ITA 2017 Tech Challenge Qualifying

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Friday September 22, 2017
      6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: Howey L2
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
    Free food, freebies
Contact

Questions or want to learn more about the ITA Tech Challenge? Contact Kristina Zwolfer, Talent Programs Coordinator, at +1.312.924.1031 or kristina@illinoistech.org.

Summaries

Summary Sentence: The ITA Tech Challenge is a coding/programming challenge at top technical schools around the country

Full Summary: The qualifying challenges begin in September and are held on the campuses of participating universities. The initial event lasts approximately 3 hours and includes an online coding assessment and a presentation from an Illinois-based tech company. Pre-register HERE to receive reminders and additional communication!

​​​​​In its 8th year, the ITA Tech Challenge is a programming and coding skills competition for current university students in the US. Students compete for the chance to make it to the Top 50 and be invited to Chicago for the Final Challenge, interview with top technology companies and a chance to win $5,000!

The ITA Tech Challenge has two phases:

​Phase 1: Qualifying Challenge (September 4th - October 6th)
Starting in September, qualifying Challenges are held on the campuses of participating universities. This initial event lasts approximately three hours and includes an online coding assessment and a presentation from an Illinois-based technology company! Food and beverage is provided.

  • ​In addition to on-site Challenges, the qualifying Challenge is also shared virtually the week of October 2nd with students who are unable to make it to the on-site event or who’s university isn’t participating on-site.

Phase 2: The Final Challenge (October 27th and 28th)
After all qualifying Challenges are taken, the overall Top 50 scorers are invited to Chicago for the Final Challenge and interviews with area technology companies looking to hire interns or entry-level talent. ITA covers the cost of hotel and provides meals for the Top 50 during their time in Chicago.

​In addition to interviews, the Final Challenge offers cash prizes. The #1 scorer and Ultimate College Coder receives $5,000!

​Additional Prizes:

  • 2nd: $2,000

  • 3rd through 5th: $1,000

  • 6th through 10th: $500

 

 

 

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

College of Computing, School of Computational Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Interactive Computing

Invited Audience
Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Career/Professional development
Keywords
Office of Outreach Enrollment and Community
Status
  • Created By: Alicia Palmquist
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 11, 2017 - 9:47am
  • Last Updated: Aug 10, 2017 - 1:11pm