By MikeMirzayanov, 25 hours 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!

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By bharat.khanna.cse14, 4 days 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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Announcement of Manthan, Codefest 17
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By BledDest, history, 5 days ago, In English,

Hello Codeforces!

On September 21, 18:05 MSK Educational Codeforces Round 29 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 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were prepared by Mikhail PikMike Piklyaev, Mikhail MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov, Vladimir 0n25 Petrov and me.

Good luck to all participants!

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By mahmoudbadawy, history, 8 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, 7 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, 8 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, 13 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, 2 weeks 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.

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