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IT Student Challenge Germany 2019

The IT Student of the Year Challenge Germany is an online competition designed to inspire creative and dynamic computer science Students & young Professionals located in Germany.

The challenge is played online and open for a period of 6 weeks. Registration is free and open during the entire duration of the Challenge.

The participants have 15 minutes to give the correct answer(s) to 18 questions. The questions are multiple-choice with one or several correct answers.  

Members of the jury & Generous Contributors of this challenge:

Jens Albrecht
Professor at TH Nuernberg
David Bermbach
Assistant Professor at TU Berlin
Stephan Krusche
Postdoctoral Researcher at Technical University of Munich
Holger Morgenstern
Dean Faculty of Computer Science at HS Albsig
Axel Ngonga
Full Professor of Data Science at Paderborn University
Sebastian Rudolph
Professor for Computational Logic at TU Dresden
Stefan Schlechtweg
Professor at Hochschule Anhalt
Johannes Schöning
Visiting Researcher at UCL
Terms and Conditions: 

Score Calculation and Jokers:

You will have 15 minutes to give the correct answer to as many questions as you manage to (up to 18). The questions are multiple-choice with one or several correct answers. The online test contains questions with three levels of difficulty: Low, Medium and High with an associated score of 1, 2 or 3 points if answered correctly. The total score will be the cumulative score of the correct answers. A wrong answer always gives the same result (-1). When you pass on a question, you don’t win or lose points. The repartition of the difficulty level is the same for every participant. Participants can answer to a maximum of 18 questions in 15 minutes. Timing plays a role when participants have the same score.

The details of your score will be revealed privately to you at the end of the challenge. 

The Name and First name of the best 25 participants will be published. The remaining participants will have the opportunity to access their ranking and score in their private leaderboard directly. They will not know the ranking and scores of the other participants

The contest allows the usage of two ‘Jokers’:

  • The "50/50", in which the computer eliminates half of the incorrect answers
  • The "Ask the Challengers," in which the percentage of the challengers who chose each specific answer is displayed to you.

About ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks is a global software consultancy solving complex problems with technology. As passionate, purpose-led individuals, we connect strategy and execution, helping our clients to strengthen their core technology, scale with flexibility and create seamless digital experiences, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. For all junior developers, who start with ThoughtWorks, we offer a five weeks training at our own ThoughtWorks University (TWU) in India or China, where you meet ThoughtWorkers from around the world, discovering our values, practices, principles, and hearing all the best stories. TWU is an intensive, hands-on experience where you’ll learn how to build working software from week one. It’s all about getting you ready to take on the challenges our clients face with confidence. And set you up with a ready-made global network of friends and mentors.

Results, Data Privacy & Information Sharing

After completing the Challenge, you will see your result immediately, but you will not be given the correct answer(s). At the end of the Challenge, the details of your score and your ranking will be seen in your user

board to prevent the players from sharing correct answers during the Challenge.

The Challenge runs on a secure platform managed by EDITx. EDITx will collect the following personal data of the participants: first name, last name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and LinkedIn profile (if applicable). Personal data is used for the following purposes:

  • To monitor the correct competition process
  • To analyse and optimise EDITx
  • To set up the stat board & leaderboard at the end of the Challenge

ThoughtWorks will use the contact details of the participants for the following purposes: 

  • To deliver the prizes to the best participants
  • To share the results of the challenge and ask for testimonials from some participants
  • To inform the participants about internships or job opportunities at  ThoughtWorks 

EDITx Regulation and general conditions

Cookies, intellectual property, data privacy, responsibility, applicable law and court jurisdiction: for more information, see Challenge terms, Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Hosted by:
From 30/09/2019 to 15/11/2019

Challenge closed !

Time to complete:
Maximum 900 seconds
Number of questions:
Bonus available:
  • 50-50
  • Ask the challengers
First prize:
  • 1st prize: Apple Watch
  • 2nd prize: 100 EUR Amazon voucher
  • 3rd prize: 50 EUR Amazon voucher