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Our web team at 10Degrees make every effort to ensure that their work is widely accessible and we and they thought you might like to know how they do that. Beyond the technical side of reviewing the site structure and html, we also take neuro-diversity issues seriously, and, as the team says below, if there is anything we can do to make the competition more accessible for you or for someone you know, then please get in touch. You can … Read on

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The Marking system

Alongside the change to daily deadlines (from midnight back to 11pm) we are also trying a new marking algorithm this year. We are using something called the Damerau-Levenshtein metric to measure how different your answer is to the one we have prepared. If this distance is 1, that means that you need to make one elementary correction to your solution to fix it, so for example by changing one letter, deleting one letter, inserting one letter or switching an adjacent … Read on

 · Harry

Submission Deadlines

We have made one important change this year which is to move the competition points deadlines back to 11pm. We used to say up to midnight, but firstly that is a bit unfair on younger competitors, secondly it is a bit late for us to be helping if there is a problem, and thirdly it is much clearer what we mean. (Does midnight mean 00.00.00 or 24.00.00 – computers (and competitors) care about things like that!)

 · Harry

Submitting your answers

There is info about submitting your answers in the FAQs and to the Rules, Regulations and Policies page, so if you are unsure what you should put in the answer box, head over there and check it out.