A look back at BattleDev: the unmissable online code competition

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17 students from Télécom Saint-Étienne took part in the 16th edition of “BattleDev”, the biggest programming competition in France.

Nearly 5,000 student developers from 160 schools in France competed against each other from 8 pm to 10 pm on Thursday 26 November, with a focus on algorithmic questions. The objective was to solve as quickly as possible the 6 programming exercises proposed and to pass the associated unit tests, in the language of their choice, among the 12 possible: Python, C, C++, C#, Java, Php, Go, Kotlin, Swift, NodeJs, Scala and Ruby.

Our highly motivated students were able to solve the following scenario: “For one evening, you play the role of one of the greatest investigative journalists of the 21st century. Your new investigation: Find and dismantle a powerful network behind a wave of fake news that seeks to destabilise the upcoming elections in Russia”.

Find the full results here

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