Good-to-know-facts, FAQs, Agenda, about CCC
Catalysts has been expanding Europe’s biggest Coding Contest to a worldwide level since last year. On
April 3rd 2020, coders from all over the world will compete at the 33rd CCC.
Wanna know more?
This is how it all started- 11 years of the CCC
April 2018 - Infographic
2017 - Infographics
The 29th CCC
The 30th CCC
The 32nd CCC
Here are some good-to-know facts:
- Precondition: register here!
- Every CCC has a unique game, that all participants are solving at the same time.
- The classic CCC has a duration of 4 hours and school CCC of 2 hours
- You can compete alone or in a team (up to 3 participants at the classic CCC and 5 at the School CCC)
- Not sure about your teammates? You can also register as an individual and later form a team ;)
- All programming languages are allowed
- Try out training games here
- Where can we ask questions?
The best way is to go through this doc and then if you still have questions contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will publish all questions and answers here. During the contest, we’ll answer your questions via gitter.
- Is the access to the internet possible?
We will provide internet access at each location, but you have to stick to the fair use policy (pages like Stackoverflow etc. are allowed, streaming and excessive downloading of content is forbidden).
- According to the Source-Code-Upload: In case I can solve a level in Excel or on Paper—What should I upload?
The upload is an option, not a must have! In case you don’t have source-code to upload you can’t cash the bonus time.
- Under time pressure my source code isn’t well structured and I tend to skip the comments—is that alright?
We don’t expect a polished source code. But it’s interesting though from a scientist’s point of view how the best solutions were developed.
- In case my programming language has changed since the registration, what’s to do?
Nothing, it’s fine.
- How to invite people to join my team? How to change my "lone wolf" registration to a team registration?
You can manage your team members under “my registrations” (after login).
- In case I commit all values of the test-cases in level x at once, and they are all wrong, because of a mistake in my code. Is EVERY value counted as a failed test OR is it counted as ONE failed test?
Usually, we count every failed test (in that particular case every value). Therefore, it can be wise to commit not all results at once. Remember for every failed test (value) you get a penalty minute!
- Preparations at the CCC location will take about 30-45 min. Please, take care to be in time.
- Bring your laptop, please. Careful - only one computer can be used for coding the game. The others might take their computers just for research purposes.
- Registration of participants at the CCC location. Registration is possible until the start of the contest. But be careful - limited seats available! Participate alone or in a team of max 3 people for Classic and 5 for School.
- Setting up access to the local network
- Start of the CCC (check your local timezone)
- Download of relevant files (further information at the CCC)
- Double check of all technical preparations
- End of the CCC (Classic CCC lasts for 4 hours and School CCC for 2 hours)
- Score summary and presentation ceremony
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