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By haleyk100198, history, 2 months ago, In English

Credit Suisse is conducting an annual hackathon facing to University students as usual, though this year will be virtual due to COVID situation in Hong Kong.

Targetted audience

The contest is open to all full-time University students studying in Singapore / Hong Kong graduating in 2021 — 2024, either UG or TPG.

Dates

Registration deadline is on 13th September, the entire event will be conducted between 25 afternoon — 27 afternoon -- Make sure you are available for the entire weekend!

Prizes

Site / 1st / 2nd / 3rd | HKG(HKD) / 12500 / 7800 / 5100 | SGP(SGD) / 2200 / 1400 / 950.

Due to SGP laws, the host cannot giveaway cash prices without being taxed, so prizes are given with items of equivalent market value (2018 prize: iPad 6 x3, 2019 prize: Electronic product vouchers). There are also policies preventing banks from gifting too much to an individual entity so the prizes for individuals have an adjusted weighting, though they will compete for the same pool with teams, i.e. there are only 3 slots of prices, champion / 1st runner-up / 2nd runner-up, the actual payout depends on whether a team or an an individual won the slot. SGP / HKG site has their prize pools separated.

Contest format

Unlike many other hiring hackathons that devleops applications, Codeit Suisse has a format similar to HackerEarth contests -- You get problem statements with competitive programming syntax stating IO range and format, and also partial credit per test case. Max team size is 3 just like ICPC (Speaking of which many top ICPC members from CUHK / HKU / HKUST has joined).

Third party libraries imports are ALLOWED. The only restriction is that you should not collude with others outside of your team (of course).

For more contest details / careers promotion information, check out the official website here . From past years experiences the application is highly contested so make sure your application is polished enough to get through screening.

Past Problems

There is no official archive of problems, though you may search for unofficial backups (and also mirror stats) made by participants on Github.

 
 
 
 
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Hi haleyk100198 I have received the email from CodeIT about overwhelming response after submitting an application, and stating that "You can also re-visit this web site to check the status of your event application."

May I know what is the website to check the status out? There doesn't seem any link there and the original application link just shows "application closed".

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    Apologies for the late reply.

    You are probably on the right site (the Yello site which you registered at), just that you didn't logged in properly at: https://creditsuisse.recsolu.com/

    Anyhow, we have been sending invitation emails on a rolling basis, so as the updates on the application site. Either way, the invitations / rejections should be finalized soon enough.

    By the off chances if you are not selected for the event (which would be surprising for a CF Master), I'd encourage you to stay tune for our career opportunities and contests (other CS contests also have price pool at similar scale) in the future. The event is highly prioritized for students on their penultimate years (for hiring purposes), and sometimes our screening team has to regrettably turn off talented FM/juniors. :|

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      It shows "You currently have no events scheduled." Does it mean that I am not selected?

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        Regrettably so, unless someone else freed up some extra spots to the pool. :|

        I noticed that you are from Hong Kong according to your CF profile, if you are a FM (which means HR will not be prioritizing you on next year), try to find a senior / alumni for strong internal referrals if you are studying in the big3.