Hackers + Prizes + Pizza: Back2School CodeSprint Recap
Our challenges are not to be taken lightly. Each challenge was given a predetermined score that increased by level of difficulty. Our first and easiest challenge, Fibonacci Modified, was worth 20 points and our toughest challenge, Xor Subsequence, was worth 100 points. A perfect score equaled 420 points and only 1% of students achieved that. This 1% consisted of 8 students from Princeton, Cornell, University of Washington, UCLA, Union College, MIT, and UCSD. Total time to complete all 7 challenges was used as the tie breaker. In this case, Princeton ranked first and Cornell placing in second and third. Shoutout to Tony Wang, a junior from Aragon High School (San Mateo, CA), who ranked #10 with 406 points. Check out the leaderboard showcasing our top 10 HackerRankers. Overall almost 2,000 solutions were submitted with over 100,000 lines of code!
Congrats to our HackerRank champions!
We rewarded our winners with prizes – a quadcopter, an electric scooter, a gopro, a few sonos players, and lots of t-shirts. Everyone who attempted a challenge was awarded $50 Amazon web services credits. Also, top rankers were given the opportunity to connect with our 10 sponsors; Sonos, WalmartLabs, RocketFuel, Palantir and Mozilla to name a few.
Here’s a playback of some live-tweeting from the event:
We also asked students to take part in our #hackerrank photo challenge. Here’s a snapshot of our favorite photos tweeted throughout the event.
Thanks to everyone who participated and a shoutout to our ambassadors for championing this event on their campuses. In their own words, here’s what our students had to say about the competition.
You can review challenges and editorials explaining how to solve the challenges from the contest page. Click into any of the 7 challenges to access the challenge specific leaderboard, discussions and editorials.
We host competitions regularly. Check out what’s happening on HackerRank to continually unleash your inner hacker.
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