9th edition of Deadline24, an international programming marathon

The finals of the 9th edition of Deadline24, an international team programming marathon, will be held on April 22-23, 2017. One more time, the best teams from all over the world will face each other on the virtual arena. Teams of three can register up until March 9. On March 12, 2017 they will be competing in the qualifying round.

Deadline24 is a programming marathon, organized continually since 2009 by Future Processing. Currently, it is an international competition and year by year it becomes more and more popular.

During the contest, the teams of three tackle algorithmic problems for 24 hours. Everyone can demonstrate knowledge, skills, creativity and perseverance.

The teams can sign up until March 9, 2017. Registration is available on the contest website

The marathon is composed of two phases. The qualifying round starts on March 12. 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 April 22-23, 2017.

Marathon’s venues are always closely related to the industrial character of the Silesia Province. Last year, the final challenge took place in Muzeum Śląskie in Katowice, four stories underground. In the previous years, the participants visited also Contemporary Art Gallery ”Elektrownia” in Czeladź and Guido Historic Coal Mine in Zabrze.

Last year’s edition gathered almost 1500 participants from all over the world. The qualifying round attracted contestants from Poland, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Great Britain, Croatia, Spain, Finland, Estonia, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Brazil, Bangladesh and India. Among the finalists there were employees of such companies as Google, Oracle and Yandex.

Deadline24 is organized by Future Processing, a company engaged in the global software market since 2000. Today it consists of more than 700 employees delivering high-quality systems for worldwide clients operating in different market sectors. Specialists from Future Processing have knowledge and experience in various fields and industries, such as healthcare, smart city, property management and environmental protection.

A key factor behind the company’s success is the people. They share their passion and knowledge with others during different events organized by Future Processing. Besides the Deadline24 marathon, there are also Quality Excites and Future Dev Day conferences and a project dedicated to students – DPTO.

Bartosz Wilk – who has written posts on Spoj BLOG.

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