Virtual Coding Competition

Use your coding skills to win up to $1,000 in a Develop Ogden virtual coding competition, sponsored by Kadince.

When and Where

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 8:30 PM MDT
  • We'll join in a Zoom Meeting for audio and video
  • The actual competition will take place in a web-based coding platform

Prizes and Competition Levels

  • $1,000 - Senior (5+ years of professional programming experience)
  • $500 - Junior (Under 5 years of professional programming experience)
  • $250 - Student (Studying to become a programmer, with no professional experience)

Participants may compete for a bigger prize at a higher competition level, but cannot drop to a lower competition level. There will be up to one winner per competition level. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a current resident of the state of Utah or currently attending a Utah school
  • Meet the criteria of one of the competition levels
  • Complete the entry form by 5 PM MDT on May 28, 2020
Competition Format

Participants will have up to 60 minutes from the time the competition starts to answer up to 10 web-based coding questions. These questions will consist of algorithm and database type questions ranging in difficulty.

Participants are allowed to use official documentation for the coding language or database engine of their choice. No other resources may be used (e.g., Stack Overflow, Reddit, etc.). Participants will be disqualified from the competition if caught using other resources. It is easy to win a competition by cheating, but harder to cheat your way through a career and life, so do not start now.

The following languages may be used for algorithm type questions (C, C++, Clojure, C#, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, Javascript, Julia, Kotlin, Lua, Objective-C, PHP, Pascal, Perl, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala, Swift, VB.NET) and the following database engines may be used for the database type questions (MySQL, Oracle, and MS SQL).

Each completed or partially completed question will receive a point value according to the quality of the answer as determined by the competition platform scoring engine.

Within 60 minutes after the end of the competition Develop Ogden will contact the participants in each competition level with the highest score using the email provided when completing the entry form. Those contacted will have 15 minutes after Develop Ogden sends the email to respond to the request to verify if they meet the eligibility requirements. If verification is not received in that timeframe, the participant with the next highest score in the competition level will go through the verification process with the same time parameters.

In the event of a tie, the participant who completed the competition first in that competition level will be deemed the winner. In the event that two participants completed the competition at the exact same time with the exact same number of points, Develop Ogden will review the code of the participants who tied and determine which participant followed proper coding principles, at the sole discretion of the judges selected by Develop Ogden.

Prize money will be mailed to the winning participant(s) along with the applicable tax documentation. Prize money may be taxable. Winners should consult a tax advisor. Prize money may take up to 30 days to arrive.

Competition Terms

No purchase or business relationship with Develop Ogden or any of the sponsors of this contest is necessary to participate. By entering this contest, you understand and agree that Develop Ogden, anyone acting on Develop Ogden’s behalf, and Develop Ogden’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, you represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, you will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Develop Ogden. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, you shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Develop Ogden from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Develop Ogden may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

Develop Ogden Contact Information

2485 Grant Avenue, Suite 300, Ogden, UT 84401
(385) 350-3170
questions@developogden.org