Readyforce has teamed up with HackerRank to put on an inter-collegiate coding challenge that will take place over this upcoming Thanksgiving break. This coding challenge will mark the end of Hacker Tour 2012 and with huge prizes and multiple schools competing it is sure to end the tour on an awesome note.
What is it ?
This isn’t your Grandad’s coding challenge folks but rather a bot vs bot challenge modeled after the video game Tron. Students will have unlimited attempts at building the best bot and access to a live leaderboard so they can monitor their status and rank.
The challenge launches Monday 11/19 just in time for Thanksgiving break
The challenge ends Monday 12/3
Where is it?
Sign up for the challenge here: https://www.hackerrank.com/hackertour
Who is in it?
The challenge is open to all college student hackers but there will be 6 primary competing schools.
University of Texas – Austin
University of Colorado – Boulder
What is up for grabs?
1st place- $1,500
2nd place- $500
3rd place- $200
Places 4th through 6th: Romo smartphone robots by Romotive.