Pi Day
Coding Competition

Every year we celebrate the beautiful irrationality of π with a hackathon during a party.
For our startups it’s an opportunity to meet talented developers while having some fun.

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Top Coders

Participants will be selected from our dev network. They will have to code under pressure and contingencies.

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Hacks

Coders will be required to solve 4 problems. Text processing of around 10MB of data provided

Rewards

A Desk At Pi Campus

Full access to Pi Campus to work on personal projects for 1 year

Alienware 13″ Laptop

The most powerful geek computer

Rules

# 1
Coders will take part in a knockout competition. In each round, coders will have to write a hack to solve a specific part of a bigger problem. Each round lasts for 20 minutes.
# 2
Coders will take part in a knockout competition. In each round, coders will have to write a hack to solve a specific part of a bigger problem. Each round lasts for 20 minutes.
# 3
Coders will receive the problem 5 minutes prior to placing their hands on the keyboard. They will have five minutes to discuss the problem with anyone they want. (Experts may be invited!

Not only do they have to solve the problems: a special jury will declare who solved the given problem in the smartest way.

Hacks solved

Extract and organize information from a set of Wikipedia pages about diseases (provided)
Upload datas extracted in step #1 into a graph database
Query the database to identify diseases with similar symptoms and different diseases with the same symptoms
Present data from #3 in a good looking and usable format

Jurors

alberto massidda

Alberto Massidda

Infrastructure Manager & Pi Evangelist

antonio farina

Antonio Farina

Director of Engineering at Translated

Gianluca Granero

Co-founder Pi Campus & CTO at Memopal

Flavio Antonioli

CEO at n-Track

francesco furiani

Francesco Furiani

CTO at Clickmeter

Luca Garulli

Luca Garulli

CEO Orient Technologies

Luca Rossi

CTO at Wanderio