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Linux Challenge Belgium 2019

Do you think you are capable of becoming Belgium’s champion in Linux?

The first round is played online from the 11th of March to the 26th of April. The finals will take place on the 14th of May at FPS Finance HQ. At the end of the online round, 60 players (30 Professionals + 30 Students) will be invited for the finals.

Members of the jury & Generous Contributors of this challenge:

Jean Bekale
IT System and Project Management at FOD Financiën - SPF Finances
Martijn Cielen
Specialised in Red Hat based solutions & Technical Business Developer at Piros
Sébastien Combéfis
Lecturer at Haute École Provinciale de Hainaut - Condorcet
Dirk De Backer
Technical Service Manager Middleware at FOD Financiën - SPF Finances
Ludovic Gasc
IT Senior Solution Architect Web at Orange
Jan Guldentops
CEO / Open Source and Security consultant at B.A.
Olivier Joveneau
Systems Architect at FOD Financiën - SPF Finances
Laurent Mathy
Patrick Syemons
Information Architect at FOD Financiën - SPF Finances
Kurt Van Brandt
Technical Service Manager Infrastructure at FOD Financiën - SPF Finances
Thierry Verheggen
Terms and Conditions: 

How to participate?

Everyone can participate but only belgian residents over 18 years old are eligible to take part at the finals and win the prizes. One registration per person is authorized. The participant can only compete in his own name and not for someone else. Personal information of the participant may be checked through different sources. Personal information must be accurate. Inaccurate or false information given by the participant will invalid the registration or entail the loss of the Prize.

Scores calculation and Jokers

You will have 15 minutes to give the correct answer to 18 questions. The questions will be multiple-choice with  only one good answer. The questions will be provided by specialised academics and professionals, who will also be the jury of the Challenge.

The online test contains a maximum of 18 questions with 3 levels of difficulty and an associated score of 1, 2 or 3 points, if answered correctly.

  • 7 easy questions, 1 point
  • 7 medium questions, 2 points
  • 4 difficult questions, 3 points

A wrong answer results in a score of minus 1, irrespective of the level of the question. When you skip a question, you win nor lose points. The total score will be the cumulative score of all questions answered within the set timeframe of 15 minutes.

The contest allows the usage of three ‘jokers’

  • The "50/50", forcing the online test to take out half of the possible answers to a question
  • The "Ask the challengers", where the percentage of the other challengers choosing each answer is displayed to you and
  • The "Bonus question/Ask a friend", in which the challenger sends a bonus question (after the regular 15 minutes) to a friend in the course of the 6-week Challenge. The friend provides the answer and the score is adapted with the result.

Data privacy

In the context of this competition, the following data about the participants will be collected and processed: name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and possibly Linkedin profile. The organizers’ servers will automatically save specific data such as: adress, date and time. Personal data are collected and processed for the following uses:

  • To enable and oversee the correct competition process
  • To analyze and optimize EDITx
  • To set up the Statboard & Leaderboard at the end of the challenge

EDITx shares the personal information of the participants with and only with the FPS Finance and with any governmental agency or Authority at their request (in case of irregularities).

The FPS Finance, owner of this challenge will use this information for the following purposes:

  • To contact all participants to share challenge results
  • To contact the top participants to invite them for the finals
  • To contact the participants to ask them for a feedback about the challenge
  • To contact participants about future intern or job opportunities at FPS

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 11/03/2019 to 26/04/2019

Challenge closed !

Time to complete:
Maximum 900 seconds
Number of questions:
Bonus available:
  • 50-50
  • Ask the challengers
  • Ask a friend
First prize:
  • 1st Pro & 1st Student: 500€ Voucher (MediaMarkt)
  • 2nd Pro & 2nd Student: 400€ Voucher (MediaMarkt)
  • 3rd Pro & 3rd Student: 300€ Voucher (MediaMarkt)
  • Other Finalists: 30€ Voucher (MediaMarkt)