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INTRODUCTION

I’m the Best Coder! Challenge 2019 aims to discover the most accurate and most efficient coder.

Through this competition, we aim to:

  • Equip students and professionals with essential data analytics skills and expertise to prepare them for the new digital economy
  • Bring the tech community closer through problem solving and knowledge sharing together
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to work on real dataset and challenges in the internet industry

About the competition

I’m the Best Coder! Challenge 2019 is a one-day data analytics competition, open to all students and professionals.

The competition consists of 2 rounds of data analysis problems designed by Shopee tech teams. Participants must analyse the dataset, draw insightful conclusions and solve the problems in a specified amount of time.

Not only will participants get a chance to code to generate insights that solve real industry problems, this competition will also provide them with an opportunity to test their coding skills and understand the importance of data analytics skills required in Shopee.

Categories

Prizes

The Top 3 teams from each category will win attractive cash prizes!

Timeline

22 Jul 2019
Registration Opens
15 Sep 2019
Registration Closes
Mid-Sep to Oct 2019
Series of Training Bootcamps
20 Oct 2019
Challenge Day
(Guest-of-Honour: Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth)

Training Workshops

Register for the competition and you will receive updates on upcoming training workshops. Please note that only successfully registered teams will receive invitations for the training workshops.

Sign up for the challenge to receive more details on our training workshops!

Register

Registration for I’m the Best Coder! Challenge 2019 is closed.

I’m the Best Coder! Challenge 2019 Highlights

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Competition

Am I required to code in Python?
No, you can use any other programming languages.
I have no/little knowledge about coding. Can I still participate?
Yes you can! We have training workshops specially organised by our partners. Do keep a lookout for these training workshop invites that will be sent to registered teams.
Is it necessary for the whole team to stay throughout the competition?
Yes, the entire team has to be physically present throughout the competition.
What do I have to bring to the competition?
Please bring along your own set of laptop, charger and adaptor as no equipment will be provided. Each team member is restricted to one set of laptop, charger and adaptor.
Will I receive a certificate at the end of the competition even if I did not win the top 3 prizes?
Yes.

Eligibility

What is the age limit?
You need to be at least 16 years old in order to participate. If you are below 16 but you are keen to join this competition, please write in to us at techsg@shopee.com and we will review it on a case-by-case basis.
I am currently not in Singapore. Can I still participate?
You must be physically present in Singapore to participate in this challenge.

Registration

Can I sign up as an individual?
We will not accept any individual sign-ups.
Will every team member have to submit the registration form once?
You only need to submit one form as a team as each form will require all members to fill in their details.
How do I know if my registration for Best Coder 2019 is successful?
A confirmation email will be sent to you after you submit the form. If you did not receive it, please write in to us at techsg@shopee.com to check your registration status.
My team consists of both students/non-tech professionals and tech professionals. Which category should we sign up for?
You must sign up for the higher category if there is a mixture of qualifications in your team. In this case, you need to opt for the Open category since there are professionals in your team.
My team consists of working professionals who have no coding experience/just started working. Can we participate in the undergraduate category?
For such cases, please write into techsg@shopee.com and we will review it on a case-by-case basis.
Can my team participate in two different categories?
No, you can only participate in 1 category.
Can I join a different team in another category?
No, you can only be in 1 team.
When filling in the registration form, I keyed in my details incorrectly. How do I make changes to it after the submission?
Please write in to techsg@shopee.com with the following details:
1. Your name
2. Team name
3. The details you entered
4. The correct details
We will make the necessary changes on our side.
My team would like to add a member. How do we do so?
Please write in to techsg@shopee.com with the following details:
1. Your name
2. Team name
3. New member’s details following the registration form (i.e. name, occupation etc.)
My team would like to change a member. How do we do so?
Please write in to techsg@shopee.com with the following details:
1. Your name
2. Team name
3. Current member’s name
4. New member’s details following the registration form (i.e. name, occupation etc.)
My team would like to remove a member. How do we do so?
Please write in to techsg@shopee.com with the following details:
1. Your name
2. Team name
3. Member’s name (to be removed)

Training Workshops

Can I participate in more than one training workshop?
As slots are limited, priority will be given to participants from the respective categories. Do check with us and we will open the seat for you if there are vacancies.
When can I receive my deposit refund for the training workshop(s) that I have attended?

Deposits made during training workshops will be refunded by our training partners after participants completed I’m the Best Coder! Challenge 2019 successfully as a team. Deposits will be fully refunded to participants by 25 October 2019.

Deposits will not be refunded to training workshop attendees who do not attend I’m the Best Coder! Challenge 2019.

How can I receive the deposit refund for the training workshop(s) that I have attended?
Deposit via Cash, PayLah or PayNow during training workshops
  • Refunds will be via PayLah or PayNow.
  • Kindly fill up this form if you have made a Cash deposit during the training workshop, do not have any PayLah or PayNow and have not filled up the form before.
Deposit via Eventbrite prior to training workshops
  • Refunds will be via PayPal or to your credit card, depending on the payment method that you have opt for on Eventbrite.
I have attended 2 training workshops and made 2 deposits, how will I be refunded?
You will be refunded via 2 separate transactions as our training workshops are conducted by different training partners.
If my group member has attended the workshop but then is unable to attend the Competition, will the deposit be returned back to the other team members who will still be attending the Competition?
The group member that is unable to attend the I'm the Best Coder! Challenge 2019 will not be able to get the deposit back. However, the rest of the team members that have already paid a deposit and will attend the I'm the Best Coder! Challenge 2019 will receive their deposits back after successfully completing the Challenge.
One of my team members has withdrawn but is registered under the team name already. If that team member does not show up on the Competition day, will the other team members’ deposits be affected?
No, it will not affect the deposits of the team as deposits will be refunded individually.
I have someone to replace me for the training workshop. Will I get the deposit back if I completed I'm the Best Coder! Challenge 2019 successfully with my team?

The replacement for the training workshop will not get back his/her deposit even though he/she has made the deposit on your behalf for the training workshop.

Since the training workshop is registered under your name, deposit will be refunded directly back to you instead. Therefore, deposit will be refunded to you if you have completed I’m the Best Coder! Challenge 2019 successfully with your team.

Partners

Organized by
Government Partner
Training Partner
University and Academic Partners
Partners in Diversity
Supporting Partners

Do you have any questions about the Best Coder Challenge?

For partnership opportunities on tech related events, please email to: techsg@shopee.com

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