CodeFest 2010

Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) in cooperation with the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) and Bluepoint Foundation will hold CodeFest 2010 on September 18 at the Faura Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

CodeFest 2010 is open to registered members of who are senior high school students or college undergraduates and are proficient in any of the following programming languages:

C | C++ | Java | Perl | PHP | Python | Ruby

Interested parties must email an endorsement letter (PDF) from their respective schools to sfd at before September 10, 2010. Only 30 players will be accommodated, maximum of 5 contestants per school.

Contest duration is 1.5 hours. Players must try to solve a series of problems within the given time. Code is evaluated using the PC^2 software that follows the ACM rules for scoring. It ranks players according to the number of programming problems solved correctly. The player who solves most or all problems properly and with the least time penalties will be the declared as champion. In case of a tie, the player who has the lesser amount of time penalties wins. More about PC^2 usage will be discussed before the contest begins.

CodeFest 2010 will be held at the Ateneo de Manila University (Faura Hall) from 1PM to 3PM on September 18 during the Software Freedom Day 2010 celebration.