Find below the rules and guidelines applied for 2022’s edition of the HP CodeWars.
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- This year and due to the current pandemic situation, the HP CodeWars 2022 won’t be held at HP facilities to ensure the safety of all participants.
- The event will be held virtually through a Zoom webinar. The coding contest will be performed using an internal HP platform. Links and details will be provided in advanced for the registered teams.
- To ensure the best experience for the students, it is recommended that each school provides a space (classroom, library) for them to participate.
- In case it is not possible to provide a space for the teams, each team will be allowed to connect from home.
- The HP CodeWars is open to students in 3rd ESO, 4th ESO, Bachillerato or FP (CFGM). Always students born after 2004 (included).
- A team sponsor must be a representative from the school, preferably a teacher.
- You can register up to 3 teams per school. Please note this year the maximum of teams participating will be limited and you should register teams in order of preference.
- HP reserves the right to disqualify a student/team in case they do not meet the eligibility criteria.
- Each team/school is responsible to have their own computer and Internet connection. We recommend having a second PC as backup.
- PCs must have an internet browser.
- Some school laptops have security lockdowns that prevent wireless configuration, so please verify this before the event.
Development software allowed for competition:
- Java. Suggest Java 7u51, though any recent version should be fine.
- Python 3. You will need a Python interpreter installed locally in your computer.
- C/C++. You need an ANSI-compatible C/C++ compiler that can create a self-contained Windows command-line executable.
- Teams must be composed by three students.
- Teams need to solve around 30 problems in 3 hours.
- Each problem carries a point value. Values increase as problems get more difficult.
- The goal is to collect as many points as possible within the stipulated time (3 hours). At the end of the event, the team with more points is the winner!
- The HP CodeWars judges might contact random teams to interview them and check the coding solutions.
- Final classification will be validated by the HP CodeWars jury.
Competition Rules / Guidelines
- The judges' rulings are final.
- All solutions must programmatically determine the results. In other words, your solution cannot just print out a solution to a problem that you determined by hand. The judges will be using some different data sets for your programs at the judging table.
- Your team will have several problems to choose. You might not be able to solve them all, so we recommend studying them and choose your problems wisely.
- Each team will receive a unique team login and password for the competition.
- The participant will have to set-up in the competition system using the provided username and password.
- There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make to solve a given problem. However, note that in the case of a tie score, the winners will be determined by the fewest incorrect submissions.
- Any necessary corrections to contest problems will be displayed to all competitors in the contest platform provided by HP.
- It is advised the Team sponsors (teachers) help their students with the set up before the event, but once the competition starts leave the team by themselves.
- Additional rules, modifications, and more details will be available to you in advanced the days before the event.
- Kindly note that all the students must be punctual to setup their computers so that the contest begins on time.