By mahmoudbadawy, history, 3 days ago, In English,

Hello Codeforces!

I'm glad to announce that on Sep/19/2017 15:05 UTC Codeforces Round #435 for the second division will take place. As usual, First division participants can take part out of competition.

This round was prepared by me.

I'd like to thank mohammedehab2002 for writing the statements and the editorials and testing the round, Livace,Alladdin,gainullin.ildar and cdkrot for testing the round, gritukan for helping us in contest preparation, translating the statements into Russian and making one of the problems more interesting, KAN and Ahmad_Elsagheer for giving their opinions and thoughts about the problems and MikeMirzayanov for the great Codeforces and Polygon platforms.

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

The scoring distribution will be announced later.

UPD. 500-1000-1500-1750-2000-2750

**UPD Congratulations to the winners:













UPD editorial

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By MikeMirzayanov, history, 2 days ago, In English,

Welcome to 2017-2018 ACM-ICPC, NEERC, Southern Subregional Contest, qualification stage (Online Mirror, ACM-ICPC Rules, Teams Preferred).

The contest was held yesterday on September 17. Mostly it is focused on the participants of the Div 2.

Note that you can print PDF (English or Russian) with the statements. It will be available on the contest dashboard page on the right.

Good luck!

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By MikeMirzayanov, 3 days ago, translation, In English,

I apologize to the participants of the round. It happened that I accidentally had run improper script and it rebooted the judging machines. It is very insulting, because most problems were proposed by me and I hoped to host an interesting competition for you. A lot of effort was spent on preparation. Apparently, the mistake of just such a human character happened for the first time. I really hope not to repeat it in the future.


Want problems? We have some!

Codeforces Round 434 will start on September 17 (Sunday), 13:05 (UTC). It will be based on Technocup 2018 Elimination Round 1. So, if you are a Russian-speaking high-school student, please take part in the Technocup 2018.

Many thanks to KAN, 0n25, Ne0n25, ifsmirnov, irkstepanov and white2302 for their help in round preparation. Some problem ideas are mine.

I hope you will like problems. There will be 6 problems in div. 2 and 5 problems in div. 1.

Wish you good luck and bugless code.

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By cerealguy, 8 days ago, In English,

MemSQL is excited to announce Start[c]UP 3.0 – the third iteration of the programming competition hosted by Codeforces with an onsite at MemSQL HQ in San Francisco, California.

Start[c]UP 3.0 consists of two rounds. Round 1 is online and takes place on September 16th at 10:35 AM PST. Round 1 follows regular Codeforces rules and consists of at least 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 September 30th at 10:30 AM PST 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 3.0 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.

If you are interested in job opportunities/intern positions in MemSQL (San Francisco and Seattle) please fill in the form or you can do it during the registration on the round.

Round 1 has started!

There are 7 problems scored as 500-750-1000-1500-2000-2750-3000. The problems were prepared by pieguy with help from cerealguy and nika. Big thanks to KAN for helping with the contest and cyand1317, gritukan, Arpa for testing.

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By RussianCodeCup, 11 days ago, translation, In English,

Hi, everyone!

On September 10, 2017 at 13:00 Moscow time the final round of Russian Code Cup 2017 will take place! The round will be 3 hours long. 55 participants of the final round will compete for prizes and glory, and we are eager to watch their competition at

And we have a nice surprise for the others: if you would like to apply your skills at our finals problems, come to after the Finals is over, at 16:35 Moscow time, the round featuring RCC Finals 2017 problems will take place, open for everybody.

Some notes:

  • Round will use ACM rules;
  • It will be unrated;
  • Problem difficulty will be close to Div 1 round;
  • We ask RCC finalists not to publish or discuss problems after the end of the Finals before the CF round ends, of course you shouldn't participate in CF round;
  • Judging machines at RCC and CF are different, "my solution passed/failed at CF, and it was different at RCC" is not a valid appeal.

UPD The official contest is over, congratulations to the winners! And good luck to CF Round participants.

UPD2 Editorial

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By Zlobober, 2 weeks ago, translation, In English,

Hi everybody!

These days Moscow is conducting the 2nd International Olympiad of Metropolises that is an international competition for high school students from biggest cities and capitals all around the world. One of the disciplines of the competition is informatics. Rounds of the competition were prepared by the jury members invited from St. Petersburg, Minsk, Almaty and Moscow olympiad scientific committee which you may know by Moscow team Olympiad, Open Olympiad in Informatics and Moscow Olympiad for young students (rounds 327, 342, 345, 376, 401).

We are very grateful to MikeMirzayanov for Polygon system that made it possible to conveniently hold a simultaneous statement translation process into lots of languages. As a good friends of Codeforces platform, we conduct a parallel rated Div. 1 + Div. 2 round on the competition problemset.

Round will happen on September 6th at 12:55 UTC and it will last for two hours. There will be 5 problems for each division, scoring will be announced later.

Scientific Committee of the olympiad consists of: andrewzta, GlebsHP, Endagorion, _meshanya_, Chmel_Tolstiy, Zlobober, Helen Andreeva and Bakhyt Matkarymov. Problems were prepared by timgaripov, -__-,, grikukan, malcolm734, LHiC coordinated by your humble servant.

Codeforces coordinator KAN helped us to choose problems for a round.

Good luck and high ratings for everybody!

PS We kindly ask everybody who knows problems of an on-site event not to participate in a round and not to discuss them in public, as this may be a subject for disqualification.

Congratulations to the winners!

In div. 1 they are:

  1. Um_nik
  2. fateice
  3. KADR
  4. dotorya
  5. FallDream

In div. 2 they are:

  1. wxh_ak
  2. xolm
  3. Fireworks
  4. nicholasrr
  5. Rawnd

The analysis is published. Thanks to all for participating!

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By BledDest, history, 2 weeks ago, translation, In English,

Hello Codeforces!

On September 05, 18:05 MSK Educational Codeforces Round 28 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 Mikhail PikMike Piklyaev, Vladimir 0n25 Petrov and me.

Good luck to all participants!

UPD. Editorial can be found here.

Congratulations to the winners:

Rank Competitor Problems Solved Penalty
1 eddy1021 6 148
2 bmerry 6 168
3 uwi 6 173
4 fzzzq2002 6 183
5 wrinx 6 192

Congratulations to the best hackers:

Rank Competitor Hack Count
1 halyavin 74:-11
2 Dmit_riy 17
3 scaurb 12
4 winter545 12:-3
5 Benq 9

169 successful hacks and 113 unsuccessful hacks were made in total!

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

Problem Competitor Penalty
A eddy1021 0:02
B wrinx 0:06
C Rawnd 0:10
D alei 0:11
E chitanda 0:20
F HIR180 0:06

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


I'm honored to invite you to Codeforces Round #432, it will be held on 4th September 14:35 UTC. There will be 5 problems for each division, as usual, you have 2:30 to solve the problems. The contest was prepared by Lewin Lewin Gan, Artsem Arterm Zhuk and me.

The IndiaHacks Final Round will be held on 3rd September 12:30. Finalist must not discuss the problems after their contest.

The stories of my problems will be about Arpa, although in one problem you'll see Mojtaba Moji FayazBakhsh, my great teacher.

I'd like to thank Lewin, Artsem and myself (:P) at first, then Konstantin zemen Semenov and white2302 for testing the problems, Nikolay KAN Kalinin for helping us in moving the contest to codeforces and Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for the great Codeforces and Polygon platforms.

The scoring distribution will be announced later.

Obviously, if you are interested in if the round is rated or not, ask in comments and get a lot of down votes.

UPD. There will be 5 problems for div.2 and 6 problems for div.1.

UPD2. Scoring Distribution: div.1: 500-1000-1250-1750-2000-2500, div.2: 500-1000-1500-2000-2500.

UPD3. Editorial is partially ready. I'll complete it soon.

Congratulations to winners:


1 . AngryBacon

2 . dreamoon

3 . sd0061

4 . W4yneb0t

5 . Um_nik


1 . miaom

2 . fzzzq2002

3 . igoodvegetableb

4 . _Lucas97 and Szymanski_w (WoW !!)

Official results

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