The challenge is free and open to any individuals around the globe. We'll help you get started with a step-by-step tutorial and all the resources you'll need to create your very first bot. From there, we welcome you to use any tools at your arsenal to improve your bot before play-offs!
Yes, because this is a virtual event, we're opening up the challenge to participants all over the globe. However, time zones and dates will be in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and tailored for participants based in Australia and New Zealand. Please pre-register here and indicate that you are based internationally to ensure that we can design the best event experience possible. Note that due to the limited spots available, pre-registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot (but we'll make sure to put you on the waitlist in case a spot opens up!).
This challenge will require your submission to be written in Python. If you're not familiar with Python, our event partners General Assembly run a range of online classes. You can check out their free 'Intro to Python' online classes by clicking the button below (link will open in a new tab):
No, this challenge is all about your programming and problem solving skills. But if you've already got some skills in AI/ML and think you can apply them in this challenge - go ahead!
You'll have the majority of the week to develop your bot - you can use as much or as little of the time as you wish. Pre-register your interest here to claim your spot and get notified when we release the full competition rules.
It's a surprise! 🙊 The game will involve programming your bot to avoid hazards, while collecting points and taking down your opponents. We'll announce the details of the challenge closer to the launch date.
While we encourage you to team up with others, you absolutely can be a superstar and take on the challenge on your own. Closer to the event, we'll also open up our community Discord group where we can help you find extra members to assemble a team.
Yes! More details on this will be coming soon. Pre-register here and let us know who you want to represent.