Algorithmic Competition Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

 

GENERAL

 

Q1: When and where is the Algorithmic Competition Summer Camp?

A1: Algorithmic Competition Summer Camp will be held between June 28 and July 7 in Beykoz Kundura in Beykoz, Istanbul.

 

Q2: Is there a participation fee for the camp?

A2: No, the camp is all free.

 

Q3: Will food and accommodation be provided?

A3: Yes, accommodation will be in tents provided by BEV Foundation and the food will be provided for free from the restaurant of Beykoz Kundura.

 

Q4: Do I stay with another person in the tent?

A5: No, everyone will receive individual tents.

 

Q5: What are the groups I can join and their levels?

A6: There will be three different levels; Foundation, Advanced and Expert.

Foundation: Have basic programming skills and knowledge about basic data structures

Advanced: Have advanced programming skills and knowledge about advanced data structures and algorithms

Expert: Have knowledge about most of the advanced algorithms and eager to improve the approach to the problems and use them in the problems.

 

Q7: What is Code of Conduct and why do participants have to abide by it?

A7: Code of Conduct is an agreement between the participants and inzva. As inzva, we want to provide a peaceful environment and a harassment-free coding experience to all participants. You agree to the Code of Conduct by applying to the camp.

 

Q8: I am under 18. Can I attend?

A8: Unfortunately, the camp is not for those under the age of 18.

 

Q9: Will there be WiFi available in the camping area?

A9: Yes, we will provide free WiFi in the area.

 

Q10: How can I apply to the Algorithmic Competition Summer Camp?

A10: You can fill the form at the bottom of this page. Qualification round and other announcements will be provided via email.

 

Q11: What should I bring to wear?

A11: At Algorithmic Competition Camp you will study nearly 6 hours in our study area so please be comfortable and casual. There is no enforced dress code. Istanbul can get very hot during this season but you will stay at tents, so take this into consideration when planning your attire. Also note that the evenings will be chilly.

 

Q12: Does inzva provide transportation?

A12:  No, we will not provide transportation for this camp. You are expected to come following our guideline on how to get to Beykoz Kundura, which will be e-mailed to you.

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Q1: I am not very proficient in algorithms but I want to learn. Can I attend the camp?

A1: Everyone over the age of 18 can take part in the qualification which will be considered while choosing participants for the camp. If your level is sufficient for our Foundation group, you have a high chance of being selected. So feel free to apply and test yourself regardless of your proficiency.

 

Q2: I am not studying or have a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering but I know programming. Can I attend the camp?

A2: Of course, as long as you are successful in the qualification round, your major does not matter.

 

Q3: Can I leave Beykoz Kundura during the camp?

A3: We believe staying in Beykoz Kundura is one of the best parts of the camp. Staying away from the traffic and noise of the Istanbul and having a free mind affects your learning experience positively. If you have an important reason to leave Beykoz Kundura during our camp, please state it to us before the camp via contact@inzva.com.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE CAMP

 

Q1: Do I need to know anything about programming?

A1:  We are expecting from you to have a grasp of one of these programming languages:

C/C++/Java/Python.

Also, we are expecting at least some basic programming skills like:

-Basic Data Structures: Arrays, Strings, Stacks, Queues

-Basic Math Operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation)

-Basic Recursion

-Basic String Manipulations

 

Q2: Can I choose my group while applying?

A2: No, attendees’ group will be determined by the qualification results.

 

Q3: Do I need to know English?

A3: The lessons will be in Turkish for Foundation and Advanced groups but the texts of the questions will be in English. There will be foreign guests coming from other countries; in order to meet and learn from their experience, you will need a basic level of English.

 

Q4: How can I enter the qualification?

A4: The qualification round will be held on Hackerrank online. If you do not have an account, please get one before the qualification to enter the contest. The link to the contest will be provided by e-mail to the applicants. To practice, you can find our previous qualification test here.

 

Q5: When is the qualification?

A5: The qualification will start on June 9 at 00.00 and last 48 hours. We will send an email to remind you of it.

 

Q6: When the qualification result and groups will be announced?

A6: The results of qualification will be announced via email to the applicants on June 13. It will include which group you got selected into.

 

CAMP SCHEDULE

 

Q1: What can I do in free days?

A1: In the camp, we have 2 free days (July 1 and July 4). Since the camp will involve a lot of practice and learning, we planned your free day with some activities to rest your mind (like museum tour and table tennis tournament), and you can meet and converse with other attendees or study and improve your knowledge.

 

Q2: I would like to learn the topics that will be covered in the tracks.

A2: In the web page of the camp you can find the curriculums and have a look at the topics of every track.

 

Q3: What is the schedule for one day?

A3:  You can find the schedule here.

 

Q4: Who will give the lectures?

A4: The academics from the various universities and experts will give the lectures to the foundation and advanced groups. The Expert group has no theoretical lectures but they will be guided by experts via contests and upsolving sessions.

All groups have different curriculums, coaches, and daily contests but the final contest will be common for everyone.

 

If you still have questions in mind, please e-mail us via contact@inzva.com