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ING Tech Challenge

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.

The prize  

An exclusive mentoring session or code review session with one of the two reputed IT professionals: Martin Odersky or Venkat Subramaniam. 

The winning team: dejava consisting of Robert Dumitrescu and Ovidiu Negoita won a private 3-hour session with their chosen mentor: 

Martin Odersky

Martin Odersky is a professor at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland), one of the most renowned institutes of technology in the world. He is also a Coursera professor, teaching 3 courses on Scala. Martin has been working on programming languages for most of his career. He now oversees development of Scala as head of the programming group at EPFL.

Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramanian is a friend of ours, discussing functional programming in the ING Tech Hangouts 2019 event. He is a regular speaker at several international conferences and has trained and mentored thousands of software developers across the world. He is a well-recognized person in the software communities and has received JavaOne RockStar award three years in a row.

A sneak peek of our Tech Challenge: teams playing Battleships.

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