The company behind the CCC is Cloudflight. Co-creating digital value is our mission and as a software company we offer a holistic, end-to-end service portfolio covering individual software development, strategy and architecture consulting as well as 24/7 cloud operations. Creating challenging coding games and organizing huge coding contests is not our core business but we passionately love this and it is one of the biggest highlights for us every year.
We are more than 400 strategists, software architects, data scientists, cloud engineers and consultants distributed in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Romania in 13 locations.
In 2007, two friends, Christoph Steindl and Christian Federspiel, conducted a study on test-driven development and pair programming. In order to find suitable volunteers for their experiment, they organized a public coding contest at JKU university in Linz, Austria. This was the very first CCC. It took place on the 6th of July 2007 with 35 participants. As the event leveraged interest and was a lot of fun, Christoph and Christian abandoned its original purpose and preserved it as the coding contest. Nowadays, participants from over 35 cities, 20 countries, and 3 continents compete at our global event every year. And it keeps on growing!