By Zlobober, 4 days ago, translation, In English,

Hi everybody,

Lasts Sunday there was a 15th Moscow Team Olympiad, high school students competition based in Moscow that is an elimination contest for All-Russian Team Olympiad. This contest is prepared by Moscow Olympiad Scientific Committee that you may know by Moscow Open Olympiad, Moscow Olympiad for Young Students and Megapolises Olympiad (rounds 327, 342, 345, 376, 401, 433).

Round will be held at 11:05 UTC on Monday and will last for 2 hours. Each division will consist of 6 problems.

Problems are prepared Andreikkaa, sender, Flyrise, -__-, kraskevich, wilwell under supervision of your humble servant with great help of GlebsHP, _meshanya_, Endagorion and Helen Andreeva.

Discussing problems with anybody who was a participant of Moscow Team Olympiad is strictly prohibited and may be a reason for disqualification.

Good luck everybody!

UPD: Thanks everybody for participation, congratulations to round winner!

Div1 winners:

  1. fateice
  2. simonlindholm
  3. Haghani
  4. yjq_naive
  5. Petr

Div2 winners:

  1. Cypi
  2. Nu11
  3. ZJT_IOI_2020_AK
  4. guoxingzhuo
  5. Senji

Editorial will be published today after a while.

UPD2: Editorial!

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By MikeMirzayanov, 6 days ago, In English,

Codeforces Round 440 will start on October 15 (Sunday), 08:05 (UTC). It will be based on Technocup 2018 Elimination Round 2. So, if you are a Russian-speaking high-school student, please take part in the Technocup 2018.

Codeforces Round 440 is open and rated for everyone.

Wish you good luck and bugless code.

Editorial is posted.

Congratulations to winners!

Technocup official round:

  1. Horoshi_chelovek
  2. scanhex
  3. Krisha
  4. ZinchenkoDanil
  5. neckbosov

Div. 1:

  1. khadaev
  2. Errichto
  3. eddy1021
  4. FizzyDavid
  5. fateice

Div. 2:

  1. wdmmsyf
  2. oscillation
  3. pulkit.kapoor
  4. oscar172772
  5. OMS

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By MiptLited, 7 days ago, translation, In English,

Hello everyone!

From 7 to 16 of November 2017, Moscow International Workshop ACM ICPC 2017 is going to be held at MIPT.

We’d like to remind you that there are only a few days left before the participation cost grows again: if you pay before Oct.16, 2017, the price will be $600.

What’s more, if you have tight curricula, you can choose a short Workshop program which lasts from 9 to 16 of November 2017. Please, pay attention that the prices for a short program are also reduced.

Also you can apply for online participation and solve all the contests remotely.

This time you’ll see some new features:

1)Sometimes the coaches and ACM-ICPC seniors will be present during the upsolving, so you can ask them questions. (Special thanks to the guys who give us feedback about our Workshops!)

2) There will be organized one lecture for the division A, which will be interesting for the strongest participants.

In addition to contests, analyses, and lectures, you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour in Moscow and events organized by our volunteers! ;)

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By PikMike, history, 8 days ago, translation, In English,

Hello Codeforces!

On October 12, 17:05 MSK Educational Codeforces Round 30 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.

The round will be unrated for all users and will be held on extented ACM ICPC rules. After the end of the contest you will have one day to hack any solution you want. You will have access to copy any solution and test it locally.

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

The problems were prepared by Ivan BledDest Androsov, Vladimir 0n25 Petrov, Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov and me.

Good luck to all participants!

Congratulations to the winners:

Rank Competitor Problems Solved Penalty
1 irkstepanov 6 141
3 KrK 6 199
4 chemthan 6 200
5 Shik 6 214

Congratulations to the best hackers:

Rank Competitor Hack Count
1 jhonber 75:-6
2 halyavin 31:-8
3 Zaher 6:-2
4 Khaled_Mohamed 4:-1
5 silicon_lover 2

123 successful hacks and 96 unsuccessful hacks were made in total!

And finally people who were the first to solve each problem:

Problem Competitor Penalty
A I_love_Maria_Ivanova 0:01
B gritukan 0:04
C eddy1021 0:08
D unused 0:14
E irkstepanov 0:44
F xjlinyueru 0:23

UPD: Editorial is published

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By Tommyr7, history, 2 weeks ago, In English,

Hi, Codeforces!

I'm quite excited to invite you to Codeforces Round #439 (Div. 2) which takes place at 16:35 MSK on 6 October and lasts for two hours.

One of the five problems is created by quailty, and the others are created by me. This is our first round here.

The round couldn't have been realized without efforts of KAN and gritukan. Besides, I also want to say thanks to our testers: cyand1317, visitWorld, Nisiyama_Suzune, cdkrot and gainullin.ildar. Thanks for your help to the contest. Also, thanks to MikeMirzayanov with the fantastic Codeforces and Polygon platforms.

The contest will consist of five problems and it is rated for Div. 2 contestants. The same as before, Div. 1 contestants can take part out of competition.

The problems will feature... Well, let's wait and see for another time ;) As per Codeforces tradition, moderate length text and no spoilers about the actual plot.

I hope you can have fun during the contest. Good luck and have fun, wish you high rating!

The scoring distribution will be announced later.

See you tomorrow!

UPD1 : The scoring distribution is 500-1000-1500-2250-2500.

UPD2 : The contest is over. The editorial is available.

UPD3 : Congratulations to top five coders!

Division 2 :

  1. 1heart2plans (solved all problems!)
  2. fatice
  3. LuckyPants
  4. xza
  5. T404

Division 1 + Division 2 :

  1. 1heart2plans (solved all problems!)
  2. unused
  3. fatice
  4. nuip
  5. chemthan

Have fun! See you next time! (Let's wait and see...)

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By Endagorion, 2 weeks ago, In English,

Hi Codeforces!

The Codeforces Round #438 by Sberbank and Barcelona Bootcamp (Div. 1 + Div. 2 combined) is going to be held on 05 Oct at 9:05 (UTC+2)! The round will be rated for everyone.

This round is organised in collaboration with 2nd Hello Barcelona ACM ICPC Bootcamp 2017 and supported by Sberbank, the biggest commercial and investment bank of Central and Eastern Europe, with over 175 years of history.

150 students from 53 universities, including ITMO, University of New South Wales, St. Petersburg State University, MIPT, Ural Federal University, Tomsk State University, Novosibirsk State University, Saratov State University, Samara National Research, Perm State University, and many other top global universities such as USA’s highest placing team, Central Florida University, along with Canada’s University of Waterloo, high-scoring Asian teams from Hangzhou Dianzi and Singapore, and Tokyo University, as well as Stockholm’s KTH, will be competing as individuals for the online round, which includes those of you from Codeforces!

The past week has been full of intense competitions, job interviews with Sberbank, and contest analysis and lectures by Andrey Stankevich (Andrewzta), Mike Mirzayanov (MikeMirzayanov), Gleb Evstropov (GlebsHP), Artem Vasilyev (VArtem) and Mikhail Tikhomirov (Endagorion).

The event is completely international, as teams from all parts of the globe compete and practice side-by-side. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a selection to give you some idea of what’s happening at our boot camp.

And, once again, we can’t wait to see you all compete on the international stage, smoothing the road towards the April World Finals in Beijing.

The round’s creators are Endagorion, ifsmirnov, zemen and Arterm — team MIPT Jinotega, two-time medalist ACM-ICPC World Final (2016-17). The round is combined for both divisions, will contain seven problems and last for three hours.

Good luck!

Scoring: 250-500-1000-1500-2250-2500-3500

UPD: Thanks for participating, glory to the winners!

  1. cubelover
  2. moejy0viiiiiv
  3. ainta
  4. zigui
  5. fateice

We will publish the editorial as soon as the Barcelona Bootcamp activities conclude.

UPD2: the English editorial is here.

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By cerealguy, 3 weeks ago, In English,

Hello everyone!

The second round of MemSQL Start[c]UP 3.0 will take place this Saturday, September 30, at 10:05am US/Pacific.

There will be an onsite round at MemSQL HQ and parallel online rounds that will be open for div1 and div2 participants. The online finalists (placed in top 500 in Round 1) will be given 100 MemSQL Start[c]UP T-shirts.

The onsite contestants will be participating from MemSQL HQ using their personal laptops. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 am, contest starts at 10:05 am and lunch will be served after the contest. The three winners of the onsite round will be awarded Amazon gift cards for $1000, $500 and $250. Please come early to set everything up.

Here is the list of people who agreed to participate: aandrew, al13n, Ali.Sh, architkarandikar, Belonogov, BIT-silence, chenmark, farmersrice, lewin, LiChenKoh, _M_, NgocHai, ntfoim, Paraboli4eskyHyperboloid, SaveVMK, scott_wu, sdya, SnapDragon, winger, Wo_oW, xiaowuc1, yum, yzyz.

If you haven't accepted the invitation yet or you think that we missed you, please message MikeMirzayanov or cerealguy.

We will update this post with more contest details later.

Good luck!

UPD: For onsite finalists: you are already registered for the corresponding round. You don't need to register anywhere else. For everybody else: choose the corresponding division round. All rounds will be rated for everybody, and we'll make special standings for the official participants of Round 2 (who placed in top 500 in Round 1).

UPD2: All online finalists will be registered in Div. 1 round automatically.

UPD3: Huge thanks to round testers: ashmelev, Errichto, cyand1317, gritukan!

UPD4: You will be able to see results of offsite finalists using this link.

Congratulations to winners!

Onsite finalists:

  1. scott_wu — $1000 Amazon gift card!
  2. Belonogov — $500 Amazon gift card!
  3. xiaowuc1 — $250 Amazon gift card!
  4. LiChenKoh
  5. sdya

Other finalists and div. 1:

  1. tourist
  2. Petr
  3. ksun48
  4. halyavin
  5. Arterm

Div. 2:

  1. laizenan
  2. PSMao
  3. lqs2015
  4. letsDoThatShit
  5. kr_abhinav

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By MikeMirzayanov, 4 weeks ago, translation, In English,

Hello, Codeforces!

I'd like to invite you to Codeforces Round #436 (Div. 2). It'll be held on Monday, September 25 on 10:35 UTC and as usual Div. 1 participants can join out of competition. Note that round starts in the unusual time!

This round is held on the tasks of the school stage All-Russian Olympiad of Informatics 2017/2018 year in city Saratov. They were prepared by Perforator, MikeMirzayanov and fcspartakm. Many thanks to the testers: sdya и BledDest, and coordinators KAN and gritukan.

It will be a little unusual round — you will be given six problems and two hours to solve them.

Good luck and have fun!

Congratulations to winners!

Div. 2:

  1. ZJT_NOI2017_AK
  2. AngusRitossa
  3. Jha_The_ME_Coder
  4. cxh007
  5. Alexvsalex

Div. 1:

  1. Shik
  2. dreamoon
  3. black_horse2014
  4. orbitingflea
  5. NiroBC

Analysis is here.

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By bharat.khanna.cse14, 4 weeks ago, In English,

Hello Codeforces,

Manthan, Codefest 17 will take place on Sunday 24th September, 2017 20:05 IST with a duration of 2.5 hours (tentative). The round is rated for both Div1 and Div2 participants and consists of 7 problems.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is conducting Codefest from 22nd-24th September. Manthan (मंथन in Hindi, meaning Brainstorming), the algorithmic programming contest under the banner of Codefest, is being held as a special Codeforces round. The round follows regular Codeforces rules.

The round is prepared by bharat.khanna.cse14, ayush24 and divyam.

We express our heartiest thanks to KAN and gritukan for their help in preparing the contest and MikeMirzayanov for the awesome Codeforces and Polygon platforms!


Overall 1st place: INR 25,000 Overall 2nd place: INR 18,000 Overall 3rd place: INR 12,000

1st place in India: INR 10,000

1st place in IIT(BHU) Varanasi: INR 4,000 1st place in freshman year, IIT(BHU) Varanasi: INR 1,000

About Codefest: Codefest is the annual coding festival of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, which is held online and is open to participation by all! Register on the Codefest website now! Total prizes worth ₹400,000/- up for grabs with events covering domains from Math, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Capture The Flag style competitions. Go to the Codefest website to find out more!

UPD1: The scoring distribution is 500-1000-1500-2000-2500-3000-3500

UPD2: System testing has been completed. Following are the winners of the contest:

1. anta

2. moejy0viiiiiv

3. tourist

4. Shik

5. LHiC

Best in India:


UPD: The editorial for the first 4 problems has been posted. We will update the editorial of the rest 3 problems soon!

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