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Are you ready to support the next IT generation? Take part in our IT Challenge for Charity and choose which organization you’d like us to donate the prize money of 10,000 Swiss francs to. In other words: you win, we donate.

The future is in your hands: enter the correct answer and support your favourite IT charity project with 10,000 Swiss francs. In other words: you win, we donate.

IT Challenge for Charity

READY FOR THE FUTURE, SET, GO!

Time doesn’t matter – but the right answer does. Have you solved the problem? Then simply enter your answer in the field below. If your answer is correct, you’ll be entered into the draw. Get all the details in our terms and conditions of participation.

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Let’s go!

Starting at PostFinance headquarters, you want to get to our fundraising gala as quickly as possible to hand over 10,000 Swiss francs to one of the IT charity projects.

Starting at PostFinance headquarters, you want to get to our fundraising gala as quickly as possible.

But along the way you have to stop off to pick up a representative from all three organizations. The Educreators, Powercoders and DSD Foundation have already planned small coding events around their sites to attract attention.

But along the way you have to stop at the Educreators, Powercoders and DSD Foundation. They have already planned small coding events around their sites to attract attention. You can see the different ways to reach the events on the map.

Plan your journey so that you travel the shortest possible route. You can see the different ways to reach the events on the map.

How many kilometres is the shortest route?

Simplified representation of the path in the form of icons: Bank icon as PostFinance HQ, 3 high-rise icons representing the 3 charity organizations (Powercoders, Educreators, DSD Foundation). Finally, an arena icon representing the Charityevent

List of Coordinates

List of coordinates for the locations of the events along the route.  
1. PostFinance Headquarter (3 I 5) 
2. Location of Events: 
Event 1 (10 I 8) 
Event 2 (11 I 3) 
Event 3 (14 I 7)
Event 4 (15 I 1)
Event 5 (18 I 5)  
3. Powercoders (22 I 2) 
4. Location of Events: 
Event1 (26 I 4) 
Event 2 (35 I 8) 
Event 3 (26 I 9) 
Event 4 (28 I 13)
Event 5 (19 I 9) 
5. Educreators (19 I 13) 
6. Location of Events: 
Event 1 (12 I 15) 
Event2 (24 I 17) 
Event 3 (30 I 15) 
Event 4 (34 I 17) 
Event 5 (46 I 15) 
7. Digital Self Defence (38 I 14) 
8. Location of Events: 
Event 1 (42 I 13) 
Event 2 (41 I 2)
Event 3 (46 I 9)
Event 4 (48 I 3)
Event 5 (51 I 14) 
9. Charitiy Event (54 I 8)
List of coordinates for the locations of the events along the route.  
1. PostFinance Headquarter (3 I 5) 
2. Location of Events: 
Event 1 (10 I 8) 
Event 2 (11 I 3) 
Event 3 (14 I 7)
Event 4 (15 I 1)
Event 5 (18 I 5)  
3. Powercoders (22 I 2) 
4. Location of Events: 
Event1 (26 I 4) 
Event 2 (35 I 8) 
Event 3 (26 I 9) 
Event 4 (28 I 13)
Event 5 (19 I 9) 
5. Educreators (19 I 13) 
6. Location of Events: 
Event 1 (12 I 15) 
Event2 (24 I 17) 
Event 3 (30 I 15) 
Event 4 (34 I 17) 
Event 5 (46 I 15) 
7. Digital Self Defence (38 I 14) 
8. Location of Events: 
Event 1 (42 I 13) 
Event 2 (41 I 2)
Event 3 (46 I 9)
Event 4 (48 I 3)
Event 5 (51 I 14) 
9. Charitiy Event (54 I 8)

Dependency Map

Dependency Map showing the depencency between different events on the route and possible options. 

Starting at PostFinance Headquarter. 
Possible routes to get to Powercoders: 

1-3-5-Powercoders
1-3-5-2-4-Powercoders
2-4-Powercoders
2-5-Powercoders

Current Location: Powercoders 
Possible routes to get to Educreators: 
1-2-3-4-Powercoders 
1-2-4-Powercoders
1-2-3-5-Powercoders 
3-4-Powercoders
3-5-Powercoders 


Current Location: Educreators 
Possible routes to get to Digital Self Defence Foundation: 
1-2-3-Digital Self Defence 
1-2-4-5-Digital Self Defence 


Current Location: Digital Self Defence
Possible routes to get so the Charityevent: 
1-5-Charitiyevent
1-2-3-Charityevent
1-2-4-Charityevent
Dependency Map showing the depencency between different events on the route and possible options. 

Starting at PostFinance Headquarter. 
Possible routes to get to Powercoders: 

1-3-5-Powercoders
1-3-5-2-4-Powercoders
2-4-Powercoders
2-5-Powercoders

Current Location: Powercoders 
Possible routes to get to Educreators: 
1-2-3-4-Powercoders 
1-2-4-Powercoders
1-2-3-5-Powercoders 
3-4-Powercoders
3-5-Powercoders 


Current Location: Educreators 
Possible routes to get to Digital Self Defence Foundation: 
1-2-3-Digital Self Defence 
1-2-4-5-Digital Self Defence 


Current Location: Digital Self Defence
Possible routes to get so the Charityevent: 
1-5-Charitiyevent
1-2-3-Charityevent
1-2-4-Charityevent

Calculation Example

Coordinate system with axis x and y and an example for the coordinates (3 I 5) and (10 I 8). The Distance is d. 
d = √(x2−x1)2 + (y2−y1)2
d = √(10−3)2 + (8−5)2
d ≈ 7,62
Coordinate system with axis x and y and an example for the coordinates (3 I 5) and (10 I 8). The Distance is d. 
d = √(x2−x1)2 + (y2−y1)2
d = √(10−3)2 + (8−5)2
d ≈ 7,62

Charity projects

FORGING THE DIGITAL FUTURE.

The lucky winner of the IT challenge will get to decide which of the three organizations will receive 10,000 Swiss francs.

Flagship projects

SIGNALLING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE.

We’re working on the future today. By shaping the digital future of banking.

The new PostFinance app

NEXT-GENERATION BANKING.

The new PostFinance app makes banking easier and more convenient than ever before – in fact, PostFinance was one of the first financial institutions to opt for secure logins based on the FIDO (UAF) standard. The new app will be available to download in early March.

Kubernetes

ORCHESTRATING THE FUTURE WITH AN OPEN-SOURCE SOLUTION

Banking is becoming more and more digitalized. With Kubernetes, PostFinance has implemented an open-source solution that fits seamlessly with its IT infrastructure. You can learn about the challenges of integrating existing apps and about the Kubernetes trends of the future on our blog.

Ormera

ELECTRIFYING THE FUTURE.

Ormera is a user-friendly platform for measuring and billing self-generated electricity. It combines smart meters with highly secure blockchain technology. Read more about what the application can do on our blog.

IT jobs

The digital future needs pioneers like you.

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