All five winners won a Raspberry Pi, case for the Raspberry Pi, SD card, and USB power supply.
Jim Gianotti and Tom Banks welcome Avi Kulkarni and Jitinder Thakur, winners of the NYC Code Rally Challenge which included a paid trip to IBM Impact 2013.
William Fowler, Harjinder Singh, and Ruperto Acevedo, winners of 4th, 3rd, and 1st place.
Tom Banks and Sebastian Duff, 2nd place winner
Tom Banks and Bose Gunjan, 5th place winner
Code Rally - New York City Technical Challenge - Results are in !
The results are in, Congratulations to Avi Kulkarni and Jitinder Thakur the grand prize winners of the the first ever IBM Code Rally Challenge. Both winners won a trip to Las Vegas that includes passes to IBM's largest event of the year, Impact 2013.
On Sunday, March 24 two dozen software developers booked their Sunday to attend a Code Rally Challenge. The challenge was hosted at the General Assembly facilities located at 902 Broadway, New York, NY.
Stage one of the challenge started at 9:00 a.m. The group was organized in teams of four developers and added to the Code Rally JazzHub project. After the teams joined the JazzHub project they were ready for stage one of the challenge, the objective was to come up with a new feature for the Code Rally code base. After the time was up every team voted to select the winner. Team two (Venkar Rao, Juan Figuera, Andre Smith, and Wong Lee) were the winners of this stage with a turbo booster function. Graduations to Venkar, Juan Andre and Wong.
For stage two, developers raced their cars, the goal was to use their development skills to manipulate the artificial intelligence of the vehicles to compete in individual races.
The two participants with the top two fastest times were deemed the winners:
First place: Avi Kulkarni
Second place: Jitinder Thakur
Code Rally is a fun, social, but definitely not typical racing game. Instead, being based on concepts from artificial intelligence, Code Rally challenges your abilities to think ahead and manipulate controls on your vehicle to win the game against your fellow racers. Race on one of our cloud-hosted tracks, on your own system, or bring the game into your academic institution and host it on your own server, racing against your class. Whatever way you choose to get in the game, we know you will enjoy the experience.
As your skills evolve, you can move from just playing the game to develop your vehicles, and extend the artificial intelligence engine controlling them. Develop for the game and experience an entirely new level of success, enhancing your programming skills while applying agile and mobile development techniques. Check out the Academic area for insights into how Code Rally can be leveraged in the classroom.
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