Algorithm Competition Summer Camp 2019

Expert Group FAQ


Q1: When and where is the Algorithm Competition Summer Camp 2019?

A1: The camp will take place at Beykoz Kundura in Istanbul, Turkey; starting on June 16 and lasting every day until June 25.

Q2: How long will the summer camp last and where will the participants stay?

A2: The summer camp will last 10 days with 9 overnight stays. The participants will stay in the gender-specific dormitories provided by inzva.

Q3: How much will the summer camp cost for the participants?

A3: The summer camp is free of charge. Accommodation and meals are provided by BEV.Foundation. We expect your active participation and hard work.

Q4: We want to apply as a team, what are the requirements?

A4: When applying as a team:

  • The team members must be from the same university, each having at least 1 semester until graduation.

  • The team must consist of 2 or 3 people.

Q5: How can I apply to Algorithm Competition Summer Camp 2019?

A5: You can fill the form for team application here; and the form for individual participation (Foundation and Advanced Groups) here (NOT for teams). Expert Group Eligibility Round and other announcements will be provided via email.

Q6: How is Expert Group different from the other groups?

A6: The students of Expert Group have knowledge about most of the advanced algorithms and are eager to improve their approach to problems while using them. They will have the chance to practice with foreign teams who will also join SEERC and other ICPC Regional Contests.

Q7: When is the Expert Group Eligibility Round?

A7: The Expert Group Eligibility Round will start on May 10 at 23:59 and last 48 hours.

Q8: How can I enter the qualification?

A8: The Expert Group Eligibility Round for the teams will be held on Algotester, and the qualification round for individual participant will be held on Hackerrank. If you do not have an account, please get one.

Q9: When will the results of Expert Group Eligibility Round be announced?

A9: The results of the Expert Group Eligibility Round will be announced to the applicants via email on May 13.

Q10: How many teams will join the camp?

A10: The camp will host the best 10 teams of Expert Group Eligibility Round.

Q11: Can we apply as a team even if we are not successful in the Expert Group Eligibility Round?

A11: No, but you can apply individually on May 18-19 by joining the qualification round.

Q12: I am under 18. Can I attend?

A12: Unfortunately, the camp will not include those under the age of 18. However, you are free to participate in the qualification round to test yourself.

Q13: Can I join even if I am not a university or master student?

A13: The summer camp is only open to undergraduate students. Those who have finished their final year or are studying masters will not be accepted to the camp.

Q14: What is the Code of Conduct and why do participants have to abide by it?

A14: Code of Conduct is an agreement made between the participants of events and inzva so that we can sustain a peaceful environment and a harassment-free coding experience for all of our participants. By submitting your application, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Q15: I am not studying or have a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering but I know programming. Can I attend the camp?

A15: Of course; as long as you are successful in the qualification round, your major does not matter.

Q16: Does inzva provide transportation?

A16: Unfortunately, we will not be providing transportation for this camp. If you want to see the details on how to get here, here is a guide. However, if you are an international team, send a formal email to to inquire about help on travel expenses.

Q17: Where are the schedules of each day of the camp?

A17: You can find the expert group schedule here.

Q18: What can I do in upsolving day?

A18: We will have one upsolving day during the camp. Since the camp will involve a lot of practice and learning, we have planned some activities for you to rest your brain (such as chess, kahoot and table tennis tournaments and a factory museum tour). You can also introduce yourself to other attendees, play board games, chat with your friends, and study to improve your knowledge.

Q19: Can I leave Beykoz Kundura during the camp?

A19: We believe staying in Beykoz Kundura is one of the best parts of the camp. Staying away from the traffic and the noisy atmosphere of Istanbul, and studying with an uncluttered mind will improve your learning experience. If you have an important reason to leave Beykoz Kundura during our camp, please state it to us before the camp via

Q20: What should I bring for personal use?

A20: You should bring:

  • Your personal computer (you should also prepare your own programming environment).

    *Install your compiler.

      *Install the appropriate IDE (ie, eclipse, visual studio, etc.) or editor and make sure that it works.

  • Toiletries such as towel, slippers, toothbrush and shampoo.

  • Appropriate and comfortable attire as well as some items (such as a hat and sunglasses) that may be necessary for this season. We urge you to check the weather.

  • Any other items you might use in your leisure, such as an instrument that you play.

Q21: What should I bring to wear?

A21: At the Algorithm Competition Summer Camp, you will study for long hours in the study area, so please be comfortable and casual. Istanbul can get very hot during this season and you will stay in tents, so please take this into consideration when planning your attire. There is no enforced dress code.

Q22: Will I have personal storage for my luggage?

A22: We provide a place to keep your personal items. However, you are responsible for their safety; so please bring a lock for your bags.

Q23: I am allergic to some foods. Could you rearrange the meals for me?

A23: If you have any allergies, please let us know via or the registration form that we will send you after the qualification. In the form, we also ask you for an emergency contact for other health and safety issues. Make sure to give a valid number and a real emergency contact.

Q24: Will there be Wi-Fi available in the camping area?

A24: Yes, we will provide free Wi-Fi for all participants in the camping and studying areas.

Q25: Who will give the lectures?

A25: International coaches will be responsible for the Expert Group.

If you have any other questions, please contact us via

All participants have to abide by our CODE OF CONDUCT.