Our contests have become famous for the challenges, the problems that our participants solve by coding a solution. We seem to have the right touch to identify interesting challenges and to present them in a motivating way.
The typical response from a participant sounds like:
“Wow, that was an interesting example. It looked so difficult at the beginning, but I managed to finish more levels than I had expected.”
Where do we get the inspiration for our challenges from?
Some of our team members regularly browse through riddle magazines. So one source of inspiration are those riddles. Actually, the very first example in 2007 was to correct a false equation by moving one match.
Another source of inspiration are our projects with our clients. One project was to develop software for grainfield harvesters. The task was to find the path and to determine which cells of the field were mowed in which order, from serpentines with regular harvesters to circular patterns with split harvesters (with two harvesting units).