METRO Robocode Hackathon

METRO Robocode Hackathon

More than 100 participants from four cities in two countries competed with their virtual roboters for the first place

Two countries, four cities and more than 100 participants who competed against each other. On Saturday, 20th of January 2018, the Robocode Hackathon started and in-spired coding fans. Our colleagues as well as our external took part.

The task was fun-oriented: teams of two people or single fighters programmed virtual roboters who competed in virtual arenas against each other. The programmed Java-codes ensured that the roboters circulated in a special route, fired and evaded the enemy’s roboters. Some of them were flashing, others in bright colours. Via screens, the cities were connected and could follow the other hackathonies.

After several test runs, the final battles started at 6 pm German time. First, the coun-tries battled against one another – Duesseldorf versus Berlin, Bucharest versus Bra-sov – then the five winners of each country against each other.

The first place was won by a student team in Duesseldorf, place two and three went to Bucharest.

These are the winning teams:

  • First place: Shayan Shahpasand und Milad Navidizadeh from Duesseldorf with their roboter Lashkor
  • Second place: Ionut Ungureanu und Iulian Plesoianu from Bucharest with their roboter MaiLightAsa
  • Third place: Radu Pogonariu und Andrei Preda from Bucharest with their roboter YourAverageBot

Congratulations to all participants and thank you ALL for your participation! It was great having you here!

 

What is it about?

This event is about getting together the tech communities in our four cities – Berlin, Düsseldorf, Bucharest and Brasov – and to have fun while coding. This is why we decided to host this international Robocode Hackathon when you will be able to adapt your virtual robot and compete against your peers.

 

1 Hackathon, 2 Countries, 4 Cities

For the first time, we will host the event in 2 countries – Germany and Romania – and 4 cities simultaneously.

The final showdown battles will be done in 2 rounds:

  • A Country Final
  • An international final where the best robots from each country will fight for the TOP 3
Berlin

Berlin

METRO AG, Umspannwerk Kreuzberg,
Paul-Linke-Ufer 23, 10999 Berlin

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Bucharest

Bucharest

TechHub: Strada Nicolae Filipescu 39-41
Bucharest, 020961, District 2
Romania

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Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf

METRO AG, Metro-Straße 1,
40235 Düsseldorf

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Brasov

Brasov

Hotel Ambient, Sala Fortuna
Str. Iulia Maniu, nr.27
Brașov 500091

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METRO Medal

All winners deserve a reward!

The winner of the international showdown final will receive 500 EUR , if a team of two wins it receives 1.000 EUR

the runner-up will get 200 EUR, same here: if a team of two wins, they receive 400 EUR

and the third seeded can look forward to a prize of 100 EUR – a team of two receives 200 EUR.

Do you have a question that you find not answered here? Drop us an email: hackathon@metro.de