Maybe it was worth the hype. Launched by Gates himself on his visit to Bangalore. The promos showed off attitude.
The Round 1 of the competition was simple: complex problems with single answers and a strict timer. The results were out the next day and I was pleased to see that I was promoted to the next round. But soon i found out that almost everyone who took the test was promoted.
Then came Round 2. Lesser questions, less time, increased complexity and added competition due to the fact that most had gone thru the first round.
I thought i did well, but you always win some and you lose some. I wasnt promoted to the next level. Thus ended my travel plans to Redmond!!
Thursday March 16, 2006