The challenge was an online game where developers in teams of 2 showcased their skills until mission completed. Multiple teams played at the same time and each team had to develop a bot or a client that followed the game’s algorithm and rules. The rules and documentation were revealed to the teams before the challenge started. Battleships is the name of the game!
As the game required JVM skills, the challenge was open to professionals with at least 3 years proven experience in JVM languages (think Java, Scala, Kotlin etc.).
Participants played for fun and played to win, so each team was scored based on the efficiency of the code they wrote (translated into points won in each round) and they were also graded by ING Tech Romania’s team upon reviewing the code.