It is time for the 8th edition of Deadline24, an international programming marathon
The finals of the 8th edition of Deadline24, an international team programming marathon, will be held on April 9-10, 2016. Teams of three can register up until February 25. On February 28, 2016 they will be competing in the qualifying round. Deadline24 is an international programming marathon, organized continually since 2009 by Future Processing. The finals consist in the rivalry of the teams of three who tackle algorithmic tasks for 24 hours. The teams can sign up until February 25, 2016. Registration is available on the contest
The marathon is composed of two phases. The qualifying round starts on February 28 at 9:00 AM (CET) sharp. For 5 clock hours the teams will be solving tasks and generating responses assessed by the verification server. This stage of the competition is remote.
Then, the best teams of the qualifying round will meet at the 24-hour finals held on 9-10 April, 2016. Marathon’s venues are always closely related to the industrial character of the Silesia Province. In the previous years, the finals took place in the Guido Historic Coal Mine at 320 meters below ground, in the historic “Ludwik” Mine in Zabrze and in the Contemporary Art Gallery ”Elektrownia” in Czeladź.
“The tasks were difficult but… interesting. Same as the venue”. – said one of the last year’s finalists Mikko Sysikaski [Google] from the Finnish team with a Polish name “Drzewo Licznikowe”. Last year’s edition gathered more than 1000 participants from all over the world. The qualifying round attracted contestants from Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Serbia, Latvia, Slovakia, Russia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Croatia, Great Britain, Belarus,
Hungary, Nigeria, Taiwan and India. Among the participants, there were employees of such companies as Google, Ericsson, Facebook, Microsoft, Bank Zachodni WBK, Wirtualna Polska, Unity Group, InsERT, Nokia and Prezi. Deadline24 is organized by Future Processing, a company engaged in developing high quality software for business and industry. They have been ranked among the top 50 fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe, according to the Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 50” ranking.