We are proud to announce that Garden International School (GIS) emerged victorious in the KL Coding Cup, which was held at Alice Smith School. Our GIS Coders were awarded first place in the competition and also received the Best Individual Team award for their outstanding performance. The winning team, ‘Asian Google,’ consisted of Bryan Lim, Declan Loo, Isaac Pau, and Arav Rajput. Additionally, our GIS teams, Arav’s Students, and The NPCs, placed fourth and fifth in the competition.
Founded by GIS in 2018, the KL Coding Cup is a remarkable platform for students to showcase their coding skills and excel in this field. This competition promotes the use of Python, the world’s most popular programming language, which enables students to create their own AI.
With the participation of seven schools and nearly 200 students, the competition was fierce. The competition required coders of all levels, ranging from Year 7 to 13, to answer 36 programming questions that tested their problem-solving skills in various subject matters and levels of difficulty. This challenge presented an excellent opportunity for our students to enhance their critical thinking, foster teamwork, and think outside the box while enjoying a fun and challenging set of tasks.
This is what our WINNERS said following their victory:
“Participating in the KL Coding Cup has provided me with invaluable experience on how to work collaboratively as a group on tough programming questions, and I recommend it to any aspiring coders.”
“Winning the KL Coding Cup after five years of participation is a testament to our team’s persistence and hard work. Participating in the KL Coding Cup has been a valuable experience that has taught me so much about coding and problem-solving. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to have been part of such an exciting event, and I hope it continues to inspire and challenge future generations of students.”
“I’ve been participating in the KL Coding Cup since I was in Year 8 and it is the sporting event for coders. It encourages you to be your very best and go for the win! I didn’t think then that in Year 12, I’d be on the winning team and it feels so good!”
“It was an amazing experience!”
James Abela, who is the GIS Head of Computing and Founder of the KL Coding Cup couldn’t be more proud of the team.
When we started this event at Garden International School 5 years ago, we struggled to find enough coders to fill a room. Now we have schools from all across the Klang Valley who want to compete and the standard of coding is incredibly high from every team. During the pandemic, our students have used the opportunity to strengthen their coding and many students in this cup are coding at university level. This makes Garden’s achievement all the more glorious against such wonderful competitors. Our squad can be very proud of themselves!
James Abela, GIS Head of Computing & Founder of KL Coding Cup
The KL Coding Cup was a resounding success that exhibited the abilities and prospects of budding coders from across KL. The contestants had the opportunity to hone their skills, learn new techniques, and forge new acquaintances. We are proud of all the GIS students (listed below) who competed in the KL Coding Cup and gave their best effort:
Anton Kutyshenko, Isaac Pau, Ved Kuwadekar, Wan Muhammad Yusof Mohammed Rashdan, Rain Cheng, Benjamin Rosa, Igyeom Park, Arav Bende, Yuto Dohi, Amal Pavlenko, Adit Chakraborty, Kkabir Bhalla, Aryan Singh, Shunto Dohi, Gyochan Ku, Shrey Somani, Ivan Choong, Ming Yao Mac, Carmella Abela, Declan Loo, Jack Alpert, Cole Alpert, Ethan Low, Harleen Sachdev, Darshil Somani, Arav Rajput, Avanesh Muhilan, and Bryan Lim.
We hope this event will encourage more young people to get into coding as a career or hobby.
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