First published on MSDN on Feb 19, 2015
February is a short month, but not so short that we couldn't sneak a Code Hunt challenge in! It's time for the
February Code Hunt Challenge
! Pit your coding skills against our coding puzzles, in a 48-hour competition to win a prize of
Is there still time for you to participate and compete for the prize money? Of course! Just
click here to register
for Code Hunt. You can find the competition on your
; the link on your Dashboard will become active on
So how does Code Hunt work?
Your goal is to modify a piece of code to produce the right results. Here’s what it looks like:
On the left, you can see the code.
On the right are the inputs and outputs.
Change the code, and click the ‘Capture Code’ button, and you’ll see how the outputs change. Ones that appear in red are incorrect, and you’ll need to change the code until they match up. But you’re being graded on efficiency, too; complete the challenge in fewer lines of code, and you’ll get a better score.
Want to try this out yourself? Code Hunt has plenty of puzzles for you to practice on! Head over to the
Code Hunt site
to warm up for the main event. You can write your code in C# or Java, whichever is more comfortable for you.
And don’t forget to set a reminder for February 21 at 00:00 GMT, so you can get started on the Imagine Cup Code Hunt Challenge as early as possible!