The 18th season of the championship lasted two months, from September 9, 2021, to October 29, 2021. Traditionally, DEV CHALLENGE XVIII was held in three stages: Qualification, Online Round, and Final.
In Season 18, there were offered 10 nominations in 6 areas: starting from the traditional Backend, Frontend, Manual QA, and Product Design, to the new nominations for all, such as BigData, DevOps, Unity, and Artist. Nominations were judged by 34 expert judges.
More than 1,300 participants registered to participate in the competition, and 109 best developers made it to the finals.
Maryna Bryzhak, Product Design, 2nd place:
“What did I like the most? First of all, I liked working on a real project. Secondly, I loved the help from the organizers, both in chats and offline. My motivations to participate are networking and expansion of my understanding of how the industry works.”
Yevhen Yanishevskyi, UI Design, 1st place:
“Organization at the highest level, very interesting tasks, cool partners, and great networking opportunities. I participated for the first time, but I'm sure it won't be the last one! Improving an application that is used by more than 10 million Ukrainians is an extremely interesting experience.”
“I participated for the first time, but I'm sure it won't be the last one!”
Such cool companies as Readdle, ELEKS, KitRUM, Regrow, Sinofy, Marhaba, and Era7 became partners of the Championship.
Two days of the Final were held offline in Unit.City, and gave all participants incredible impressions and unforgettable emotions.
Anna Golovko, Product Design:
“Awesome competition, atmosphere, and new experience! I'm glad I took the opportunity to participate in this year's Dev Challenge and test my skills. Also, it is incredible that there was an option to come offline, the atmosphere decides a lot, and another important bonus is the expansion of my professional acquaintances. It was fascinating to test my strength and do a large amount of work in 8 hours. It's an interesting experience. During the finals, there is maximum focus on the task and you are willing to move heaven and earth! ”
We are grateful to all partners, judges, and every participant for their participation.