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Byte Club

Events

Here are the events we have for you.

Click on them to expand the boxes and see the rules.

Creative Combat Creative Open

Design, develop, describe a web-based application.

  • Teams per institution: max 1
  • Members per team: 3

Rules

  • Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Usage of templates will be highly criticized. You must declare the source of each font, framework, library, or any other downloaded package that your website depends on but was not developed by you.
  • The front end of your application must utilize current versions of web-development languages. For the current version, see:  w3.org

Preliminary Round

  • The prompt will be revealed on Jul 12 2018, 00:00:00 IST at our Facebook page and  byteclub.in/byte_it/creative_prelim
  • Creators of the top 6 submissions will be invited to compete in the final round.

Onsite Round

  • You may use anything from plain, old code comments to a promotional video for presenting your application. Bring your own devices if you need to.
  • Further details will be revealed after the announcement of results of the preliminary round
Hack Overflow Programming Open

Code. Compile. Conquer.

  • Teams per institution: max 2
  • Members per team: 2
  • Programming Environment

    • Permitted languages: C, C++, C#, Java, Objective C, Javascript, Python, Ruby, PHP, Lua, ERLANG, Go, Clojure, R, Swift. For more details, visit  hackerrank.com/environment

    Preliminary Round

    • The contest will be held from Jul 19 2018, 16:00:00 IST to Jul 15 2018, 18:59:59 IST.
    • Further details will be announced on Jul 12 2018, 00:00:00 IST at our Facebook page and  byteclub.in/byte_it/programming_prelim
    • Top programmers will be invited to compete in the final round.

    Final Round

    • Each team will be provided with 1 computer which will have at least the following software installed: Sublime Text 3, Code::Blocks, GCC, and a web browser. You may also use Hackerrank’s in-built IDE.
    Geek-o-pedia Quiz OPEN

    Are you the Quiz-Pro-Duo?

  • Teams per institution: max 1
  • Members per team: 2
  • Rounds

    • There will be two, on-the-spot rounds: Written round,On-stage round. Top quizzers from Round 1 will battle it out in Round 2..
    Sumo-Warfare Robotics OPEN

    Brawn over Brains.

  • Teams per institution: max 1
  • Members per team: 2
  • Task

    • Create a fighter robot. Your robot may simply rely on its momentum to defeat its opponents or may even be equipped with weapons.
    • The robots will battle in an area on the floor enclosed by a marked boundary, henceforth referred to as “arena”.
    • Your robot will be declared defeated on any of the following events:
      • Any part of the robot touching the ground, such as a wheel, comes out of the arena. In case of a robot that does not touch the ground at all, its entire projection on the ground will be considered touching the ground.
      • Your robot is unable to locomote, even when instructed to do so by the referee.
      • The robot raises a pre-decided white flag, or its human operator explicitly speaks a pre-decided safe word, such as Mercy!.

    Restrictions

    • Your robot must be your own creation. However, off-the-shelf parts, such as motors, micro-controllers, and sensors are permitted for obvious reasons. The design must be your own, and you must be able to justify it as your own creation.
    • Use only melee weapons. If you want to use a ranged weapon, it can not have a range of more than 25 centimetres. The weapons may only do bludgeoning, piercing, slashing, or psychic damage. Acid, cold, fire, force, lightning, necrotic, poison, radiant, or thunder damage is not permitted. For clarification see :  Dungeons and dragons damage and healing
    • Your robot must strictly obey Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics:
      • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
      • A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
      • A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
    • The dimensions of the robot at the start of each round is restricted to the following:
      • Length and breadth should be under 50cm.
      • Height should be lesser than that of the human operator.
    • The human operator may simply switch on a fully-autonomous robot when the round starts, or continuously transmit instructions to a partially autonomous robot using a controller during the round. The operator will not be permitted to enter the arena, and hence, the controller must connected to the robot either wirelessly or using a cable you deem long enough.
    Counterfeit Realms Game Development OPEN

    Develop an interactive game based on an original idea; no counterfeits.

  • Teams per institution: max 1
  • Members per team: 2
  • Prompt

    Preliminary Round

    • Submit a short video in which you outline the basic idea behind your game, describe its mechanics, show a little preview, and talk about the development process.

    Final Round

    • Present your game to a panel of judges. Bring your own devices to run the game. Be prepared for cross questioning.
    404 Surprise Open

    Riddle me bit, riddle me byte.

    Preliminary Round

    • Cryptic questions in an online, capture-the-flag format.
    • The contest will be held from Jul 20 2018, 00:00:00 IST to Jul 21 2018, 23:59:59 IST.
    • Login details will be emailed to you by Jul 18 2018, 23:59:59 IST. Contact us immediately if you don't receive the email.
    • Gather all the help you need.

    Onsite Round

    • Teams per institution: max 1
    • Members per team: 2
    • Surprise, surprise!