Battlesnake Victoria 2020 Postponed

Due to growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, and along with guidance from PHAC, WHO, and other health authorities, the Battlesnake team has decided to postpone our Battlesnake Victoria 2020 event until later this year.

More details can be found in our blog post.

Presented by AWS, GitHub, and Dyspatch

Join us March 15th for the largest Battlesnake event, live in Victoria BC Canada.

Event Updates

Battlesnake Victoria will be taking extra pre-cautions given the recent concerns regarding COVID-19. These include working directly with the venue and our partners to ensure appropriate measures are taken and put in place.

The risk for public events in BC is still considered low, and Battlesnake Victoria is a regional event involving primarily attendees from Vancouver Island. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, including provincial and federal guidelines, and if anything changes we will inform all registrants accordingly.

What is it?

Battlesnake Victoria 2020 is a one-day programming competition where participants write software to compete in Battlesnake, a multiplayer version of the classic arcade game Snake. Now in our sixth year, Battlesnake is the largest programming competition in BC and is presented in partnership with AWS, GitHub, and Dyspatch. With over $10,000 in prizes and 20 participating companies, it is going to be an amazing day of programming and entertainment!

Who is it for?

Battlesnake is for everyone. It’s an exciting and educational competition that attracts developers of all skill levels, from novice to expert. But Battlesnake is for you even if you’re not a developer — it’s also for anyone interested in programming, anyone with kids interested in programming, and anyone looking to support the tech community.

Why should I attend?

Whether you’re a seasoned programmer with years of experience, or a high school student new to the game, Battlesnake is the perfect environment to hone your skills and learn new technologies. You’ll be inspired by your fellow competitors to try new things and push yourself just a little further. You’ll also have the chance to meet potential future employers. And even if you’ve never programmed before and aren’t sure you ever want to learn, Battlesnake is fun to watch!

When and where is it happening?

Battlesnake Victoria 2020 March 15, 2020 9am - 6pm Victoria Conference Centre 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC

How much does it cost?

Battlesnake is FREE for everyone, but you must register in advance. Coffee, tea, lunch, and snacks will be provided for all registrants.

New for 2020!

This year’s Battlesnake will feature an exciting new game mode. Details will be announced LIVE on the morning of the event, so show up on time!

Also, new this year, we’re testing an International Division for Battlesnake developers who are unable to attend in person and who want to participate remotely. Space is limited, so be sure to apply early.



Want to learn more about Machine Learning? The Deep Learning team at AWS will run two workshops on how to set up your own ML Snake to compete in Battlesnake. These one-hour hands-on workshops will get you started and deployed with your very own ML Snake. REGISTER

GitHub Education

Are you maximizing how you use Git and GitHub? The Education team at GitHub wants to help you become an expert at everything Git. REGISTER

Still, got questions? Check out the Live Event FAQ

Battlesnake Victoria 2020 is made possible by these amazing sponsors

Battlesnake Victoria relies on support from these awesome organizations. Please let them know their support is appreciated and recognized throughout the community =]

Presenting Sponsors

AWS, GitHub, and Dyspatch

Corporate Team Sponsors
Community Partners


  • 9:00 - Check-in and Team Registration open
  • 9:15 - GitHub Workshop (limited space)
  • 10:00 - Welcome and Orientation in the main hall
  • 11:00 - AWS ML Workshop (limited space)
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 12:00 - GitHub Workshop (limited space)
  • 12:00-3:00 - Bounty Snakes open for competition
  • 1:00 - AWS ML Workshop (limited space)
  • 2:00 - Team Registration Closes
  • 3:00-6:00 - Main Tournament
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