By lyft, 9 days ago, In English,

We are thrilled to announce the Lyft Level 5 Challenge hosted by Codeforces and sponsored by Lyft. This international competition consists of two, timed rounds, where competitors will solve multiple algorithmic puzzles much like the ones we’re solving at Level 5, Lyft’s self-driving division.

Round 1: Elimination

On Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 10:00 PDT, the competition kicks off with a standard two-hour round of five problems. The top 100 participants will win a Lyft Level 5 Challenge t-shirt. The top 30 contestants located in the San Francisco Bay area will be invited to Round 2.

Round 2: Final at Level 5

On Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 10:00 PST, round 2 kicks off with a standard two-hour round of five problems. Up to 30 contestants will compete for prizes at the Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto, California, and Codeforces will host a parallel round for offsite participants. After the challenge, stick around for a Level 5 team social.

Round 2 Prizes

  • First place: $2000
  • Second place: $1000
  • Third place: $500

Terms and conditions apply.

About Level 5

Level 5 is Lyft’s self-driving division based in Palo Alto, California, and Munich, Germany, where we’re building a full self-driving system. Engineers at Level 5 are equipping vehicles with the latest advancements in sensors and applying deep learning to predict and perceive the world around us. We’re leveraging route by route data from the 10 million Lyft rides completed weekly to both rapidly advance our technology and train our vehicles.

Every member of our fast-moving, collaborative team has the opportunity to have an outsized influence on our self-driving development. And we’re passionate problem solvers, too. Meet Vladimir Iglovikov [kaggle], Viktor Barinov [cf, tc], and Alex Lapin [kaggle, cf, tc].

Help define the future of self-driving technology with us at Level 5. See our open roles at lyft.com/level5, and follow us on Twitter @LyftLevel5.

What is Lyft?

Lyft is the fastest growing ridesharing company in the United States with coverage for over 95% of Americans in all 50 states. We’re working toward our mission of improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.

 
 
 
 
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I couldn't actually find it in the post, so......

Is it rated?

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timeanddate links are pointing to wrong dates :)

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Hey, I am red on codeforces, Asking this from fake account. Can you tell us what if I am in top 20 and not in USA, Any chances to get interviewed by lyft by making it in top 20 in round 1?

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    Why would you create a fake account to ask this question? Isn't that easier to ask from your real account to show that you're indeed red?

    By the way, I'm pretty sure that you can get interviewed by Lyft even without taking part in their contest by just clicking a button "Join the team" on their website — https://www.lyft.com/self-driving-vehicles/engineers.

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elmination round will hold in CF ?

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Not gonna lie I was thinking this Level 5 is the one that created Professor Layton series (plus it mentioned "puzzle" on the blogpost so I was convinced XD).

Looking forward to the competition tho.

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    We need rounds sponsored by game developers with games collector's editions as prizes.

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      Hell yeah gimme dat Minesweeper collector's edition

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Only Bay Area contestants can advance to round 2? What about other parts of the US?

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    We invite top-30 participants who don't need sponsored travel to our location. If you get good score in round-1, want to be invited to onsite, and can manage travel costs, don't hesitate to send a personal message and we'll definitely consider you when processing scoreboard.

    For those who don't get into onsite we will have parallel round, but unfortunately there will be no prizes.