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Advent of Code 2023 – FSR Leaderboard

Christmas season is upon us again, and as every year, some people are most looking forward to the curiosity of opening their advent calendar. And this year we have found another special calendar for you all: For the second year in a row, we present to you “Advent of Code”. Advent of Code (AoC) is a digital advent calendar designed by computer scientists for computer scientists, and therefore contains small programming puzzles and challenges for you. Every day there is a two-part challenge, the solution of which can earn you up to two stars. You don’t need any prior knowledge of competitive programming or advanced algorithms and data structures to solve them. Best of all, you can use your favourite programming language. The puzzles are usually designed in such a way that you can quickly find the solution with logical-analytical thinking and a little puzzling. The puzzles are also part of a cute little story in which you can help Father Christmas to make Christmas really happen. In the end, AoC is not necessarily about solving all the puzzles – real fans just want to know the whole story. But if you really want a challenge, then AoC has this up its sleeve for you: if you are particularly fast and one of the first 100 to solve the task of the day, you will receive points on the global leaderboard. The student council has also created a private leaderboard for you, where you can compete with all other SIC students. Rumour has it that professors are also on the board anonymously. It should be noted, however, that the puzzles for us are published at 06:00 in the morning – so if you want to climb to the top, you must be willing to get up early as well as…

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Winter Party 2022

After the long Corona break, we are happy to finally be able to organise the (hopefully from now on) annual Winter Party again. It will take place on Tuesday, December 06, from 10 am in our student council rooms (above the iCoffee). There will be mulled wine, children’s punch, hot cocoa, waffles and crêpes. Since Christmas is just around the corner both rooms will be decorated accordingly (rumour has it that you can even eat the decorations). We cordially invite you to sit down in our rooms to forget a little about the upcoming mid-term exams and exercise sheets. Of course, all this is 100% free of charge for you, as always, but we are happy to accept a donation to the Tafel Saarbrücken (food bank) or the Kältebus Saarbrücken (shelter for homeless people). We would like to support them in their work assisting people in need. The event is kindly sponsored by ELO Digital Office. If you are also a nerd at heart, take a look at www.nerdy-at-heart.com.

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