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Code Wars 2016

What is it?

Windward’s Student Code Wars are unlike any other code war or hackathon – in this AI strategy game, you go head to head against the best students all over the world.  Teams from top universities have just 8 hours to analyze a problem, write the best AI using Python, Java, Microsoft C++, OR C#, create a solution, test it against the entries of the other programming experts, and earn the highest score to win amazing prizes. Strategy and skill are rewarded, but the winning code isn’t always the cleanest.  All’s fair in love and war.

For more information on what a Code War really is, click here.

For details and prep information on this year’s Code Wars, click here.

To view the details of last year’s Code Wars, click here.

How can I bring Code Wars to my school?

Code Wars 2016 Registration is now open!  Please sign up here!

Want to know what it’s like to participate in Code Wars? Read a first-hand account to find out just how exciting and challenging it can be!

Code Wars 2014 Results

Click here for the Code Wars finals scores and videos.

Code Wars 2014 Rules and Code

Click here for the full Code Wars rules and code.

The January 2012 Windward International Collegiate Championship at Harvey Mudd:

The January 2012 Windward International Collegiate Championship at Purdue:

The August 2011 Code War at the University of Colorado:





  • -Past Participants-

    Boston University
    Brown University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    College of William and Mary
    Colorado College
    Colorado School of Mines
    Colorado State University
    Columbia University
    Computer Science Center – Saint Petersburg
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Harvey Mudd College
    Hendrix College
    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Michigan Tech
    Penn State
    Princeton University
    Purdue University
    Saint Petersburg State University
    Stanford University
    UC San Diego
    United States Military Academy
    University of Alberta
    University of Central Florida
    University of Chicago
    University of Colorado
    University of Illinois
    University of Maryland
    University of Massachusetts
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Toronto
    University of Victoria
    University of Wisconsin