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Bebras Belgium Challenge 2019

Bebras Challenge 2019

This challenge is a new, stimulating and fun contest, inspired by the Bebras contest that is dedicated to end of primary and secondary school pupils. It is of course open to secondary school pupils, but two other categories are available: IT students and IT professionals. What better way than to become the Belgian champion of problem solving, behind which an IT concept is hiding every time?

Date
From March 25, 2019 to May 3, 2019.
Venue
Online.
Audience
Secondary school students, IT students and IT professionals.
Fee
Free.
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This challenge aims at stimulating your ability to solve small challenges, presented in the form of multiple choice questions, which each hide a computer science concept. It will allow you to warm up your brain, to learn things related to computer science and to measure yourself against all the other Belgians.

The challenge, co-organised with our partner EDITx, takes place in two phases, described below. Moreover, there are several categories for the challenge:

  • The Junior challenge is open to secondary school pupils and can be passed in French or Dutch.
  • The Senior challenge is open to IT students and IT professionals and must be passed in English.

Online phase

During the first phase, which is open for six weeks from March 25, 2019 to May 3, 2019, the contestant must answer a maximum number of questions within 15 minutes, with a maximum of 15 questions, to collect a maximum of points. There are 4 easy questions (1 point), 7 medium questions (2 points) and finally 4 difficult questions (3 points). Also, any wrong answer is penalised by a negative point. Each contestant passes this challenge whenever he/she wishes, on the EDITx platform available online.

Final

The 15 best contestants from each of the three categories (secondary school students, IT students and IT professionals) are then invited to the second phase, a big final to be held in Brussels, at the ECAM Brussels Engineering School, on May 11, 2019 at 11am, as part of the Computer Science Day 2019. Contestants will compete to get to the first place of their respective categories and win prizes.

The first phase of the challenge takes place online on the EDITx platform, and the final will take place at the ECAM Brussels School of Engineering. For more detailed information on how to reach the venue place with public transportation or by car, visit the Computer Science Day 2019 page.

The ECAM is located at the following address:

ECAM Brussels School of Engineering
Promenade de l'Alma 50
1200 Woluwé-Saint-Lambert

The challenge takes place according to the following schedule:

March 25 to May 3
Online phase.
May 11 at 11am
Final.

Registration, and participation to the challenge, is done exclusively via the EDITx platform. Once registered, you can participate to the challenge by choosing the right category and the right language (for secondary school pupils). Go to one of the following three challenges:

Prizes will be announced soon.

Coordinator

Sébastien Combéfis
Sébastien
Combéfis

Steering committee

Guillaume de Moffarts
Guillaume
de Moffarts
Alexandre Dembour
Alexandre
Dembour
Julien Carlier
Julien
Carlier

Jury

  • Sébastien Combéfis
  • Guillaume de Moffarts
  • Sébastien d'Oreye de Lantremange
  • Virginie Van den Schrieck
  • Valentina Dagiene