About "İSBAK Yazılım Maratonu '18"


Yazılım Maratonu brings together talented young people who can develop algorithms and solve problems with big companies in the industry. During the two day contest, questions will be asked, workshops, training and seminars will take place. ituym@ituieee.com


Each of the first 3 teams will get 3 Macbooks/iPhones/iPads regardless of  their number of members.


Activities that will take place during the final
  • The 25 finalist teams will come to ITU Ayazağa Campus on the event day and the marathon will start. Points will be collected from the answers given to the questions to be asked in the total 2 day event and sorted according to the scores of the teams.
Workshops and Training
  • 25 finalists will be able to participate in the workshops and training activities to be realized by the leading companies in the sector. Anyone who joins these events, will get chances to win lotteries. The lotteries will take place just after the contest prizes are distributed.
  • We will provide accommodation for finalists from out of town. We will have food service for all finalists. The finalists meet the transportation costs themselves.
  • You can chat with the officials from the sponsoring companies during the marathon and between sessions to enjoy their experience. You can meet and network with participants from other universities.

Application Process



Teams will apply with their university and team informations.

Until 18 January 23:59



8-10 Questions will be answered online.

19 January 23:59 - 21 January 23:59



25 Qualifying teams for the final will be announced.

23 January



Finalist teams will compete trying to win the prizes at Istanbul Technical University.

3 - 4 March

Important Reminders

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9 Prizes
25 Finalist
2 Days
1500 Competitors in Total



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Media Sponsors


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Latest news about the marathon

Frequently Asked Question

15 January 2017

1.Can I apply for the marathon?
You can apply to the marathon if you are a student in a university regardless of your major. (Associate and PhD Students are very much welcome to apply) 
2.How many people can I apply with ?
You can compete yourself or with your team. (A team of 2 or 3 members) It is always adviced to attend with a team of 3 to make your chance higher to win. It is not possible to apply with more than 3 competitors.
3.Which languages are going to be used to answer the questions ?
Your goal is to write a program that solves the problem to find the correct outputs for given inputs. Teams are going to be able to use C, C++ , C#, Java, Python2, Python3, Haskell languages. You can always answer different questions with different languages.
4.How will the qualifying round be?
A link will be sent to teams on 19th of January if they were successfully applied until 18th of January 23.59 through an e-mail. Teams are going to login to their accounts via the information they were given. Qualifying Round will take 48 hours and the first 25 teams will be announced as Finalists.
5.What is waiting for us on Final days?
After the opening, the YM'17 starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. after various events like workshops and instructions. Then we will go to a restaurant for dinner. A similar schedule will apply for 2nd day too. With a little addition. We will announce our lucky competitors for their surprise gifts and our winners for their prizes. After the ceremony, the marathon ends.
6.We are coming from another city/country. What expenses are you going to cover for us  ?
We are going to cover for your accommodation for 2 nights. Breakfast and lunch will be served on both days without any cost. We will not be covering your transportation in Istanbul. But we will be asking for your universities to cover your transportation to come from other cities/countries. Detailed information will be sent as an e-mail to the qualifiers for the final.
7.Can I team up with students from other universities?
Yes, you can. We ask for you to fill the related fields carefully in the registration form.

Qualifying Round Questions-Answers of "Yazılım Maratonu '18"

05 February 2018

Click here for the answers.

Qualifying Round Results of "Yazılım Maratonu '17"

15 February 2017

Click here for the finalist teams of YM'17.

Final Round Questions of "Yazılım Maratonu '16"

1 February 2017

Click here to view the questions of YM'16 Final Round.

Registrations Are Now Open For Yazılım Maratonu '17

January 9, 2017

The biggest software marathon of Turkey is going to be better than ever. You can apply until 9th of February!

Click here to register.

Countdown For Yazılım Maratonu '17

July 20, 2016

Countdown for YM'17 has started. Stay informed for the biggest software marathon of Turkey.

Yazılım Maratonu '16 Has Ended

We congratulate our winners uNaGi, BUTeam and bodtulkent .We also thank all of teams for their efforts. Click here to read our Coordinator's magazine article.

Answers For The Questions Of The Qualifying Round Of Yazılım Maratonu '16

January 27, 2016

Click here to see the answers.

Yazılım Maratonu '15 Qualifying Round Questions and Answers

March 21, 2015

Click here for the questions.

Click here for the answers.

Yazılım Maratonu '15 Has Ended

March 20, 2015

We have come to the end of YM'15 after great final days that took place on March 7-8.
We've spent 2 with our 20 brilliant finalist teams from all over Turkey.
They had the opportunity to meet with people from leading companies of the business.
5Alongside with the 5 of our lucky competitors who have won premium accounts for vidobu.com, winners of the marathon have been rewarded with great prizes.

1. t0nyukuk - 3 Laptops
2. O(S*G) - 3 Asus Zenfone 5s
3. MetehanMetehanMeteh - 3 Tablets
Thank you for all of your efforts. We wish all of our competitors a great success in life. Looking forward to see you at Yazılım Maratonu ' 16...
Click here to see the pictures of YM'15.

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    Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, Istanbul