64BIDS Coding Challenge: The rules


The 64BIDS coding challenge has been developed in collaboration with CambridgeSpark and consists of two rounds.   By participating in the challenge you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

Round One
  • Round One will begin on September 1st, 2021 and ends on September 30th, 2021.
  • Shortly before the start of Round One you will receive an email from CambridgeSpark containing information needed to log into the challenge platform.
  • In Round One there are four coding assignments that you will need to complete.
  • Each assignment has a problem statement describing what you need to do, a description of any limitations, along with examples.
  • Once you have read and understood the assignment you can begin the challenge.
  • For each assignment you will need to code the solution using the Java programming language.
  • After coding your solution, you can submit your code. You will receive feedback, and an overall score showing how well your code has solved the problem statement.
  • You can modify and submit your code as many times as you like.
  • Four assignments need to be completed and you will receive an overall score on how well you have done over the four assignments.
  • You can see how well you are doing by viewing the following leaderboard
  • In the spirit of competition you are expected to complete each assignment alone, and not copy solutions from external sources.
  • At the end of Round One the top 256 contestants will progress to Round Two.
  • In the event of a tie in the 256th place we will advance all contestants with the same score forward.


Round Two
  • Round Two will begin on October 1st 2021, and end on October 15th 2021, at 23:59:59(CEST).
  • Shortly before the start of Round Two you will receive an email from CambridgeSpark containing information needed to log into the challenge platform.
  • In Round Two there are four coding assignments that you will need to complete.
  • Each assignment has a problem statement describing what you need to do, a description of any limitations along with examples.
  • Once you have read and understood the assignment, you can begin the challenge.
  • For each assignment you will need to code the solution using the Java programming language.
  • After coding your solution you can submit your code and will receive feedback, and an overall score showing how well your code has solved the problem statement.
  • You can modify and submit your code as many times as you like.
  • Four assignments need to be completed and you will receive an overall score on how well you have done over the four assignments.
  • You can see how well you are doing by viewing the following leaderboard.
  • In the spirit of competition, you are expected to complete each assignment alone, and not copy solutions from external sources.
  • The final results will be based on Round Two only. Round One is a qualification for Round Two.
  • At the end of Round Two, the winners will be chosen, and you will be notified before October 30th, 2021.
  • In the event of a tie, the winners will be ranked by who got to the final score first.

Terms and Conditions



These Terms and Conditions apply to the IMC 64BIDS Coding Challenge conducted by IMC Trading B.V. (for European residents), IMC Chicago LLC (for US residents) and IMC Pacific Pty Ltd (for APAC residents (collectively “IMC). By participating in the IMC 64BIDS Coding Challenge, you expressly agree to these Terms and Conditions detailed below. IMC reserves the right to modify, alter and update the content of these conditions at any time. If you do not agree to the changes, you must cease participating in the IMC 64BIDS Coding Challenge. By continuing to participate, you agree to be bound by the changes.

The IMC 64BIDS coding challenge will be performed in collaboration with Cambridge Spark, Limited, a company in the United Kingdom that facilitates the IMC64BIDS coding challenge platform.

Please refer to the page of the IMC 64BIDS Coding Challenge page for further details applicable to the challenge: https://careers.imc.com/eu/en/64bids-coding-challenge

Participants & Registration
Participation is restricted to persons over the age of 18 and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Staff of IMC or IMC affiliates, staff of competitors of IMC or IMC affiliates and the organizations that contributed to the development of the IMC 64BIDS Coding Challenge are excluded from participation.
Registration will take place through IMC’s website and will close on September 1st, 2021 Any registration post such date shall not be taken into account.
IMC reserves the right to exclude entrants from participation without giving reasons, particularly in the event of failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions.
IMC reserves the right to disqualify a participant if its participation would violate local law or these Terms and Conditions or cause material damage to the reputation of IMC and/or any other party.

Winner
The determination of the winner(s) will be at IMC’s absolute discretion and is beyond any discussion. Participants are ranked according to their scores. In case of a draw, the earliest submission takes precedence

The winner(s) will be announced two weeks after the final round ends. The announcement will take place unanimously by personal email.

Prizes will be sent to the winner(s) within two weeks at their personal address. If a prize is not available for IMC to purchase, IMC will send a prize of equal value. Any prize shall not be exchangeable against a monetary reward. Participants will be responsible for paying all potential taxes on the prizes. In order for a winner who is a US resident to receive a prize, that winner must provide IMC with a valid and completed IRS Form W-9.

Privacy
These Terms and Conditions are subject to applicable privacy regulations. If you register as a participant in the 64BIDS Coding Challenge and provide your personal data, you give consent to IMC to use the information for participation in the 64BIDS Coding Challenge , and to inform you of upcoming IMC events and job openings. If you do not provide us with the relevant personal data, we may not be able to provide you with access to the 64BIDS Coding Challenge.

Please note that you are free to decide if you want to participate in the challenge and that you can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting IMC. For further details about how we handle our personal data reference is made to IMC’s Privacy Policy.

Applicable law and competent court
For participants who are US residents, the 64BIDS Coding Challenge shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois and the courts within the State of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate upon disputes in connection with the challenge.
For participants resident in Europe, this challenge shall be governed by the laws of The Netherlands, and the competent court shall be the courts of Amsterdam.
For participants resident in the APAC region, the applicable laws shall be the laws of New South Wales The courts of New South Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate upon disputes in connection with the challenge.

Liability
IMC assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any consequences of any use or reliance upon the completeness or correctness of the information contained within the 64BIDS Coding Challenge.