Algorithm Competition Programme Frequently Asked Questions


Q1: When and where is the Algorithm Competition Programme?

A1: The programme will take place at Beykoz Kundura in Istanbul Turkey, starting on September 29 and ending at May 25.

Q2: How much will the programme cost for the participants?
A2: The programme is free of charge. Transportation and meals are provided by BEV.Foundation.

Q3: Who will be teaching the classes?
A3: The lectures will be given by knowledgeable members from the community, and every document will be checked by other members. If you consider yourself eligible for said positions, consider applying as an Editor, Problem Setter or Reviewer.

Q4: There are topics that I know about in the program. Do I have to join for those weeks?
A4: You can join any week you wish. However, we highly recommend you join all the contests. Additionally, for a certificate, you need %80 attendance.

Q5: How can I join the programme remotely?
A5: After you sign up, the document of every week will be delivered to you.

Q6: What happens if my attendance is lower than %80?
A6: You can keep attending the classes with low attendance. However, in such case, you will not get a certificate, have your name on the site or get endorsed on Linkedin.

Q7: Can I join even if I am not a university student?
A7: The programme is only for undergraduate students or those of higher education.

Q8: I am under 18. Can I attend?
A8: Unfortunately, the programme is not for those under the age of 18.

Q9: I do not know any programming language but I want to learn. Can I join?
A9: Unfortunately, you have to know at least one programming language to join the programme.

Q10: Will I be able to access the lectures online?
A10: All the lectures recorded and the documents used will be shared on Github and Youtube by inzva.

Q11: Can I join the Saturday contests online?
A11: Our contests are open to online participants. However, prizes and certificates are only for those present at inzva.

Q12: Can I just join the contests and not the lectures?
A12: Yes, you can. However, in such case, you will not get a certificate, have your name on the site or get endorsed on Linkedin.

Q13: Are we going to join the contests in teams?
A13: No, you will compete individually.


Q1: How will the Reviewers follow up on the Editors?
A1: The communication during the programme will be done on the discord channel. The editors may ask questions to the reviewers, and the reviewers will contact the editors for any feedback they might have.

Q2: I want to be an Editor/Problem-Setter/Reviewer but I also want to be a participant. Is it possible?
A2: You can join as an Editor/Problem-Setter/Reviewer on some weeks and as a participant on others. However, you can not do both in the same week.

Q3: What will be the set time for preparing/checking materials for the Editors/Problem Setters/Reviewers?
A3: The Editor: 20-25 hours a week (remotely) preparing material. Up to 5 hours teaching class (can not be remote). We suggest the editor to join the contests but it is not mandatory.

   The Problem Setter: 10 hours a week (remotely) preparing material.

   The Reviewer: 10 hours a week (remotely) checking material and providing feedback.

We expect a 2 week preparation and 1 week review period for the material. You can find the schedule here.

Q4: I want to be an editor but I don’t have the confidence. Should I apply?

A4: The editor’s skill of being a good teacher will heavily depend on the materials he/she creates, and the materials will be in constant check by the reviewers.