The IT Student of the Year Challenge Germany is an online competition designed to inspire creative and dynamic computer science Students & young Professionals located in Germany.
The challenge is played online and open for a period of 6 weeks. Registration is free and open during the entire duration of the Challenge.
The participants have 15 minutes to give the correct answer(s) to 18 questions. The questions are multiple-choice with one or several correct answers.
Score Calculation and Jokers:
You will have 15 minutes to give the correct answer to as many questions as you manage to (up to 18). The questions are multiple-choice with one or several correct answers. The online test contains questions with three levels of difficulty: Low, Medium and High with an associated score of 1, 2 or 3 points if answered correctly. The total score will be the cumulative score of the correct answers. A wrong answer always gives the same result (-1). When you pass on a question, you don’t win or lose points. The repartition of the difficulty level is the same for every participant. Participants can answer to a maximum of 18 questions in 15 minutes. Timing plays a role when participants have the same score.
The details of your score will be revealed privately to you at the end of the challenge.
The Name and First name of the best 25 participants will be published. The remaining participants will have the opportunity to access their ranking and score in their private leaderboard directly. They will not know the ranking and scores of the other participants
The contest allows the usage of two ‘Jokers’:
- The "50/50", in which the computer eliminates half of the incorrect answers
- The "Ask the Challengers," in which the percentage of the challengers who chose each specific answer is displayed to you.
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Results, Data Privacy & Information Sharing
After completing the Challenge, you will see your result immediately, but you will not be given the correct answer(s). At the end of the Challenge, the details of your score and your ranking will be seen in your user
board to prevent the players from sharing correct answers during the Challenge.
The Challenge runs on a secure platform managed by EDITx. EDITx will collect the following personal data of the participants: first name, last name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and LinkedIn profile (if applicable). Personal data is used for the following purposes:
- To monitor the correct competition process
- To analyse and optimise EDITx
- To set up the stat board & leaderboard at the end of the Challenge
ThoughtWorks will use the contact details of the participants for the following purposes:
- To deliver the prizes to the best participants
- To share the results of the challenge and ask for testimonials from some participants
- To inform the participants about internships or job opportunities at ThoughtWorks