Python Challenge 2018 by Cisco and Dimension Data

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Timeframe:
From 26/02/2018 to 06/04/2018

Challenge closed !

Time to complete:
Maximum 900 seconds
Number of questions:
30
Bonus available:
  • 50-50
  • Ask the challengers
  • Ask a friend
First prizes:
  • 1st Pro: Full main conference pass for Cisco Live Barcelona 2019 + an Entreprise Meraki stack (including wireless, switching & security) with a special enablement 1 day training at Cisco Brussels focusing on solutions integration
  • 2nd Pro: Entreprise Meraki stack (including wireless, switching & security) with a special enablement 1 day training at Cisco Brussels focusing on solutions integration & development (API, etc)
  • 3rd Pro: Entreprise Meraki stack (including wireless, switching & security) with a special enablement 1 day training at Cisco Brussels focusing on solutions integration & development (API, etc)
  • 1st Student: explorer conference pass for Cisco Live Barcelona 2019 (Access to DevNet zone, keynotes & World of Solutions) + an Entreprise Meraki stack (including wireless, switching & security) with a special enablement 1
  • 2nd Student: Entreprise Meraki stack (including wireless, switching & security) with a special enablement 1 day training at Cisco Brussels focusing on solutions integration & development (API, etc)
  • 3rd Student: Entreprise Meraki stack (including wireless, switching & security) with a special enablement 1 day training at Cisco Brussels focusing on solutions integration & development (API, etc)
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Python Challenge 2018 by Cisco and Dimension Data
Description: 

You are aware of the potential of Python. But do you have the guts to test your developer skills?
Take the Python challenge and show the world of developers what you are made of!

For whatever reasons you do it, the fame or the great prizes, you can practice and compete online from the 26 of February until the 6 of April.

Simply create an account and register.

And the finals, only open to the best, will take place on the 18 of April at the Cisco offices in Diegem.

Rules of the Challenge

The Python Challenge is organised by Cisco, Dimension Data and the ECAM School of Engineering.

Everyone can participate but only belgian residents over 18 years old are eligible to take part at the finals and win the prizes. One registration per person is authorized. The participant can only compete in his own name and not for someone else. Personal information of the participant may be checked through different sources. Personal information must be accurate. Inaccurate or false information given by the participant will invalid the registration or entail the loss of the Prize.

You will have 15 minutes to give the correct answer to as many questions as you can (up to 30). The questions are multiple-choice with one or several correct answers.

The quiz allows the usage of three ‘jokers’: the "50/50", forcing the on-line test to take out half of the answers, the "Ask the challengers", whereby the percentage of the challengers choosing each answer is displayed to you and the "bonus question / Ask a friend", in which the challenger sends a bonus question to one friend during the challenge, after which the friend provides input and the score is adapted accordingly.

The score & level of the questions:

The on-line test contains questions with one level of difficulty: Medium with an associated score of 2 points, if answered correctly. The total score will be the cumulative score of the questions. A wrong answer always gives the same score (-1). When you pass on a question, you don’t win or lose points.

Members of the jury & Generous Contributors of this challenge:

Danny Adair
Senior software engineer at Catalyst IT Limited
Ricardo Bánffy
Founding Member, Evangelist at Python Association Brazil & Senior Devops Engineer at PTC
Flávio Codeço Coelho
Professor of Applied Mathematics at Fundação Getulio Vargas
Sébastien Combéfis
Lecturer at ECAM
James Davenport
Hebron & Medlock Professor of Information Technology at University of Bath
Philippe Dekimpe
Enseignant et responsable R&D, Chef de département électronique - informatique at ECAM
Stijn Dubrul
Senior Test Development Engineer at Cisco
Franck Ebel
Responsable licence professionnelle "ethical hacking" , Enseignant at University of Valenciennes
Ludovic Gasc
Member of Director Committee at AFPy, Organizer at AFPyro-Be & Lead Architect Developer at ALLOcloud
Hugo Herter
Co-Organizer Meetup Python Brussels & Data Engineering Consultant at OKESO
Jakub Krajniak
Python programmer at AppTension
David Litvak Bruno
Ruby & Python Developer Evangelist at Contentful
André Lorge
Enseignant at ECAM
Quentin Lurkin
Lecturer at ECAM
Brecht Machiels
Software/Hardware Consultant & Founder at Opqode
Grigory Petrov
Technology Evangelist at Voximplant
Jonathan Slenders
Python Expert at Cisco
Kevin Van Wilder
Head of IT at Venture Spirit
Stéphane Wirtel
EuroPython Society & Python Software Foundation Member & Odoo Consultant at Haulogy
Sébastien d'Oreye
Guillaume de Moffarts
in Computer Science Engineering at ECAM
Terms and Conditions: 

What will be displayed at the end of the challenge ?

Your score and the private leaderboard will be released at the end of the challenge and only visible to you. We are showing the detail of scores to all players at the end of the Challenge, so that the questions can't be shared among players during the Challenge..

If you are in the TOP 100 participants

If you rank among the top 100 participants, your name, first name and score will be posted on the leaderboard and visible to all the challengers. The top 10 participants of each category (IT student and IT Pro) will be invited for the finals. The finals will take place at the Headquarter of Cisco in Brussels.

Data privacy

In the context of this competition, the following personal data about the participants will be collected and processed: name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and possibly Linkedin profile. The organizers’ servers will automatically save specific data such as: adress, date and time. Personal data are collected and processed for the following uses:

  • To enable and oversee the correct competition process
  • To analyze and optimize EDITx
  • To set up the Statboard & Leaderboard at the end of the challenge

EDITx shares the personal information (Last Name, First Name, Mobile and Email) of the participants with and only with the Owner of the challenge (Cisco, Dimension Data & ECAM) and with any governmental agency or Authority (in Belgium, Luxembourg or Nederland) or authority at their request (in case of irregularities).

Disqualification

Any of the following reasons will justify a disqualification even if we feel sorry for that.

  • Communicating and/or publishing any kind of data, questions or solutions in liaison with the challenge, and sharing directly or indirectly this information with any other contestant before the challenge has been closed
  • Attempting to damage the website or taking action that may have a negative impact on the normal process/operating procedure of the challenge. Incidentally this may also be considered as a legal violation and the Organizer reserves the right to initiate a legal procedure and claim damages before the Court
  • Taking any action in violation of the copyrights/IP that belong to the Authors of the questions (Professors of the ECAM Engineering School & EDITx IT Educators Community)
  • Having multiple profiles while participating to the challenge

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