Will Code for Drinks

Social event at ScrollBar, IT University of Copenhagen

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Will Code For Drinks is a social event originating at ScrollBar at IT University of Copenhagen Teams of friends collaborate to solve entertaining programming problems in return for free beverages at the bar.

With more than 150 teams participating, Will Code For Drinks is one of the largest programming events in Scandinavia. The problems are constructed to be attractive for newcomers, the atmosphere is extremely relaxed, and participants are encouraged to help each other with problem solving, debugging, or basic programming language or computer issues. Assistants are available and eager to help at all times during the event. The focus is on problem solving, social interaction within and among teams, programming, confidence-building and fun.

Although Will Code For Drinks is not a coding competition and there’s no prizes to win for programming skills, we do have a special challenge for you. Show off your creativity and style, and get ready to flaunt your unique team spirit and coding fashion. The number one best-dressed team will be awarded a prize by the end of the event.

Who is this for?

The event should be entertaining and meaningful for programmers at every skill level: Even if you have zero confidence in your own programming ability, we promise that you’ll get at least one problem done. On the other hand, the harder problems should be enough to keep experienced programmers busy. Don’t expect to solve all problems; aim at two or three.

The target participants are first-year students with a few months of introductory programming under their belt, and who have never participated in something like this. Some of the problems are easy enough even for Computer Science professors!

Next event

We aim at hosting Will Code For Drinks 2024 sometime in November 2024.

(No) Preparation

No formal preparation is required, you can show up at the last minute. However:


Here’s how to have the most fun:

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