What is this?
It's a contest that consists of some typical programming challenges, and other challenges that don’t include any hints and can be quite tricky, so you’ll really have to give your brain a workout! You can choose the programming language or technique you prefer for each challenge. And remember that it’s not a speed competition, so the quality of your solutions, code, and algorithms really matter!
- Registration: from March 11th, 2016, to May 3rd, 2016
- 1st Phase: from April 25th to May 3rd, 2016
- 2nd Phase: May 27th, 2016
How will the winners be decided?
The contest is divided into two phases: the first one will take place online and the second one in our office. The winners of the first phase will be those with the top 30 scores. The score will be computed by taking into account the number of challenges solved and, if there is a tie, the time taken to submit the solution. Some challenges will have a small and a large input, and both will be considered when calculating the score.
The solutions implemented by the top winners will be manually reviewed by Tuenti’s engineers. They will consider automatic metrics along with other factors related to quality: the algorithm chosen, the quality of code, cleanliness... The language chosen won't be considered in the scoring. From this manual review, 10 participants will be choosen to be able to participate in the 2nd phase that will take place in our office, and they will have the opportunity to spend a day working directly with our engineers, participate in workshops and win awesome prizes. They could even end up working at Tuenti!
Winners of the 1st phase will receive a Tuenti prize pack, including an exclusive Tuenti Challenge t-shirt, and some other Tuenti goodies.
The 2nd phase will take place in our Madrid office. They will be invited to a get-together where they will meet our engineers, spend a day working with them, participate in cool workshops and learn how we develop our various products while seeing how we work at Tuenti. Those 10 winners will also receive:
- 1st Prize: iPhone 6S
- 2nd Prize: GoPro Hero 4
- 3rd Prize: Parrot AR. Drone 2.0
- Other finalists: Chromecast
Previous Programming Contests
Take a look at some blog posts and try out previous challenges in the past editions page.