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Codefest Algothon 2020

A challenging competition introduced to SLIIT CODEFEST for the first time. This competition consists of 02 rounds where teams of contestants solve a number of algorithmic programming problems within a fixed time period. Team members could solve multiple problems in parallel or work together. 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).

Team Size: 1 – 3 members

Eligibility: SLIIT internal - Only SLIIT students from all levels

Number of Rounds : 2

Round 1 (online):

  • Contestants should install required software to do algorithmic programming problems and are given a test attempt on the online contest judge.
Round 2 (at SLIIT-Malabe premises):
  • For the second round, team members should bring their own laptop(s) with the required software installed to do algorithmic programming problems as they wish.
  • An auditorium or a hall 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
  • Rules and guidelines document will be provided after registration.

Registration Period: Registrations are now opened! Deadline: On or Before 5.00pm on Saturday, 23rd January 2021

Initial Round Date 24th January 2021
Problem definition Online contest judge will provide a list of problems to solve. Problems will be easy to medium in nature.
Selection process The online contest judge will constantly update a leaderboard, with teams sorted by the number of correct solutions submitted
Evaluation criteria 20 teams with the highest leaderboard rankings will be selected for the 2nd (final) round, which will be held physically at SLIIT.
Duration 3.5h (30min preamble, 3h contest)
Venue Online
Second (Final) Round Date Sunday, 14th February 2021 at 9.00am
Problem definition Online contest judge will provide a list of problems to solve. Problems will be medium to hard in nature
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.
Duration 4 hours: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Venue SLIIT Malabe Premises