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Java Code Challenge – DevCon Summit 2013 Edition

1 December 2013


Java Code Challenge – DevCon Summit 2013 Edition is a one hour programming competition that aims to spur critical thinking and highlight problem solving strategies under pressure. This edition of JCC is exclusive to DevCon Summit 2013 #MobileDevNBeyond student participants. Winners will win 2 Java Training sponsored by Orange and Bronze, Inc. worth PHP 20,000 each.



Team Composition

– The team must consist of two (2) STUDENTS
– Each member is encouraged but not required to have registered and attended DevCon Summit 2013 #MobileDevNBeyond (November 30)
– Only 15 teams will be accommodated.


Send an email to events@devcon.ph with the details below. Once you'll receive a confirmation email from DevCon, your slot is confirmed.

Subject: JCC – DevCon Summit 2013 Edition Registration – <Team Name>


– Team Name:
– Member 1 Name:
– Member 1 Email Address and Contact Number:
– Member 1 Course, Year, School

– Member 2 Name:
– Member 2 Email Address and Contact Number:
– Member 2 Course, Year, School


Java only.

Requirements per Team:

– One (1) laptop only (with wifi capability and the latest version of Chrome or Firefox) to be shared among the team. Laptop may have JDK 7 and your choice of IDE installed for local testing.
– Books, notes on Java and algorithms – internet access is forbidden
– Pens/Pencils and Scratch papers

Competition Procedure:

Teams will be given one hour to solve problems. Each team will be provided with a set of 10 problems. Solutions must be submitted through the automated system provided. The team who solves the most problems in the shortest amount of time wins.

Any team caught cheating or doing other malicious activity will be disqualified. Consult first with the organizers before doing anything that may be seen as cheating.


Problems will test the teams' knowledge of basic Java concepts (e.g. variables, operations, control structures, strings, arrays), the Java Collections Framework, and undergraduate level algorithms (e.g. Number Theory, Array/Tree/Set/Graph algorithms).


– 2 Java Training Coupons for December 2-6, 2013 worth PHP 20,000 each sponsored by Orange and Bronze Software Labs
– 2 StackOverflow Shirts

– 2 DevCon Shirts
– 2 StackExchange Laptop Bags
– 2 Copies of Joel Spolky's Smart and Gets Things Done Paperback Book
– 2 StackExchange 2GB USBs