It is that time of the semester again for the UofSC Codeathon! The Fall 2020 Codeathon is going to be held completely virtually this semester over the ACM Discord (no pizza this time unfortunately). The event will run from 7 pm Friday October 9th to 7 pm Saturday October 10th. Students will have a 24-hour time window to submit answers to algorithm-based coding questions (good practice for coding interviews). There are four divisions for students depending on which of the following classes they are in (or most recently completed if not in any of the following) 145, 146, 240, 350. We are still figuring out prizes for this semester, but we will send out an update/reminder when the event is closer. We also have an alumni division for grad students (this division does not have prizes and it has all of the lower and upper division problems).
We would appreciate if you could mention this event in your CSCE classes, and potentially offer extra credit (either for placing, getting in some top percentage, solving one problem, attempting a problem, etc. your choice). Please let me know plan to offer extra credit, and if so, the requirements you choose to earn it. We do still plan to get a list of names of participants even though we will not have a physical sign in sheet.