By Zlobober3 days ago, translation, In English,

Hi everybody!

Today at 12:00 Moscow Time there will be Codeforces Round #279, dedicated for second division contestants. Round is based on the problems of the Saratov second round of All-Russian School Olympiad in Informatics 2014-2015 that is held at the same time in Saratov.

This round was brought to you by ikar, HolkinPV, IlyaLos, fcspartakm that are all members and ex-members of Saratov SU 2 team.

There will be 6 tasks for 2 hours 30 minutes. Scoring will be announced just before the round starts.

Round will be rated for second divison participants. First division contestants may participate out of competition.

UPD: Scoring: 500-1000-1500-2000-2000-2500.

Good luck!

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By saffah5 days ago, In English,

Hello, Codeforces!

Codeforces Round #278 will be held at Nov/21/2014 20:00 MSK for both divisions. Note that the time is 30 minutes later than regular Codeforces time, and Moscow is currently UTC+3.

The problem setters are taorunz and me. This is our first Codeforces round!

We'd like to thank Maxim Akhmedov (Zlobober), who helped us prepare the problems very much; also to thank MikeMirzayanov for Codeforces and Polygon platforms.

This round is involved in MIPT Fall Programming Training Camp, and top-20 of contestants from the camp will be rewarded with Codeforces T-shirts. For other contestants it will be regular Codeforces round.

Hope you enjoy the round, and wish you high rating.

UPD: Score distribution:

Div. 2: 500 — 1500 — 1500 — 2500 — 2500

Div. 1: 500 — 1500 — 1500 — 2000 — 2500

It's not for everyone that the optimal strategy is solving tasks in order. Make sure you've read all problems before the contest ends.

UPD: Very sorry that the round will be moved 20 forward due to technical reasons.

UPD: Top 5 participants:

Div.1

  1. ACRush
  2. rng_58
  3. Egor
  4. Kostroma
  5. sankear

Div.2

  1. nghiand
  2. rabbit_TR
  3. mwc123
  4. batkhuyag
  5. whalyzh

Honorable mentioned:

anta, who solved Div.1 E!

CKYang, who solved Div.2 E!

UPD: Editorial is here!

UPD: hack statistics (Div.1 and Div.2) by illi!

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By MikeMirzayanov5 days ago, translation, In English,

It is not visible from user point of view, but we've introduced some changes in Codeforces backend to improve system performance. And now we want to test the system before Round 278.

I invite you to take part in Testing Round #11. It will start soon, on November, 20 21:30:00 (UTC). It will be unofficial unrated round.

Pretests are unusually weak to trigger more hack.

If you see any unexpected behavior or bugs, please inform us via comments.

Thanks.

UPD.: Thank you for participation.

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By MikeMirzayanov5 days ago, translation, In English,

Welcome to 2014-2015 CT S02E10: Codeforces Trainings Season 2 Episode 10. The training duration is 5 hours. It is opened for teams as well as for individual participants. After the end you may use the practice mode to complete problem solving. Also it will be availible as a virtual contest for whose of you who can't take part today. Please, do not cheat. Only fair play!

It is possible that the problems will be too easy for some participants, it is possible that we will add some problems.

Good luck!

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By misof7 days ago, In English,

Today, there will be three official Algorithm rounds at the TCO finals: both semifinal rounds and the wildcard round in the evening. The precise times when these rounds take place can be found in the schedule. (Coding actually begins 30 minutes after the indicated starting time.) For all three rounds there will be live coverage done by me (misof).

What is the best way to follow the action?

  1. Grab some snacks.

  2. Join us in the TopCoder arena and enter the room for the contest. Talk to me there if you have some questions or requests!

  3. Open the live coverage page for the live coverage.

See you there!

(P.S.: I will check the discussion here, but probably not during the rounds. If you have any quick questions, please msg me in the TC arena instead!)

Update: use the same link for finals!

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By MikeMirzayanov11 days ago, translation, In English,

Hello, Codeforces!

Actually, I didn't understand how, but I've prepated a round for the second division. I think it is subconscious wanted to soften the hard memories of the round of 276.

I hope that very much that the round will be held without any technical issues, as was the 277th.

I express my sincere gratitude to all involved in the preparation — Maxim Zlobober Akhmedov, Maria Delinur Belova, Polygon System, servers and James Gosling for Java. Also I am immensely grateful to the driver, who did not knock down me by car, although I, thinking about the problems, was crossing road on red.

It will be rated round, 6 problems and non-typical progressive scores: min(500 + i*500, 2500).

Wish you to see many Accepteds.

UPD. The Round moved 5 minutes forward. I want very much so that no one be late! Sorry.

UPD 2. Rating has been updated. But if we will find any cheaters, they will be punished and we will recalculate ratings. Thank you for participation!

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By MikeMirzayanov12 days ago, translation, In English,

Welcome to 2014-2015 CT S02E09: Codeforces Trainings Season 2 Episode 9. The training duration is 5 hours. It is opened for teams as well as for individual participants. After the end you may use the practice mode to complete problem solving. Also it will be availible as a virtual contest for whose of you who can't take part today. Please, do not cheat. Only fair play!

It is possible that the problems will be too easy for some participants, it is possible that we will add some problems.

Good luck!

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By laoriu2 weeks ago, In English,

Hello everyone!

Today, there will be another CodeForces Round at 18:00 (Moscow time). It is a Div. 2 contest, but Div. 1 participants can take part out of competition also.

My name is Vuong and this is my very first CodeForces round. Hope that this is not the last one. I would like to thanks Maxim Akhmedov(Zlobober) for help me preparing the round, Maria Belova(Delinur) for translating problems into English, and Mike Mirzayanov(MikeMirzayanov) for such a great Polygon and CodeForces.

Be sure to read all problem statements before contest ended. Hope you enjoy the contest.

Good luck and have fun!

UPD The contest is over! Thanks all of you for participating!

Here is top 5 participants:

  1. yzl_is_dazhazi
  2. My_First_Lady
  3. Perditio
  4. AkatsukiPain
  5. s_z_l

The editorial can be found here.

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