BAPC2020 – Olympic spirit or serious business?

On 4-01-2021
Category: Podcast

BAPC2020 –  Olympic spirit or serious business?

Introduction

No rhythm like algorithms. We have been talking in the podcast about programming contest before. For example, about our own Spaces Championship and Advent of code, which also takes place at the end of the year. Today we’ll be talking to some participants in the BAPC – The Benelux Algorithm Programming Contest.

Like stated on the website of BAPC, it is a contest in which about 90 teams from leading universities in Luxemburg, Belgium and The Netherlands participate. The teams have to solve a series of algorithmic problems and puzzles. The BAPC 2020 was held on December 12th at the Delft University of Technology and is organized by Mathematics Informatics Study Association ‘Christiaan Huygens’

Topics discussed:

  • What is BAPC2020?
    • Serious business
    • Strict rules
  • Two bol.com teams competing, why?
  • How is it organized? Virtual, gathering?
  • What kind of problems to solve?
  • Should you be an experienced SE?
  • Our own bol.com spaces championship
  • And the main question: will the hosts of the show compete in an upcoming championship?

Guests

  • Nena O’Driscoll; Young Professional, joined several bol.com and participated in one uni programming competition before, but never the BAPC
  • Bas van Rooij; Young Professional, joined several bol.com programming competition before, but never the BAPC

Hosts

Peter Brouwers

Peter Paul van de Beek

Shownotes

Scoreboard of BAPC 2020

BAPC2020 on youtube, get an idea on the live scoreboard

Blog: The Dutch Software Testing Championship

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