CodeSprint - Sudoku

This is going to be a fun contest. Sudoku is a logic based number placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid (also called "boxes", "blocks", "regions", or "sub-squares") contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. The puzzle setter provides a partially completed grid, which typically has a unique solution.
There's going to be just one challenge related to Sudoku and is an approximation algorithm puzzle.

  • CodeSprint - Sudoku

    Region: All

    This is a 12-hour contest involving a challenge based on the popular game Sudoku.
    The event is on December 1st at 11:00 AM PST and will be on for 12 hours. It will be an approximate algorithm challenge; naive backtracking of course won't work

Prizes

  • WINNER: Office hours with Gayle Laakmann McDowell


    Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder / CEO of CareerCup, which provides programming interview prep for candidates interviewing with Microsoft, Google, Amazon and many other companies. Gayle has worked as a software engineer for Microsoft, Apple and Google. At Google, she interviewed over 150 candidates in three countries and served on Google’s hiring committee for 3 years. Gayle is the author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume.

    Ranks #1-10 get a signed copy of Cracking the Coding interview

    Cracking the Coding Interview gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to ace your interview. The book is over 500 pages and includes 150 programming interview questions and answers, as well as other advice. It made to the top 100 books in Amazon.

Contact

  • Still have questions? Email us at codesprint@interviewstreet.com. The event is on December 1st at 11:00 AM PST and will be on for 12 hours.

Are you a company interested in participating in a CodeSprint? Feel free to drop a mail at: codesprint@interviewstreet.com