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Southern DevCon 2019 Competition!

This competition will be held on site at the Southern DevCon. The competition site is located at https://sodevcon.runcode.ninja . The competition will begin at APR 26 1700 (EST) and run until APR 27 1600 (EST). The top 10 players at the local on-site competition will be able to pick a prize out of our prize list. In order to receive the prize you must compete on-site at the Georgia Cyber Center.

The prizes are:

  • Book Tavern $50 Gift Certificate

  • Book Tavern $50 Gift Certificate

  • Cackalacky Con Ticket Package (2 tickets)

  • Ubiquiti Networks Unifi 802.11ac Dual-Radio PRO Access Point (UAP-AC-PRO-US)

  • Tech RC Mini Drone with 5.8G LCD Screen Real Time Transmitter

  • GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext Gigabit Travel AC Router (Slate)

Good luck in the competition, and if you have any questions feel free to reach out to us on our slack chat server for support (you'll get an email invite to our slack after making an account). If you'd like to practice on some of our previous challenges. Head over to our main website where we have all of our previous challenges available for you to work on(the logins/accounts for the competition site and the main site are separate).

Philosophy

RunCode was created as a means to get individuals and organizations interested in learning to code. The best way to become a better programmer is by, well, programming. We created RunCode as a vehicle to challenge programmers at all experience levels in a fun and competitive fashion. Through gamification (and healthy competition), learning to code can be fun.

So What is RunCode all about?

Learning to code takes time, motivation, and energy (and for many its something that we have to do on the side after hours from school or work). The biggest barrier beyond those three is finding suitable problems or projects that require programming to solve. RunCode provides over 180 language-independent coding challenges with new ones being added periodically by the staff as well as player-donated challenges. Every time you solve a challenge, you earn points based on the estimated difficulty of the problem. The top scoring players earn themselves a spot on the leader board. Succeed or fail, we're all in this together. All submissions are posted to the RunCode game channel in Slack chat so you can share your accomplishments (and trials) with the community.

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