Fox Ciel is back!
I invite you to participate in Codeforces Round #290, which will start at the standard time on next Monday:
Last Div1 Round (#286) is so hard, so after notice that, we decide to reduce the difficulty of this round. (For example, current Div1-E was used as Div1-D) I hope more people can enjoy all tasks in this round: this time no task requires advanced knowledge like linear space or Fourier Transform.
The background story will be Fox Ciel's life: learning programming, play games, traveling, have dinner and so on.
Like Round #228, top-20 contestants that are currently at Petrozavodsk training camp will be rewarded with nice Codefores T-Shirts. Contestant may be a team member, jury, coach, organizer, or whoever else involved in camp, no matter of status.
Good luck and have fun!
Update1: Score Distribution is ... Div2: Standard (500 — 1000 — 1500 — 2000 — 2500), Div1: a bit unusual ... (500 — 1000 — 1500 — 2250 — 2250)
Update2: Editorial: http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/16173
Update3: Congratulation to our winners:
They are all people who solved 5 tasks!