International Problem Solving Competition
Dyalog Ltd is pleased to host the International APL Problem Solving Competition. The challenge has two phases:
- Phase I consists of ten simple problems that must all be solved.
- Phase II consists of more complex problems in three categories.
We encourage students at all levels of education, anywhere in the world, to participate. Non-students are welcome to submit solutions and may receive an honourable mention, but proof of enrolment in a full-time educational program is required to win a cash prize.
The 2017 International APL Problem Solving Competition
For the rules and to enter, see http://www.dyalogaplcompetition.com.
24 April – competition launches
15 July – deadline for submissions
1 August – winners announced
Phase II – Grand Prize Winner
receives a cash prize of $2,500 USD and an invitation to present their winning work at Dyalog '17 in Denmark
Phase II – Second Place
receives a cash prize of $1,250 USD
Phase II – Third Place
receives a cash prize of $750 USD
Phase II – Winning Professional Entrant
receives a delegate package registration for Dyalog '17 in Denmark
Phase II Winners selected from submissions that have a correct solution to any problem in any Phase II problem set
receive a cash prize of $200 USD (5 awarded)
Phase I Winners based on the most accurate/well-written submissions
receive a cash prize of $100 USD (10 awarded)
Details of the problems set in previous years (and the appropriate workspaces to help solve them) can be downloaded from the table below; this table also includes information on the main prize winners for each year.
Our blog includes posts relating to some of the problems set in previous years, with pointers on how they might be solved.