Bonus points

You can get additional points if you e.g. take part in programming contests during the course. We will post information about such opportunities here and advertise them also in the Zulip forum of the course. To receive points, simply submit the relevant form in this section, and our course staff will check it.

Course feedback

If you submit course feedback using the official Aalto course feedback system, you will get 1 extra point.

NCPC practice contest

We will organize an online practice contest on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 12.00pm–5.00pm. If you take part in this contest, all team members will get 2 points for each problem that you solve. This is a re-run of some old programming contest. Here is the link to the contest in CSES:

This is an opportunity to get practice for your NCPC team, so please follow all the usual NCPC rules: you compete as a team of at most 3 people, you can only use once computer, and you do not have access to the Internet.


NCPC, the Nordic Collegiate Programming Contest, will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023. If you take part in NCPC, all team members will get 3 points for each problem that you solve.

Please note that you will need to register your team in advance; you cannot compete unless you have registered. This is a contest held at many physical sites in parallel, and there is a site at Aalto University, in the computer science building.

Computer In A Room Challenge

You can get bonus points for a successful participation in the Computer In A Room Challenge organized by the European Space Agency. We will decide the precise scoring once the results are out, but if your team makes it to the finals, you will get 10 points per team member.

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