We had some amazing entries for the Summer 2019 contest. When the dust settled, here were our three winners. Congratulations!
United Kingdom... read more
Friday, August 30, 2019 6:32:00 PM
It is natural for an employer to test your skills before hiring you, so they can determine if you are the right fit for their company and their projects. The same principle is followed by employers who are looking for programmers or app and software developers. This time, they are likely to provide a coding assessment test, which you must ace to... read more
Monday, March 18, 2019 5:56:00 AM
Ready to prove your programming prowess? Herbert's Summer 2018 Contest is happening this weekend!
This year we are using a different format. Instead of having 30 days to complete the test, you'll have just 30 minutes to solve as many levels as you can. There are 10 levels in the contest, ranging from easy to difficult. How far can you... read more
Thursday, August 30, 2018 5:25:00 PM
Herbert's Summer 2017 Contest ended yesterday and the final leaderboard is available here. Congratulations to misaki from Japan for winning this contest. As you can see, it was a close match between misaki and several others, including AlexDinaro of Russia, wwvww of Japan, and Blakman of Russia, and at least one other top competitor that did not... read more
Saturday, September 2, 2017 8:33:00 PM
Good news! We just opened our summer contest for 2017, with 25 new Herbert levels to challenge you, ranging from easy to mind-blowing. The contest will be open through the end of July. How well can you do?
You can access the contest here, using the old Herbert app.
Or give our alpha web/mobile app a try! Just head over to... read more
Monday, July 3, 2017 9:49:00 PM
One of the first questions people ask when beginning to take an Intro Programming course, is how do you test someone’s ability to code? The general answer is having students code on paper, by being asked questions which challenge them to write a program using skills they should have mastered. The next question tends to be why. The testing... read more
Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:59:00 PM
I am very pleased to announce that Herbert, the challenge previously in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup online software programming competition, is back! We are kicking off a new Herbert competition for summer 2016.
Herbert challenges your ability to see patterns and create algorithms to produce these patterns. It can be used both as a teaching... read more
Friday, May 27, 2016 7:57:00 PM