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DevCon Code Challenge Cup (C-Cup)

Written By Pinoy Tekkie on Martes, Nobyembre 6, 2012 | 8:58 PM

Tekkie Tekkie Muna (Wow! I seem to can't enough of all these coding challenges), DevCon has organized another event for the persistent coders and developers in us.

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 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:
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • VB.NET
The team with the most number of problems solved with the shortest total time wins. The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved including a penalty of 20 minutes for every rejected run for the problem. Victorious teams will receive medals and trophies, with a cash prize of P15,000 (as of this writing) 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.


Rate per Team ProfessionalHigh School Grade SchoolDeadline

Early BirdP500 P360P360 11/16/12

RegularP800 P500P500 11/23/12

Walk-in*P1200 P800P800 11/30/12

*Subject to availability of slots. We will only accommodate 20 teams per category.

C-Cup hopes to help pump prime analytic thinking in today’s youth to mold them into engineers who can become world-class entrepreneurs via DevCon’s Engineer-to-Entrepreneur (E2E) vision.

C-Cup is co-presented by Globe Labs, Accenture and Ideaspace. Smart DevNet is a Platinum Sponsor while Sulit.com.ph is a Titanium Sponsor. Media and Community Partners include WebGeek PH, Orange & Bronze and Mozilla Philippines.

For clarifications/other matters or to register, send an email to mailbox@devcon.ph with the subject "C-Cup."

Developers Connect Philippines, Inc. (DevCon) is a non-stock, non-profit organization which aims to promote the "IT Pinoy Talent" by providing a unique venue for educators and students, professionals and enthusiasts to Sync, Support and Succeed. The organization was incorporated in 2009, and is principally supported by Silicon Valley veteran and Filipino-Chinese serial entrepreneur Winston Damarillo. Some of its activities include Campus Roadshows, Lightning Talks, Birds of a Feather, Hackathons, Geekups and Code Camps. Learn more about DevCon by going to its official site, Facebook page or Twitter.
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