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TI-Concours 2014
« on: December 26, 2013, 02:45:10 pm »
Hello everyone !

That's official, TI-Concours has started today ! Of course, I hope that this fourth edition of the contest will be full of success.

What is the TI-Concours ?

Created in 2011, TI-Concours is an international calculator programming contest, focusing on TI-z80 and TI-Nspire.
For the 2014 edition, four categories (and thus four languages) are allowed :

* TI-Basic z80 (excepting PCSE);
* Axe;
* z80 assembly (excepting PCSE);
* Nspire Lua.

Veterans will notice that 68K TI-Basic is not in the course anymore.

For 2014, the contest will be divided into two rounds : qualifications and final.

Qualifications

As you can guess by the name, qualifications will select people for the final round : they are made of one or two imposed subjects depending on the language.

The setting of these imposed subject that made their first appearance in the first edition of the contest made the TI-Concours unique by his way of functioning. Not only they permit to show the programming skills of each contestant, but they only show their ability to follow rules and constraints (hence the name, "imposed subjects").

The main advantage of these subjects is that they allow for fair and objective grading : everyone gives back the "same" program !

Once this is done, all contestants are graded out of 300 points, and the bests of each category will be qualified for the final round.
Please note that in the Nspire Lua category, there will only be one subject for 2 weeks, graded out of 300 points. In other categories, there are two one-week subjects, graded out of 100 and 200 respectively.

The final round


Qualified contestants participate in two new rounds : a 20-minutes oral (no preparation) and an on-calc test (three hours plus 20 minutes to upload all programs). The oral, which is done with a jury member, consists in questions about the programming language concerned by the contestant's category, but also on TI calculators in general. The main goal is to be as effective as possible, effectively the faster you answer questions, the more points you get ! The on-calc test consists in several programs that you'll have to write in a specified amount of time. A common theme will lead the writing of these programs, we hope, with a funny side Wink
Those two rounds are graded out of 400, for a final total out of 1100 points (try to get above 1000 first).

Dates


Registering starts the 26th of December and ends the 13th of January for the jury. Contestants are free to register until the first round is done in the concerned category (so yeah, you can register one day before the deadline of round 1).


Orals will take place from 5th to 11th of April, and on-calc tests the 12th and 13th of April. The plan is to have definitive results the 28th of April. You can note that the contest starts early to end early (relative to previous years), so that noone has problems with exams or anything.

Jury

http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=13730&p=155944


Prizes


- 4 TI-84 +  CSE
- 4 TI-Nspire CAS
- 20 stickers TI-Planet
- 1 usb key 2Gb (2.0)

The total value is oner 1200$. :D

Registering

I hope that many of you will click on this link ! Anyway, thank you for reading !

« Last Edit: January 15, 2014, 08:41:50 am by noelthebest »

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 05:31:22 pm »
sounds interesting! :D
Also, what about hybrid basic?

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 09:04:24 pm »
Entering in Axe again! :D
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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 06:56:36 am »
I'll be volunteer as a judge, if not, I want to enter the contest! :p

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 08:48:53 am »
Please register, then. ;)

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 01:49:46 pm »
I aldready registered.

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 03:27:05 pm »
I aldready registered.

Hmm, this is weird. I can't see you anywhere.

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2013, 03:50:29 pm »
Cool! Also, for some of the English readers, they might mix up " (excepting PCSE)" as " (accepting PCSE)" since a bunch of English speakers mix up accept/except. In this case, the PCSE models are excluded.

I might join, but I don't think I will be able to do well. It is my last semester of college coming up, so I will be very distracted.

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 09:21:33 pm »
Wait, so we don't enter one specific program like we did in the Omnimaga Contest 2013?
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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2013, 10:41:21 am »
ClrDraw : when the contest starts, you'll have one week or two to make the program you are asked to. There will be one or two rounds like this, and then if you do well you can enter the final round. ;)

Xeda : I hope you will be able to enter the contest. ;)

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2013, 12:24:49 pm »
Okay thanks, I get it now.
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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2013, 03:42:45 pm »
I registered for BASIC (hopefully it actually registered me). Looking forward to it. :D
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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 03:44:16 pm »
noel, you should update your sig IMO :P it's a bit outdated now.

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2013, 05:07:12 am »
SpenceBoy98 : yes, I saw you in the database. ;D

matref : oops... :p

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Re: TI-Concours 2014
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 12:01:35 pm »
I just realized I'm up against matref.

I guess this'll be fun, then.
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