My name is Adilet Zhaxybay, and together with Bekzhan Kassenov (Bekzhan.Kassenov) we are authors of Codeforces #294, which will be held on 28th of February at 16:00 MSK. This is our first Codeforces round and we are happy to invite all of you to participate in it. The round will be rated for the second division, however, participants from the first division can, as usually, participate in it unofficially.
As far as we know, it is the first Codeforces round, which was completely prepared by the authors from Kazakhstan. We are very honored by this fact and hope that everything will go great. We are encouraging other participants from our country to join us — I am sure, that you can prepare a lot of very nice problems. Preparing Codeforces round is possible ;)
We want to thank all the people, who helped us to prepare the contest: Max Akhmedov (Zlobober), who helped us with the problems, Nurlan Kanapin (kt-9) and Mansur Kutybaev (Mex-Mans), who tested the round, and Maria Belova (delinur), who translated problem statements.
Also we want to say great thanks to Mike Mirzayanov (MikeMirzayanov) for creating Codeforces and Polygon. We want to congratulate Codeforces with its fifth anniversary. We, authors of the round, were very lucky to start competitive programming at the time, when Codeforces already existed, and it helped us really a lot!
We love, when authors of the round write a bit about themselves (we encourage everybody to do so) — this helps to feel that there are real people behind the problems. Thus, we will write a bit about ourselves. We are students from Nazarbayev University (nu.edu.kz). NU is a new university with English as a language of teaching, which is located in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. Our university participates in ACM-ICPC only from 2012, but the team from NU already qualified to World Finals twice — in 2014 and 2015. We hope that we will do only better in the future!
Good luck to all!
UPD Score distribution will be standard (500 — 1000 — 1500 — 2000 — 2500)
UPD2 Editorial is available here
Congratulations to winners!
Round is over, thanks to everybody, who took part in it!