Contest information

The first edition of the End of the Year Contest will be held in a couple of weeks. The challenge is to code a bot for a computer game within a limited amount of time, i.e. to program an artificial intelligence. This is your chance to show your programming skills to your fellow students. Create the best computer player and go home with a prize!

Which game you will be developing a bot for will be revealed on the day itself. You can work in teams of 3-4 people on one (provided) laptop, without internet access. After the contest the final tournament will take place, in which your bot will take on the other teams. The winning team will take home a prize. While watching how your bot performs, you can also enjoy a free (!) barbecue.

Even if you are not much of a programmer yourself, you can still compete. We will provide you with a basic, functional bot to start with, on which you can expand. Not able to find a complete team? Register as a partial team and we will see what we can do for you.

Interested? Read on for the practical details!

  • schedule

    The contest will take place on Tuesday, June 21. Note that this is during the exam weeks, therefore it is the perfect distraction from exam learning.

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    There is no cost associated with the contest and there is a free barbecue provided at the end.

  • place

    The contest location is the TU/e Flux building and the barbecue is held in front of MetaForum.

If you have any questions, you can send us a mail at Registration closed on Friday, June 10 at 23:59.


The contest is organized by a group of Honors students from the 'Competitive Programming and Problem Solving' track. We work closely together with the Honors Study Association Confluente.

  • Claire Claassen
  • Frank Maurix
  • Christiaan Dirkx
  • Maarten Visscher
  • Steven Ge
Day schedule
12:00 - 12:15Welcome
12:15 - 13:30Introduction, game specification and time for questions
13:30 - 17:00Contest
17:00 - 20:00The matches, BBQ and award ceremony
Supported programming languages
  • C/C++
  • Python 2/3
  • Java
  • C#

To be announced.