Java Local Challenge Germany

From 01/02/2018 to 15/04/2018
Time to complete:
Maximum 720 seconds
Bonus available:
  • 50-50
  • Ask the challengers
1 + 0 =
Java Local Challenge Germany

Java Global Challenge Germany is a challenge designed to inspire creative and dynamic Java Students & Professionals, to have fun, to put their java skills to test, to benchmark themselves, and to win prizes.

For 6 weeks, Java lovers will compete to win the title of Java Champion of Germany. The contest takes 12 minutes during which one's the participants have to answer to as many questions as they can.

The challenge:

  1. Java Fundamentals
  2. Java Foundations
  3. Java Programming

Participate in your Region

To win the prizes and to be invited for the finals, participants must be over 18 years old and live in the following regions. Otherwise, they will not have the opportunity to claim their prices and their name will not be released on the public leaderboard at the end of the challenge.

  • Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein

If you live in another region, please click on the right link below to participate to the challenge:

How to participate ?

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

You will have 12 minutes to give the correct answer to as many questions as you can. The questions will be multiple-choice with one or several good answers. The on-line test contains questions with 3 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 questions. A wrong answer always gives the same negative score (-1). When you pass on a question, you don’t win or lose points.

  1. You firstly need to register on EDITx.
  2. To launch the challenge, press the button “participate”.

The quiz allows the usage of two ‘jokers’: the "50/50", forcing the on-line test to take out half of the answers and the "Ask the challengers", whereby the percentage of the challengers choosing each answer is displayed to you.

What will be displayed at the end of the local and global Germany challenge ?

At the end of the local challenge, you will see your result, but not the details of your score. The details of the scores will be released in your personal dashboard at the end of the Global Germany Challenge, so that the answers can't be shared among players.

If you are ranked in the TOP 25 participants of this local Germany challenge

If you are ranked among the top 25 participants, your name, first name and score will be posted on the leaderboard and visible to all the challengers. At the end of this round there will be 16 finalists who will be invited for the local Final.

If you are ranked in the TOP 100 participants of the Global Germany challenge

If you are ranked among the top 100 participants, your name, first name and score will be posted on the leaderboard and visible to all the challengers.

Members of the jury & Generous Contributors of this challenge:

Jens Ehlers
Prof. Dr.-Ing. at Fachhochschule Lübeck
Annette Bieniusa
Senior researcher and lecturer at TU Kaiserslautern
Marco Block-Berlitz
Professor für Computergrafik at HTW Dresden
Jens Deters
Lead IT Consultant at codecentric AG
Oliver Fisher
Leader JUG Berlin-Brandenburg & Team Architect at Deutsche Post E-POST Development GmbH
Lars Knipping
Professor at Berlin Institute of Technology & CTO at Snaptrust
Ralf Lämmel
Professor at University of Koblenz-Landau
Oliver Milke
Java EE Dev, JavaFX enthusiast, co-orga of JUG Ostfalen & Software Craftsman at TRIOLOGY
Bernd Müller
Co-organizer JUG Ostfalen & Professor for Computer Science at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
Martin Alexander Neumann
Research and Teaching Assistant at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Benjamin Nothdurft
Associate Professor, Conferences & User Groups Founder + Orga + Speaker + Trainer & Software Engineer at ePages
Nicole Rauch
Agile Coach and Software Developer at Nicole Rauch
Leon Rosenberg
Entrepreneur, Java and OpenSource Evangelist at anotheria solutions GmbH
Sven Ruppert
Community-Team DOAG & Developer Advocate at Vaadin
Axel Schmolitzky
Prof. Dr. at HAW Hamburg
Bjorn Schuller
Full Professor & Head of the Chair of Complex and Intelligent Systems at University of Passau
Johannes Schöning
Lichtenberg Professor and Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at University of Bremen
Heiko Sippel
JUG Leader Ruhrjug and Rheinjug & Owner at Infaktum Veranstaltungen
Mario Torre
Java Champion & Principal Software Engineer, Java Platform at Red Hat
Gregor Trefs
Freelance, Co-organizer Mannheimer Jug & Author at SitePoint
Terms and Conditions: 

Data privacy & Information Sharing

The Challenge runs on a secure platform managed by EDITx. Participant personal data will be collected by EDITx: firstname, lastname, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and Linkedin profile (if present). Personal data are used for the following purposes:

  • To monitor 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 (Last Name, First Name, Mobile and Email) of the participants with & only with the Sponsor of the challenge & the members of the Jury and with any governmental agency or Authority in Germany or authority at their request (in case of irregularities).


Any of the following reasons will justify a disqualification even if we feel sorry for that.

  • 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 & EDITx IT Educators community.
  • Having multiple profiles while participating to the challenge.

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