DevCon Code Challenge Cup (C-Cup)
November 30, 2012 @ 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Philippines is basking in an Information Technology Renaissance…
We've seen the Startup scene and IT sector hogging the headlines. Now, to support budding technopreneurs and their garage operations in discovering co-founders/new talents – following the success of Hack2HATCH – DevCon is hosting a CODE CHALLENGE CUP (C-CUP) on November 30, 2012 in Xavier School (Greenhills).
C-Cup aims to help spur critical thinking and highlight problem solving strategies under pressure. It is patterned after the International Collegiate Programming Contest organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – the oldest, largest and most prestigious programming contest in the world. Hardcore IT geeks consider this to be the “Olympics of Computer Programming.”
C-Cup is a rigid algorithm programming competition mixed with the dexterity of a hackathon. It is a 6-hour competition where teams of 1, 2 or 3 programmers each will be asked to solve 10 problems using a myriad of languages of their preference, in the comforts of their trusted computer workstations:
The team with the highest score wins. 1500 points will be awarded per accepted run and -300 for rejected runs. 1 point bonus will be awarded for every minute remaining prior to the contest's end. In case of a tie, the time of last accepted run will be used to determine the winner. Victorious teams will receive trophies with a cash prize of P20,000 given to the overall champion. Besides the battle of IT professionals, there are also categories for high school and college students.
Individual contest shirts plus free-flowing refreshments and grub will keep the participants company, while they pour their hearts out on six hours of coding, analysis and troubleshooting.
- Diamond Sponsors – Accenture Philippines, Globe Labs, Ideaspace Foundation
- Platinum Sponsors – Smart DevNet, Chikka Philippines
- Titanium Sponsor – Sulit.com.ph
- Community and Media Partners – WebGeek PH, Orange & Bronze, Mozilla Philippines, SGEntrepreneurs, e27.sg, WhenInManila.com, Manila Talks
As of this writing, the testing and verification environment would be VirtualBox virtual machines with 512MB allocated RAM running Ubuntu 12.10. The following compilation tools and interpreters will be installed on these virtual machines which shall be used by the judges to evaluate the submitted runs:
- C, C++ – gcc 4.7.2
- Java – OpenJDK 7u9
- PHP – CLI 5.4.6
- C#, VB.NET – Mono 18.104.22.168, vbnc 0.0.0.5943
- Ruby – MRI 1.9.3p194
- Python – CPython 2.7.3
Teams will be submitting source code only. They may not use external libraries, and pre-made algorithm implementations are subject to approval from the judges.
We are still preparing the online registration form. In the meantime, you can sign up your team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "C-Cup." Payment details will be given once you have registered your team.
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