Andrei1998's blog

By Andrei1998, history, 13 months ago, In English,

Hello Codeforces community,

You are invited to CodeChef December Long Challenge 2018 sponsored by ShareChat. This is a 10-day competition with 8 problems and it’s open to programmers across the globe. The contest problems will be available in English, Hindi, Bengali, Russian, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

Participants will also be in the running for some exciting jobs at ShareChat — India’s fastest growing social network. To apply, all you need to do is fill the application form on the contest page and participate in the December Long Challenge.

I hope you will join your fellow programmers and enjoy the contest problems. Joining me on the problem setting panel are:

Contest Details:

  • Start Date & Time: 7th December 2018 (1500 hrs) to 17th December 2018 (1500 hrs). (Indian Standard Time — +5:30 GMT) — Check your timezone
  • Contest link:
  • Registration: You just need to have a CodeChef handle to participate. For all those, who are interested and do not have a CodeChef handle, are requested to register in order to participate.
  • Prizes: Top 10 performers in Global and Indian category will get CodeChef laddus, with which the winners can claim cool CodeChef goodies. First to solve each problem except challenge — 100 laddus. Know more here:
    (For those who have not yet got their previous winning, please send an email to

Good Luck! Hope to see you participating!! Happy Programming!!

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By Andrei1998, history, 17 months ago, In English,

I see that most contests (i.e. I think at least 90% of them) have fake virtual participants in the top spots (this is pretty easy to see given they submit all the problems within 10 minutes). Not major, but it looks bad when most people actually take virtual participations seriously and don't want to turn off seeing them. Maybe they should be devirtualized. MikeMirzayanov

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By Andrei1998, history, 18 months ago, In English,

The Balkan Olympiad in Informatics 2018 (BOI 2018) takes place between the 7th and 13th of July 2018, in Timisoara, Romania.

The official site of the competition can be found here.

Let's discuss the tasks after each contest day.

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