For those who are interested or following the IDT Programming challenge for High School and College students, this post presents some of the

contest rules. In the interest of providing a fair and competitive environment for all participants, the following rules have designed and set into place by the judging body.

The judges are made up of IDT employees who are currently systems or software engineers, working on automated software testing projects.

The scoring is comprised of 10 categories, whereby each category has a maximum of 10 points. Teams are comprised of 2-3 students (multiple teams per school is encouraged).

Scoring Breakdown:

  1. Correctness
  2. Usability
  3. Maintainability
  4. Performance
  5. Elegance
  6. Delivery
  7. Documentation
  8. Build Environment
  9. User Interface
  10. Presentation

Winter 2014 Contest Rules

  1. Students must work in groups of two or three.
  2. Groups must be approved by their coordinating instructor.
  3. The official contest problem will be revealed on this site on 12/16/13.
  4. All submissions are due by midnight on 2/1/14.
  5. Your submission should be your solution, not the solution of your parents, instructor, or a programmer for hire.
  6. The use of third party software in your solution is encouraged, as long as the source of the software is cited.
  7. Each team must register through this site to be officially recognized as participants.
  8. A forum will be provided on this site for groups to exchange ideas about common problems.
  9. The submission format should be a .zip file of all of the elements of your solution including documentation and code.
  10. Specific details of the submission will be provided in the contest problem.
  11. The winning team will be revealed at the submissions presentation day on 2/22/14 at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA.

The problem is released on 12/16/13, so if you are a student and are interested, please register now!