IT Student Challenge Germany 2019 by ThoughtWorks

IT Student Challenge Germany Toughtworks
IT Student Challenge Germany 2019 by ThoughtWorks

The IT Student of the Year Challenge Germany is a Challenge designed to inspire creative and dynamic computer science Students & young Professionals located in Germany.

The first round is played online and open during 6 weeks. Registration is free and open during the entire duration of the Challenge.


Members of the jury & Generous Contributors of this challenge:

Jens Albrecht
Professor at TH Nuernberg
David Bermbach
Assistant Professor at TU Berlin
Stefan Edlich
Dietmar Fey
Stephan Krusche
Postdoctoral Researcher at Technical University of Munich
Holger Morgenstern
Dean Faculty of Computer Science at Albstadt-Sigmaringen University
Axel Ngonga
Full Professor of Data Science at University of Paderborn
Sebastian Rudolph
Professor for Computational Logic at TU Dresden
Stefan Schlechtweg-Dorendorf
Professor at Hochschule Anhalt
Johannes Schöning
Lichtenberg Professor and Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at University of Bremen
Terms and Conditions: 

Scores calculation and Jokers:

You will have 15 minutes to give the correct answer to 21 questions. The questions will be multiple-choice (never more than 4 choices maximum) with one good answers

  • A good answer gives you 1 point
  • A wrong answer results in a score of (-1)
  • When you skip a question, you win nor lose points.

The total score will be the cumulative score of all questions answered within the set timeframe of 15 minutes.

The contest allows the usage of three ‘jokers’:

  • The "50/50", forcing the on-line test to take out half of the possible answers to a question,
  • The "Ask the challengers", where the percentage of the other challengers choosing each answer is displayed to you and
  • The "Bonus question / Ask a friend", in which the challenger sends a bonus question (after the regular 15 minutes) to a friend during the 6-week Challenge, after which the friend provides input and the score is adapted accordingly.

Results, Data privacy & Information Sharing

After you complete the Challenge, you will see your result for the Challenge immediately, but not the answers. The details of your score and your ranking will be released in your userboard at the end of the Challenge so that the answers cannot be shared among players during the Challenge.

The Challenge runs on a secure platform managed by EDITx. The following personal data about the participants will be collected by EDITx: first name, last name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and Linkedin profile (if present). Personal data are used for the following purposes:

  • To monitor the correct competition process
  • To analyse and optimise EDITx
  • To set up the statboard & leaderboard at the end of the Challenge

EDITx Regulation and general conditions

Cookies, intellectual property, data privacy, responsibility, applicable law and court jurisdiction: for more information, see Challenge terms, Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Hosted by:
From 30/09/2019 to 15/11/2019
Time to complete:
Maximum 900 seconds
Number of questions:
Bonus available:
  • 50-50
  • Ask the challengers
  • Ask a friend
First prize:
  • 1st prize: Apple Watch
  • 2nd prize: 100 EUR Amazon voucher
  • 3rd prize: 50 EUR Amazon voucher
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