Deeksha Kaurav, Software Engineer, Google
Deeksha is a software engineer on the Search Platforms team at Google, which helps developers build features for Search experiences. Deeksha is also a core member of the Kick Start team, creating problems for the Coding Practice with Kick Start sessions.
“Coding Practice with Kick Start is a great way to practice before participating in the Kick Start coding rounds. It gives you plenty of time to solve problems with constant support from Googlers throughout the session.
It’s really rewarding to be part of a team that helps developers across the world improve their coding skills. Kick Start helped me improve my own programming skills when I was in university, so I’m happy to pay that forward.
Coding competitions always pushed me to think outside the box, which has helped me in my career. They also provide a great platform to show and get rewarded for your programming skills. Some advice — always read the question and constraints carefully before jumping into the solution. There is something new to learn with every problem, so never leave them unsolved. And review the analysis on g.co/kickstart/archive for the problems you couldn’t solve.”