Friday, December 11 at 5 PM PST to Sunday, December 13 at 5 PM PST. You are encouraged to "sign up" for the contest on HackerRank ASAP, but you will only be able to read and solve the problems within this 48-hour time period.
The top 3 winners will each earn a $25 Amazon gift card. All finalists will be recognized on our website.
You will have 48 hours to solve 2 problems - they will be similar in style to the problems you solved in the initial contest, but on different topics and with greater difficulty. No prior knowledge of political science is required.
At the end of the 48 hour contest period, we will determine winners by looking at total points earned on the HackerRank leaderboard. If there are ties in the final score, we will use time of submission as a tiebreaker. For example, suppose 2 students each earned a score of 15 (arbitrary number). One student earned that score of 15 within 12 hours of the start of the contest, while another earned it within 40 hours. The student who scored within 12 hours would be ranked higher.
-Internet access is permitted; cite all sources used (url, name of website etc) as comments. You may also import libraries. However, all code written must be your own; you may not collaborate or discuss problems with other individuals (apart from emailing email@example.com in case of questions/clarifications).