instant victory. It takes time and yes, there is a bit of luck present. You have to be patient. Don’t give up – keep taking the shot – keep participating and keep improving your coding skills. One day, you will be holding the prize and look back in your struggles with pride.

  1. Keep it fun

Coding can often turn out to be really frustrating. It can take a toll on your mind. But don’t be too harsh on yourself. Look at the bright side. These competitions push you out of your comfort zone and that helps to give a new dimension to your coding. Plus, you get to know new coders who can help you out in the future too. So, always be positive and keep it simple. Keep the competition fun and healthy, and enjoy it completely. De-stress yourself and keep a cool mind while coding. That will bring you closer to the success you desire.

Keep the right mindset and you can really achieve what you desire. Remember the three Ns of Coding: Never give up, Never get stressed, and Never stop believing in yourself. Go, get your prize. Best of luck. 
Coding competitions become so much easier when you are actually practicing it in an environment designed for coding competitions. At CodingNinjas, we give you exactly that environment and try to push you out of your comfort zone to get to the top. Let our competitive programming course help you out with your dream to win coding competitions.

5 Industry trends that every Computers student should stay on top of.

For anyone who is looking to start their career, it is important to keep up with the industry trends in their respective industries. Today, the industry with most advancements at regular intervals is the IT industry. So, it becomes even more important for a computer science student to stay abreast with industry trends. 

Not only does it help to be aware and be able to participate in conversations with your colleagues, but it‌ ‌will also help you to explore new and better avenues for your career. So, in this post, we are going to discuss 5 industry trends. Let’s get started:

  1. Internet of Things and its impact.

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While the technology has been around for a while now, it is still in a very nascent stage. Put simply, it has not yet been able to disrupt up to its potential. Corporations and startups alike, all of them are exploring ways on how the software can be fully integrated with the hardware. 

For this, the demand for computer science students has been seen to have surpassed that of the experts in electronics. So, it’s important for students to keep a close eye on this and try experimenting with some relevant projects. 

  1. The next steps in AI

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Did you think that the impact of artificial intelligence and its applications had reached a saturation level? Well, it hasn’t! In the last year, various other use-cases have sprung up. And without any doubt, the smart corporations have been quick to implement in their own businesses. 

One of the most popular ones is NLG. You might confuse it with the NLPs, but it would be wrong to do that. In fact, NLGs perform a totally different function than NLPs. If you wish to build expertise in Artificial Intelligence, you can take up our course.

  1. Cybersecurity

Today, companies are very careful about their data. Since data is being hailed as the oil of our generation, it’s security has become even more important. As a matter of fact, companies are investing a lot in cybersecurity.

Apart from the direct economies involved, the fear of reputational damage has also made the key decision-makers really cautious about their cybersecurity strategy. Because of the incredible scope in cybersecurity, even VCs and investors are starting to back startups. In 2018, VC investments in cybersecurity saw a record high –  crossing the 5 billion mark. 

Malware attacking websites and big chunks of data being stored in their data centers is a really big problem for companies today. Not only this, even the small entrepreneurs building their business from scratch are exposed to cyber-attacksIf you think fighting off such elements might intrigue you, then you are in luck as the industry needs really good cybersecurity minds. 

  1. Blockchain and its jobs boom

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Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology is touted as one of the most revolutionary technologies in the world. From supply chains to financial services, everything is being disrupted by blockchain. Not only this, there is a boom of really high paying jobs in the blockchain industry. 

A study by Glassdoor has found that the demand for blockchain engineers have increased by 300% over the last year. Apart from this, the fact that these jobs offer a considerably higher payout than the median salary in IT makes it an even bigger catch. 

After a quite slow market for cryptocurrencies in the year 2018, there has been a significant rise as the second half of 2019 approached. This has made the boom in blockchain jobs get even bigger. To set out on your journey to becoming a blockchain expert, you have to start from the basics. Understanding of cryptography and hashing might be really helpful as well. 

  1. API economy and Microservices

Accelerating the time to production is important for every project manager today. APIs serve this purpose quite well. Not only are the decision-makers able to reduce costs by using APIs, but they are also able to boost efficiency and make their applications more reliable. Today, the applications are built with API, microservices, and containerization. So, even you need to understand the importance of these trends and transform the way you look at product development.

So, these were some of the trends that every computers student must be aware of. Did we miss any important trends? Feel free to let us know in the comment box. If you are looking to make yourself ready for the challenges in the real world, check out the courses offered by CodingNinjas

Internship talk with Nishant Singh

Coding Ninjas is the mentor to my success!

 

His amazing experience and what he loved!

I started my journey with Coding Ninjas through Eminence, which is the competitive coding course, I was mesmerised by the content provided by the incredibly passionate and knowledgable mentors, they made the most fearsome topics relatively easy to understand. Earlier, I tried to learn these concepts by myself, but it was too hard, that I gave up quickly, but during the course, I was motivated enough that giving up did not come to my mind even once, I give all the credit to the mentors and the course content setters.

Interview experience

It consisted of 4 rounds where they asked about Data Structures, Algorithms, Logical Puzzles, DBMS, Computer Networks, Wholesome knowledge about the projects written in my resume.

Advice to Current Students!

I would request all to practice problems from various sites, as most of the coding rounds are based on it. Even Coding Ninjas provide questions marked as Interview Shurikens, which are the questions asked previously by prestigious companies, they help you a lot even for interviews, DBMS, OS, and Computer Networks, should be on your tips. I would not suggest you do them in detail, but an overview must be taken. You should have complete knowledge of your resume, and should not write things that you are unclear of.

How will you introduce Coding Ninjas to your friends?

I will introduce it as a mentor to my success, the all-in-one destination for all the coding lovers, who are ready to learn and their tools should be a laptop and passion for learning.

Thank you for your constant support and guidance!