IBM Announces a Quantum Challenge With Four Exercises to Solve in 4 Days

Following up on its announcement 4 years ago on May 4, 2016 of the first quantum computer that could be programmed over the cloud, using IBM Quantum Experience, IBM has launched the IBM Quantum Challenge with four exercises.

The announcement of the challenge was made in an IBM blog post by Jay Gambetta.

"Whether you are already a member of the community, or this challenge is your first quantum experiment, these four exercises will improve your understanding of quantum circuits. We hope you also have fun as you put your skills to test," said Gambetta.

Marking the fourth anniversary of the IBM Quantum Experience, the challenge consists of four quantum programming exercises to solve in 4 days. IBM Quantum Challenge begins at 9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern on May 4, and ends 8:59:59 a.m. U.S. Eastern on May 8.

To take the challenge, visit In recognition of participation, IBM is awarding digital badges and providing additional sponsorship to the Python Software Foundation.