Yes, I know it's already April. Time flies so fast lately! Exactly a year ago we were just learning all the "delights" of lockdown.
So let's remember this 2020! What was it like? I don't know about you, but we had a hell of a lot of work.
I will now show you some graphs and you will be very surprised. Lockdown effect? Of course, but we did our best too.
Many thanks to everyone who did not stand aside! In 2020, we celebrated our 10th anniversary and crowdfunding money helps us grow and move forward. You helped us and each other. Thank you. Thank you for your contribution!
We've been working hard all year to make this community a better place. Did it work out? It's up to you to judge. Many thanks to everyone who invested time and effort:
- geranazavr555, kuviman, cannor147 helped a lot with development and new features;
- Una_Shem provided great organizational assistance;
- our problem coordinators are the greatest: KAN, antontrygubO_o, isaf27, 300iq, significant assistance was provided by BledDest, adedalic and Nebuchadnezzar, vovuh for preparing Div3 rounds;
- stingray advised and helped set up the network;
- our friends from VK for their help in our infrastructure;
- and help of problem writers and testers is immortal!
Time to take stock of 2020.
We are pleased to hold programming competitions with companies or for companies. I'm sure this is a great way to support the community of young programmers and hire talented candidates. Here is a list of our main partners this year:
- Telegram and personally Pavel Durov is supporting Codeforces activities for many years, every regular round is held with their help, thank you!
- ICPC — in 2020 we held several joint events (and we liked it!), I hope there will be more
- Mail.Ru — Technocup and Russian AI Cup
- VK, VK Cup — now a personal multi-track competition for Russian-speaking programmers
- XTX Markets, Codeforces Global Rounds — a series of 6 rounds with a separate scoring and souvenirs for the best participants
- Harbour.Space University — a series of educational rounds, the selection of summer school Tech Scouts
- JetBrains, Kotlin Heroes Rounds — Kotlin programming language contests
- Huawei — research competitions (marathons) with elements of machine learning
- Raiffeisenbank — round for both divisions with cool prizes
- Grakn Labs — round for both divisions with money prizes
- Microsoft, Microsoft Q # Coding Contest — unusual quantum computing competition