IT Young Potential Challenge Belgium 2022

The IT Young Potential Belgium is a Challenge designed to inspire creative and dynamic computer science Students & Young Professionals located in Belgium & Luxembourg.

The first round is played online. The students and the professionals will compete in separate leagues so that everyone gets a fair chance in competing to be crowned as Belgian IT Student or Young IT Pro Champion (less than 31 years old).

Registration is free and open during the entire duration of the Challenge.

Ambassadors / Jury members

Serge
Demeyer
Associate Professor @ Professor UAntwerpen
Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Kris
Steenhaut
Full Professor in Computer Science @ Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB
Brussels, Belgium
Christophe
Debruyne
Assistant Professor @ Université de Liège
Brussels, Belgium
Jef
Wijsen
IT Professor @ University of Mons
Brussels, Belgium
Romain
Absil
IT Professor @ HE2B
Brussels, Belgium
Isabelle
Dony
Luxembourg, Belgium
Laurent
Schumacher
Full Professor @ University of Namur
Namur, Belgium
Nico
Declerck
Instructor - Lecturer @ Howest University of Applied Sciences
West Flanders, Belgium
Yvan
Rooseleer
ASC & ITC Manager @ BiASC
Brussels, Belgium
Benoit
Donnet
Associate Professor @ Université de Liège
Liège, Belgium
Sébastien
Combéfis
Lecturer @ Haute École Provinciale de Hainaut - Condorcet
Brussels, Belgium
Nicolas
Melchior
Hainaut, Belgium
Rudi
Giot
Brussels, Belgium
Tom
Cordemans
Docent/Onderzoeker @ Hogeschool VIVES
West Flanders, Belgium
Pierre
de Fooz
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) @ Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège (HEPL)
Liège, Belgium
Hugues
De Pra
Chief Technology & Transformation Officer @ Cisco
Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Sarah-Louise
Justin
Systems Architect @ Cisco
Brussels, Belgium
Thomas
Boedt
Talent Development Manager @ Spotit
West Flanders, Belgium
Steven
Vynckier
Founding Partner @ Spotit
East Flanders, Belgium
Fabian
Restiaux
Science and technology departement director @ Haute École de Namur-Liège-Luxembourg - Hénallux
Hainaut, Belgium
Guido
Van De Velde
Instructor - Lecturer @ Odisee university College
Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Wim
Debbaut
IT security researcher @ UCLL
Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Emmanuelle
Vin
Innovation Strategist @ NTT
Brussels, Belgium
Alexandre
Callens
GTM Director @ NTT
Brussels, Belgium
Sam
Grimée
Director of Engineering @ Cisco
Luxembourg

Rules of the challenge

Scores calculation :

You will have to give the correct answer to 15 questions in maximum 10 minutes!

  • A good answer gives you 1 point
  • A wrong answer or skipped answer results in a score of 0

The total score will be the cumulative score of all questions answered within the set timeframe.

The 10 best scores in both caregories (IT Students or IT Young Pro) will be invited to participate in the final which takes place on 10/05/2022 evening at the headquarters of Cisco in Diegem.

 

Results

At the end of the Challenge, you will receive the details of your score and ranking privately. As a result, participants can't share the answers.

In case of a tie, the timeframe to answer the questions will determine the order in the leaderboard.

 

Qualification and Disqualification

We really do not want to disqualify you, but sadly we will have to, if we catch you doing any of the following:

  • Participants must be over 18 years old and be residents in Belgium or Luxembourg to be invited to win the prizes.
  • Cisco, Spotit and NTT employees are welcome to participate but will not be eligible to win prizes.

  • Only 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 nullify the registration or entail the loss of the Prize.
  • Communicating and/or publishing any kind of data, questions or solutions in liaison with the challenge, and sharing directly or indirectly this information with any other contestant before the challenge has been closed;
  • Attempting to damage the website or taking action that may have a negative impact on the normal process/operating procedure of the challenge. Incidentally, this may also be considered as a legal violation, and the organizer reserves the right to initiate a legal procedure and claim damages before the court.
  • Taking any action in violation of the copyrights/IP that belong to the authors of the questions, the members of the jury, and the EDITx IT educators community.
  • Having multiple profiles while participating in the Challenge.

Data privacy & information sharing

The following personal data about the participants will be collected by EDITx: first name, last name, address, date of birth, email, telephone/mobile number and Linkedin profile (if present). Personal data are used for the following purposes:

  • To see if everything runs according to the rules
  • To set up the statboard & leaderboard at the end of the Challenge

EDITx shares the personal information of the participants with the challenge partners.

The partners will use this information only for the following purposes:

  • To contact all participants to share their results
  • To contact the top participants to invite them for the finals
  • To contact interested participants about future internships or job opportunities