Proggy-Buggy – International Programming Competition

On Saturday, December 9, 2023, the next edition of the International Programming Competition Proggy-Buggy Towel Contest will take place. The event is organized by DataArt, a company specializing in technological consulting.

The competition is open to all programming enthusiasts who enjoy solving problems, are familiar with console applications and standard input-output streams, and can write programs. DataArt invites both amateurs, students, and professionals who are actively involved in coding to participate in the competition. The fall edition allows for individual participation or registration as a team of up to 3 people.

The Proggy-Buggy competition consists of 13 algorithmic problems to be solved in 42 minutes. The solution to each task is a console application, and the source code can be written in any programming language (C, C++, Free Pascal, Java, Mono C#, Python, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript). The working language of the competition is English. Participation is free, but pre-registration is required on the website >>>

The competition takes place online, allowing participation from anywhere in the world. Additionally, there is an option to participate in the competition in person at one of our offices in Lublin, at ul. T. Zana 39A (6th floor). The number of places in the office is limited to 15 participants. Those interested in participating in person in Lublin can sign up through the website >>>

The Proggy-Buggy competition has been organized since 2013. Previous editions have attracted over 10,000 participants from more than 60 countries. The competition is inspired by Douglas Adams’ science fiction novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”


  1. When and where: December 9, 2023, at 11:00
  2. Every participant, whether participating online or offline, must register on the website: Online participation (from anywhere in the world)
  3. Offline participation (welcome to our office in Lublin, sign up >>>
  4. Four categories – “Student,” “Amateur,” “Professional,” or “Superhero”
  5. Individual or team participation (teams of up to 3 people). Participants must have their own laptop and a stable internet connection.
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