SEMS challenge
SEMS challenge

About 6 or 10 moths ago we were searching for a student to work with us in the SEMS project. In order to reduce the number of applications I started a challenge. To solve this challenge you had to show some understanding for basic techniques and programming languages, so we didn’t waste our time with people not able to write a single line of source code.

And what should I say? It was successful! We’re now a great team with three students :D

However, currently this challenge seems to spread over the internet. And lot’s of people try to solve it (and many submit a wrong answer^^). But even worse, some of you guys try to exploit it by submitting something like

"; SHOW TABLES;

In general I don’t care. It was just some lines of PHP that send me an email in case of a correct answer. There is no database and the worst that can happen is a full inbox, but now I decided to close this challenge and instead forward users to this article.

Thus, if you arrive here feel free to apply for a job! I guess all of my readers, even if they didn’t solve this challenge, are perfect fellows…

If you nevertheless want to give it a try you can download the challenge.


Martin Scharm

stuff. just for the records.


2 Comments

Sam | Permalink | 2014-07-24 22:19:14

In the message it says “next level”. I’m just curious, does that mean there were there more challenges that have been removed?

Martin Scharm | Permalink | 2014-07-30 23:22:47

The next level (and real challenge) would have been the job in our group. :D

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