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Battle Snake


Battle Snake

Put your coding skills to the test and walk away with prizes!

Battlesnake is an annual AI programming competition hosted in Victoria BC. It is the largest programming competition in British Columbia. There are three tiers of competition, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced each with their own prize pool.

Top prize for Advanced is $4000. Github and AWS will be onsite to run tutorials to help first time participants successfully deploy their first Snake AI.

Event: Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 4pm
Location: Victoria Conference Centre 9:00am-8:00pm
Partner Sponsors: Workday & Github
Projected attendance: 800+ (5th year running)

How it Works:

Battlesnake is a fun way to practice programming and learn new skills. Groups and individuals develop Snakes using modern, real-world technology. Read the docs, deploy your snake to a live web server, and join other programmers trying to be the last snake slithering.

Link: https://play.battlesnake.io/

Platform Sponsor: Github


  • The event has tripled in size over the last 4 years, outgrowing two venues

  • Over $15,000 in prizes and giveaways

  • Free to attend and participate, all ages, spectators are very welcome ○

  • Friends and families to cheer, tournament starts at 4pm ○

  • Streaming live on Twitch - www.twitch.tv/events/yyjf196MQTGGhXuvO3Z6cA

  • Goal is to foster community and grow developer talent within Canada

  • Battlesnake is 100% open source & community built