By Anadi, history, 32 hours ago, In English,

Hello Codeforces!

We have a pleasure to invite you to Codeforces Round #647 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round #647 (Div. 2). This round will take place on Jun/04/2020 17:35 (Moscow time). In both divisions, you will have 2.5 hours to solve 6 problems. Three of them will be shared.

The problems for this round were prepared by MicGor, Grzmot, Okrut and me.

We would like to thank everyone who made this round possible:

We hope you will enjoy the problem set! Good luck!

UPD: Score distribution:

  • Div 1: $$$500$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$1250$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$2000$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$2500$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$3000$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$3500$$$
  • Div 2: $$$500$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$1000$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$1500$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$2000$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$2750$$$ $$$-$$$ $$$3500$$$

Below is a message for you from MikeMirzayanov:


With this round, we want to say thank you to Algo Muse for the significant contribution and support!

Algo Muse is an educational site that conducts online algorithmic contests in pen-and-paper style (no coding). It was originally started to help students prepare for theory qualifiers for graduate admissions. At present, the problems have a broader appeal, though occasionally an odd problem may require knowledge of linear algebra, probability, or group theory. The website is maintained by former students of IIT Bombay. To find out more, visit their website or their twitter account.

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By MikeMirzayanov, 5 days ago, In English,


Together with colleagues Schaffhausen Institute of Technology we hold such an event. If you want to study in Switzerland, then perhaps this is your chance!

— Mike

Hello, Codeforces!


We are thrilled to announce a new SIT STAR Contest by the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology in Switzerland. The winners will have a chance to get a fully-funded Master’s scholarship in Computer Science and Software Engineering.

What is the SIT STAR Contest?

The goal of the SIT STAR Contest is to promote interest in the field of Computer Science and Software Engineering, give students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of programming, and be considered for a fully-funded graduate scholarship. You can apply to the contest here!

The SIT STAR Contest consists of:

  1. June 1-7, 2020 | Practice: To familiarize yourself with the testing environment, you will first be granted access to a practice round. You can practice any time from 1st to 7th June 2020. This is an optional step but we highly recommend to take part in it. The results of this round won’t affect the final score.
  2. June 17, 2020 | SIT STAR Contest: The final round will take place on 17th June. The participants will be given 4 hours to complete it.
  3. June — July, 2020 | Interviews and Winners announcement: Top participants with the highest scores will be invited for the interviews with the professors from the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology.

The SIT STAR Contest will include 8-12 problems of various levels of difficulty in algorithmic programming.


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By Ashishgup, 5 days ago, In English,

Hi everyone!

I would like to invite you to my fourth Codeforces Round, which I have made with my friends FastestFinger and TheOneYouWant. In terms of problems, it is my favorite among all my rounds.

With that said, I bring to your attention our new Codeforces Round #646 (Div. 2) that will take place on 31.05.2020 17:35 (Московское время). If your rating is less than 2100, this round will be rated for you; otherwise, you can participate out of competition.

I would really like to thank:

You will be given 6 problems and 2 hours to solve them. Scoring distribution will be announced later.

Good luck! :D

UPD: Scoring Distribution: $$$500-1000-1500-2000-2250-3000$$$

UPD2: Editorial (with memes, and detailed explanation) — Hope you guys enjoyed the contest! :D

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By BledDest, 6 days ago, In English,

Hello, Codeforces!

First and foremost, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered and submitted their answers to the first, second and third Kotlin Heroes competitions which were held previously. Congratulations to the top 3 winners:

Episode 1

  1. Petr
  2. ecnerwala
  3. eatmore

Episode 2

  1. tourist
  2. eatmore
  3. Benq

Episode 3

  1. Egor
  2. tourist
  3. Benq

Ready to challenge yourself to do better? The fourth "Kotlin Heroes" competition will be hosted on the Codeforces platform on 29.05.2020 17:35 (Московское время). The contest will last 2 hours 30 minutes and will feature a set of problems from simple ones, designed to be solvable by anyone, to hard ones, to make it interesting for seasoned competitive programmers. Top three winners will get prizes of $512, $256, and $128 respectively, top 50 will win a Kotlin Heroes t-shirt and an exclusive Kotlin sticker, competitors solving at least one problem will enter into a draw for one of 50 Kotlin Heroes t-shirts.

Registration is already open and available via the link. It will be available until the end of the round.

The round will again be held in accordance with a set of slightly modified ICPC rules:

  • The round is unrated.
  • The contest will have 9 problems of various levels of complexity.
  • You are only allowed to use Kotlin to solve these problems.
  • Participants are ranked according to the number of correctly solved problems. Ties are resolved based on the lowest total penalty time for all problems, which is computed as follows. For each solved problem, a penalty is set to the submission time of that problem (the time since the start of the contest). An extra penalty of 10 minutes is added for each failed submission on solved problems (i.e., if you never solve the problem, you will not be penalized for trying that problem). If two participants solved the same number of problems and scored the same penalty, then those of them who had previously made the last successful submission will be given an advantage in the distribution of prizes and gifts.


If you are still new to Kotlin we have prepared a tutorial on competitive programming in Kotlin and a practice round, where you can try to solve a few simple problems in Kotlin. All the solutions are open, which means that you can look at the solution even if you haven't solved the problem yet. The practice round is available by the link.

We wish you luck and hope you enjoy Kotlin.

UPD: The editorial can be found here. Thank you for participation! I hope you enjoyed the problems.

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Announcement of Kotlin Heroes: Episode 4
Announcement of Kotlin Heroes: Practice 4
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By pikmike, history, 7 days ago, translation, In English,

Hello Codeforces!

On May/28/2020 17:35 (Moscow time) Educational Codeforces Round 88 (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 Roman Roms Glazov, Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Vladimir vovuh Petrov, Ivan BledDest Androsov, Maksim Ne0n25 Mescheryakov and me. Also huge thanks to Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for great systems Polygon and Codeforces.

Good luck to all the participants!

Our friends at Harbour.Space also have a message for you: