Ms.Anjalie Gamage-: 011 754 4114

Algothon

A competition where teams of contestants solve a number of algorithmic programming problems within a fixed time period. Each team member gets their own PC – they could solve multiple problems in parallel or work together on one PC. The team who submits the most amount of correct solutions within the time period wins. In case of a tie, the team who finished sooner would be ranked higher. An online contest judge will handle displaying the problems, timing, accepting solutions, testing, and displaying results. Open book (unrestricted access to any content including full internet). Contestants could carry this training/practice to compete in contests like IEEE-Xtreme, ACM-ICPC, and face programming interviews in companies that adopt the Google-style interview process

Team Size: 1 – 3 members

Eligibility: (SLIIT internal) Only SLIIT students and staff – from all levels
-- Only full-student-teams will be eligible for prizes
-- Staff could join the first or second round (or both) at will

Technologies:

Round 1 (online):

  • Contestants should be previously asked to install required IDE’s compilers etc. and given a test attempt on the online contest judge
Round 2 (in-campus):
  • One PC per team member must be provided, with internet access (to access online judge), and with suitable programming language support (IDEs)
  • An auditorium or large computer lab with a projector screen to display leaderboard


Rules and Regulations:

  • All contestants must comply with the rules and verdict given by the online contest judge. An appointed human judge panel will be called only in cases where the online judge awards a tie.
  • Judges decisions will be final
  • Only full-student-teams will be eligible for prizes
  • Members of the organizing team could participate in the contest but will not be considered in the winners list

Registration Period: Teams should register online at least ONE WEEK prior to the competition date.

Number of Rounds : 2

Initial Round Date End of August
Problem definition Online contest judge will provide a list of problems to solve. There will be a number of very easy problems, a few easy problems, and 1-2 medium level problems.
Selection process The online contest judge will constantly update a leaderboard, with teams sorted by the number of correct solutions submitted
Evaluation criteria 24 teams with the highest leaderboard rankings will be selected for the 2nd and final round, which will be held physically at SLIIT.
Special requirements (Optional)
Duration 3.5h (20min preamble, 3h contest, 10min results)
Venue Online
Final Round Date 1st week of November
Problem definition Online contest judge will provide a list of problems to solve. There will be 1 very easy problem, a number of easy and medium problems, and 1 hard problem.
Selection process The online contest judge will constantly update a leaderboard, with teams sorted by the number of correct solutions submitted
Evaluation criteria The highest ranking team on the leaderboard will be the winner. The three highest ranking all-student-teams will be eligible for prizes
Special requirements (Optional) Would be nice to provide some snacks for contestants – e.g. shorteats, soft-drinks, water, etc.
Duration 6h (30min preamble, 5h contest, 30min contingencies)
Venue 2 labs in SLIIT