Java Local Challenge UK

From 15/02/2018 to 31/03/2018
Time to complete:
Maximum 720 seconds
Bonus available:
  • 50-50
  • Ask the challengers
1 + 4 =
Java Local Challenge UK

Java Global Challenge UK 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 Great Britain. 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.

  • West Midlands, East Midlands

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 UK 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 UK Challenge, so that the answers can't be shared among players.

If you are ranked in the TOP 25 participants of this local UK 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 UK 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:

Ruben Badaró
Executive Director at Morgan Stanley
Rabih Bashroush
Jaap Boender
William Clocksin
Dean of the School of Computer Science at University of Hertfordshire
Antonio Filieri
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Imperial college london
Dan Hardiker
Chief Technical Officer at Ltd
Jeroen Keppens
Jens Krinke
Senior Lecturer at University College London
Michael Kölling
Vice Dean for Education, Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at King's College London
Peter Lawrey
Java Champion, Blogger, Speaker & CEO at Higher Frequency Trading Ltd
Peter Lewis
Lecturer in Computer Science at Aston University
Sandro Mancuso
Author, International Speaker, Founder of the London Software Craftsmanship Community, Software Craftsman & Managing Director at Codurance
Carlos Matos
Maurice Naftalin
Java Champion, Author, Speaker, Associate at JavaSpecialists.EU & Technical Director at Morningside Light Ltd
Siva Narayan
CTO, Author, Key Note Speaker - "Data Asset" "The Next Data Rush" at Focus Group Ltd
Mauricio Salatino
Author, International Speaker & Principal Software Engineer at Alfresco
Mani Sarkar
Software Craftsman, Java/JVM Developer, Conf speaker, Blogger, various dev. comm. & conf, infra/containers/virtual tech & Steering Committee M at DevoxxUK
Oliver Szymanski
Founder of the Association of Java User Groups, Speaker & Director at Source Knights Ltd
Hélène de Ribaupierre
Lecturer Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff university
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 the UK 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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