"INTELLIGENT MINDS"
Online Programming Contest 20132014
For Epoka University Students
"Intelligent Minds" online Programming Contests are series of competitions aiming to develop and increase programming skills of youngsters.
Objectives of the competition:

help young generations to develop their programming skills

help students to develop instantaneous solutions for problems

develop abilities to work in groups

use acquired skills and knowledge to provide innovative and creative solutions

participate in the future of technology and software industry

contribute Albanian society in computer science

learn new technological skills

test yourself against the other students from the field

make new friends
The contest :
The contest has two phases.
The first phase is organized in groups and prepares the students to the individual phase.
Group Phase:
The contest is organized as a series of competitions for Epoka University students. This group phase aims to prepare students for the individual contest. Students from other institutions can participate to the contest for practicing purposes.

The contest series includes 1 preparatory contest and 3 other contests

Every contest will have 4 questions.

Problems can be solved in C/C++ or Java programming languages.

The contest is for group of 3 or 4 students

Any undergraduate student from any department of Epoka University can participate.

There can be at most 2 or 3 members from the same grade, and at least one member must be from a different grade.

The groups will submit their solutions using the same username. Any user from the group can solve any question.

The teams can participate to the first and second contests online from anywhere. The final contest for finalist candidates will be organized at the university lab.
Online Contester Ranking Calculation

The students are put descending order according to the number of questions solved.

If many students solve the same number of questions, then, they are put in ascending order according to the time spent solving the questions.

Every wrong submission is count 20 minutes time penalty

The ranking after the 3 contests is calculated according to the number of questions solved and the time used (penalty) in all three contests.
Timeline for Online Group Contests

9Nov13, Preparatory contest

14Dec13, The First contest

11Jan14, The Second Contest

1Mar14, The Final Contest
Individual Competition Phase
Epoka university and prospective Epoka Unversity students can participate to the activity. There are 4 contests including an intensive study week.

29Mar14, The First Individual Exam

27 April  3 May Intensive study week

29 April Second Contest

30 April Questions discussion

2 May Third Contest

3 May Questions discussion

10 May14, The Final Individual Exam
Calculating the winner:
There are three contests and a final. Final exam is count in place of two regular exams. Thus, other three exams has 60% effect and the final exam has 40% effect on the result calculation.
When calculating the student ordering: The student who solved the most number of questions in the least time (penalty) takes the first place.
The Contest Site and application:
http://acm.epoka.edu.al:8080
Apply for group contest from here
Apply for individual contest from here.
Prizes:
Group Phase:
Individual Phase: