By JuanMata4 days ago, In English,

Hello everyone!

Codeforces Round #258 (Div. 2) will take place on July 24, 19:30 MSK. Traditionally, Div. 1 users can take part out of the competition.

The round was prepared by praveen123 and me (JuanMata). This is our second Codeforces round, and hopefully not our last.

We have tried our best to make the problem statements as clear and interesting as possible. We hope that everyone will enjoy the round. :)

Special thanks to MikeMirzayanov for creating the wonderful Polygon and Codeforces platforms, Gerald for his extensive help in problem verification and testing, and Delinur for translation of problem statements into Russian. Without their help the contest would never have seen the day.

We wish all the participants good luck and high rating. :)

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By SkidanovAlex4 days ago, translation, In English,

MemSQL is excited to announce Start[c]UP 2.0 – the second annual programming competition hosted by Codeforces with an onsite at MemSQL HQ in San Francisco, California.

Start[c]UP 2.0 consists of two rounds. Round 1 is online and takes place on July 27th at 10:00 AM PST. Round 1 follows regular Codeforces rules and consists of 5 problems. For this round, the complexity of the problems will be comparable to a regular Codeforces round. There are no eligibility restrictions to participate in the round. The round will be 2.5 hours long, and will be rated.

Round 2 takes place on August 10th at 10:00 AM PST, consists of 6 problems, and uses regular Codeforces rules. The complexity of the problems is higher than a regular Codeforces round, the round will be 3 hours long, and will be rated. Only people who finished in the top 500 in Round 1 can participate. The top 100 in round 2 will receive a Start[c]UP 2.0 T-shirt.

For Silicon Valley residents, MemSQL will be hosting up to 25 people on-site during the second round. The winner of the on-site round will be awarded a special prize.

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By jzzhu5 days ago, In English,

Hello everyone! Codeforces Round #257 is coming soon.

In this round, you are going to meet our friend Jzzhu. Though my id is jzzhu, the real Jzzhu isn't me, and he is a very cute boy. Now he is facing some challenges. Can you help him to solve the problems?

The problem setters are yc5-yc and me, and thank ydc, jzc, fanhqme for testing.

Many thanks to Gerald for helping to prepare the round. Also I'd like to thank MikeMirzayanov for creating such a good platform.

Have a good time with Jzzhu!

UPD

In Div. 1, scores for each problem will be 500-1000-1500-2000-2500.

In Div. 2, scores for each problem will be 500-1000-1500-2000-2500.

UPD

The contest is over. Thanks for participating.

Congrats the winners.

Division 1:

1.semiexp

2.kutengine

3.rowdark

4.WJMZBMR

5.mruxim

Division 2:

1.swenyoo

2.chm517

3.iMmOrTaL1996

4.TBH

5.silly_girl

You can find editorial here.

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By Bugman7 days ago, translation, In English,

Hello, CodeForces community! I'm happy to tell you about upcoming 256-th round, which will be held for the participants from second division. Participants from first division can take part out of the competition.

I hope, for all this anniversary round. For me it is the first round in which I am the author, in this I will be glad to see everyone. Want to say thanks Gerald for help with preparing contest, Delinur for translating, and of course MikeMirzayanov for CodeForces project.

I am from Krasnoyarsk, and the hero of tasks will be our team talisman Bizon-the-Champion. Hope you like to spend time with him :) See you and good luck!

UPD. Few hours before the start. Score distribution will be dynamic (see more information here)

UPD. Round is over! You can find editorial here.

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By dzy49394146413 days ago, In English,

Hello everyone! Codeforces Round #FF(255) is coming soon! We invite you to participate in this round, the round will be held in both divisions.

In this round, the boy DZY appears again! As we all know, he loves many things. This time he also brings us many interesting problems, which are easier than the problems in last round, but he still needs you help. In return, he will present rating to you.

Many thanks to Gerald for giving us much advice and helping us to prepare the round. Also many thanks to MikeMirzayanov, who created such a wonderful platform.

The problem setters are jcvb, jiry_2 and me. This is our first Codeforces round :)

Come and join us in helping DZY again, and you will take the high rating home!

Good luck and have fun! :)

UPD

In Div. 1, scores for each problem will be 500-1500-1500-2000-2500.

In Div. 2, scores for each problem will be 500-1000-1500-2500-2500.

UPD

The contest is over. Thanks for participating.

Congrats the winners.

Division 1:

  1. vepifanov
  2. subscriber
  3. RAVEman
  4. ztxz16
  5. anta

Division 2:

  1. llllllllllll
  2. geniucos
  3. Misha100896
  4. Temirulan
  5. wwt15

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By xyz1113 weeks ago, In English,

Hello everyone! Codeforces Round #254 is coming soon.

In this round, there will be a really cute boy named DZY. He loves many things, we can even say everything. He has a great passion for the gorgeous world, but he can't deal with everything he's interested in. So he needs your help, and he will present rating in return.

My thanks go to Gerald, who gave me much advice and helped about the problems. And I also would like to thank MikeMirzayanov, who created such a wonderful platform.

The problem setters are fancycoder and me, and thank vfleaking, 2333333333333 and lsmll for testing.

Come and join us in helping DZY.

Good luck and have fun.

UPD

In Div. 1, scores for each problem will be 500-1000-2000-2000-2500.

In Div. 2, scores for each problem will be 500-1000-1500-2000-3000.

UPD

For technical reasons, the round will be delayed by 5 minutes.

UPD

The contest is over. Thanks for participating.

Congrats the winners.

Division 1:

  1. subscriber

  2. flydutchman

  3. uwi

  4. Egor

  5. stevenkplus

Division 2:

  1. lost3030

  2. aoao

  3. JongMan

  4. Daumilas

  5. nnahas

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