Over 50 days, 13388 teams from 1152 colleges/schools/organizations belonging to 93 countries spread all over the globe and 4 rounds of gruesome online programming battle, later we finally have the finalists of SnackDown 2016. The road to finals for each one of these teams was clad with tough competition from their counterparts yearning for the same. They not only fought them, but also worked hard in different time zones to solve those problems served to them in different rounds of the contest. And with their sheer persistence and application of some fine programming approaches to solve the problems, here they are, standing tall at the gate of SnackDown 2016 Finale.
All of them will put in their heart and souls to win the ultimate title of SnackDown 2016 Champion and we know that. So, while we wait for the finale, let us come together in commemorating their fine achievement and to acknowledge the brilliance of all the teams who participated in the 3rd edition of SnackDown.
Let’s start by giving you the final stats for SnackDown 2016:
- Total teams registered: 13,388
- Total no. of individuals who took part in the contest: 17238
- No. of teams from college/university: 11784
- No. of teams from school: 358
- No. of teams from organization: 1090
The road to the finale was a lot harder than those numbers suggest. Trust us, it was. And here are the brainy geniuses who battled their way into the finals.
We start with the Best Girls Team:
The Best Indian School Team:
The Top 25 Global Teams:
And finally, the Indian Top 25 Teams:
A huge round of applause for all our winners!
Now, as we announced, that top 15 teams from the global and Indian category, along with the all girls team and best Indian school team will be flown down for an all expense trip to the SnackDown 2016 Finale scheduled form 7th – 11th July 2016 at the CodeChef’s headquarters in Mumbai, India. As for the remaining 10 teams from both the categories, they can come at their expense, while their local transport and accommodation will be taken care by us. And should they win the SnackDown 2016, even their onsite travel expense will get reimbursed. This will be the first instance when some of the finest programming brains from all over the globe will be under one roof and we could not be more excited. We are sure you are too. So, while we wait for the competition, we will be sharing some interesting insights into the lives of our finalists in our #KnowYourSnackDownFinalist series of blog posts. So, keep watching this space as we approach towards the finale.
As we put pen down on this post, we would like to congratulate all our winners and participants from SnackDown 2016. We hope you are enjoying the contest.