By humbertoyusta, history, 5 days ago, In English

Hello codeforces!

BrayanD, dmga44 and I are glad to invite you to Codeforces Round #768 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round #768 (Div. 2) which will be held on Jan/27/2022 17:35 (Moscow time).

Each division will have 6 problems, and you will have 2 hours to solve them. The round will be rated for both divisions.

We would like to thank:

Score Distribution:

Div. 2: $$$500 - 1000 - 1500 - 2250 - 2250 - 3000$$$.

Div. 1: $$$500 - 1250 - 1250 - 2000 - 2500 - 3000$$$.

Good luck to all participants! Hope you enjoy the contest.

UPD: Editorial

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By SlavicG, history, 8 days ago, In English

Hello Codeforces!

magnus.hegdahl and I are glad to invite you to Codeforces Round #767 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round #767 (Div. 2) which will be held on Jan/22/2022 17:35 (Moscow time)! This round is rated for both divisions.

In each division there will be 6 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

We would like to thank the following amazing people:

Score distribution:

Div. 2: $$$500$$$ — $$$750$$$ — $$$1250$$$ — $$$1500$$$ — $$$2000$$$ — ($$$1500$$$ — $$$1000$$$).

Div. 1: $$$500$$$ — $$$750$$$ — $$$1250$$$ — ($$$1000$$$ — $$$750$$$) — $$$2250$$$ — $$$3000$$$.

UPD1: ak2006 and namanbansal013 have prepared video editorials for most div. 2 problems that will be available on ak2006's channel and namanbansal013's stream

UPD2: Editorial is out!

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By MikeMirzayanov, 12 days ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces.

Unfortunately, we have to declare the round unrated.

Absolutely, these are not issues of the side of Codeforces code, but rather it is a hardware issue. Probably, electricity, power unit or something else. This led to unexpected repeated reboots of the server with the database. I hope that we will be able to quickly deal with this.

We apologize to the writers of the round and its participants.

P.S. Please, do not downvote the round announcement: the writers are not to blame for what happened. And in general, this time it is difficult to blame someone. Sometimes hardware fails.


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By awoo, history, 13 days ago, translation, In English

Hello Codeforces!

On Jan/16/2022 17:35 (Moscow time) Educational Codeforces Round 121 (Rated for Div. 2) will start.

Series of Educational Rounds continue being held as Harbour.Space University initiative! You can read the details about the cooperation between Harbour.Space University and Codeforces in the blog post.

This round will be rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100. It will be held on extended ICPC rules. The penalty for each incorrect submission until the submission with a full solution is 10 minutes. After the end of the contest you will have 12 hours to hack any solution you want. You will have access to copy any solution and test it locally.

You will be given 6 or 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were invented and prepared by Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Vladimir vovuh Petrov, Ivan BledDest Androsov, Maksim Neon Mescheryakov and me. Also huge thanks to Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for great systems Polygon and Codeforces.

Good luck to all the participants!

UPD: Unfortunately, the round is unrated. We are sorry for the inconvenience. You can upsolve the problems using the Codeforces archive.

UPD: Editorial is out.

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By manish.17, 2 weeks ago, In English

omg hi Codeforces!

ScarletS, flamestorm, fishy15, saarang, lookcook and I are glad to invite you to our Codeforces round, Codeforces Round #766 (Div. 2), which will be held on Jan/15/2022 17:35 (Moscow time). This round will be rated for participants with rating lower than 2100.

We would like to thank:

You will have 2 hours to work on (and solve!) 6 problems. There will be at most five hundred interactive problems in the round. Make sure to read this blog and familiarize yourself with these types of problems before the round! You are highly encouraged to read all the problems ;).

Good luck, and see you on the scoreboard!

UPD1: Thanks to the testers ak2006 for making video editorials for most of the problems, and namanbansal013 who will be streaming solutions after the round!

UPD2: The score distribution is $$$500-1250-1250-1750-2000-2750$$$.

UPD3: The editorial is available here.

UPD4: Congrats to the winners!

Div. 2:

  1. yxh_loves_lxr

  2. Alan_boyfriend

  3. proton1126

  4. raingirl

  5. yincheng01

Div. 1 + 2:

  1. neal

  2. qazswedx2

  3. hitonanode

  4. Bench0310

  5. m_99

We hope you enjoyed the round. Look forward to our next one!

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By vilcheuski, 2 weeks ago, translation, In English

Hello, Codeforces!

We invite you to Codeforces Round #765 (Div. 2), which will take place in Jan/12/2022 15:05 (Moscow time). Note the unusual contest start time. This round will be rated for all the participants whose ratings are lower than 2100.

You will have to solve 5 problems in 2 hours. One of the problems will be divided into easy and hard version. The round is based on the problems from Belarusian Regional olympiad. We kindly ask all Belarusian pupils who participated in this olympiad, to refrain from taking part in this round and discussing the problems publicly before the round ends.

Thanks to everyone who helped to prepare this contest:

The scoring distribution: 500-1000-1500-2000-(2000+1250)

Good luck to everyone!

UPD: Finally the editorial is available.

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By Aris, 3 weeks ago, In English

Hello! Codeforces Round #764 (Div. 3) will start at Jan/10/2022 17:35 (Moscow time). You will be offered 7-8 problems with expected difficulties to compose an interesting competition for participants with ratings up to 1600. However, all of you who wish to take part and have a rating of 1600 or higher, can register for the round unofficially.

The round will be hosted by rules of educational rounds (extended ICPC). Thus, solutions will be judged on preliminary tests during the round, and after the round, it will be a 12-hour phase of open hacks.

You will be given 7-8 problems and 2 hours and 15 minutes to solve them. One of the problems in this round is interactive. Don't forget to read the guide on interactive problems.

Note that the penalty for the wrong submission in this round is 10 minutes.

Remember that only the trusted participants of the third division will be included in the official standings table. As it is written by link, this is a compulsory measure for combating unsporting behavior. To qualify as a trusted participant of the third division, you must:

  • take part in at least five rated rounds (and solve at least one problem in each of them)
  • do not have a point of 1900 or higher in the rating.

Regardless of whether you are a trusted participant of the third division or not, if your rating is less than 1600, then the round will be rated for you.

Thanks to MikeMirzayanov for the platform, help with ideas for problems and for coordination of our work. Problems have been created and written by ITMO University team: MikeMirzayanov, MisterGu, myav, Gol_D, Aris, SixtyWithoutExam and Vladosiya.

We would like to thank: itohdak, Yogi79, smtcoder, Ra16bit, Tlatoani, nigus, MrDindows, leaf1415, Kniaz, Alireza, mini4141, Jostic11, BitHashTech, An_yujin, Bugman и sodafago for testing the contest and valuable feedback. List of testers will be updated.

Good luck!

UPD: Here is a photo of our team answering your questions during the round:

UPD 2: Editorial

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By MikeMirzayanov, 3 weeks ago, In English

But why not!

Many people here seem to know me. Or maybe not quite? I am ready to answer your questions. Ask me anything! I plan to spend no more than 3 hours on answers. Sorry if I can't answer all the questions.

Let's more or less follow the rules from here

Below is actually a quote from the rules.

The interviewee begins the process by starting a post, describing who they are and what they do. Then commenters from across the internet leave questions and can vote on other questions according to which they would like to see answered.

The interviewee can go through and reply to the questions they find interesting and easily see those questions the internet is dying to have the answer to.

Because the internet is asking the questions, they're going to be a mix of serious and lighthearted, and you'll find yourself sharing all kinds of things you won't find in a normal interview.

Comments will be removed under a few circumstances:

  • Abusive or harassing comments.
  • Requests for personal favors from the OP (For example, "OP, can you send me a signed autograph").
  • Top-level comments must ask a question.
  • Comments where there would be no possibility of a real answer, especially where it is deliberately creepy or offensive.
  • "I bet OP won't answer this"-type responses, which usually come after the OP has finished responding to questions.
  • "Fluff," non-contributing responses from users, responding to all of the OP's comments for karma/attention.
  • Repeatedly asking the same question.

Please, don't attempt to bypass the rules by adding a ? to a nonquestion.

Questions must be directed toward the individual(s) doing the IAMA.

Under our policies, astroturfing is the practice of an individual or group of individuals who plant questions in an IAmA post for a particular purpose. This kind of behavior is forbidden.

UPD 1: Oh, I'm kind of tired of doing this. Please keep asking questions. Tomorrow I will answer again. Don't forget to vote for the most interesting ones. I will not have time to answer everything, I will choose something. Thanks!

UPD 2:

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