By Michael, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

We are glad to introduce Yandex open programming competition "Yandex.Algorithm" hosted by Codeforces. The competition starts on May 4th and will consist of two qualification rounds, two online rounds and a final onsite round. Some of the rounds are created by Yandex employees. The onsite round will be held at the Yandex Summer School in Distributed Computing in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Any registered member of Codeforces can participate. There will be 5 rounds, 2 hours each. 15 winners of the last online round will be invited to participate in the Summer School and in the final round of Yandex.Open. 70 best participants will get T-shirts.

The school is a part of the Yandex Summer School Series (YSSS), started in 2010 with the Summer School in Machine Translation, and will be held annually. The mission of the series is to help social and professional networking among the best young talents in the areas of Computer Science and Software Engineering and foster collaborations between industry and academia. We will have speakers from Yandex, eBay, Yahoo! Labs.

This year's school is meant to introduce students to the concepts of Distributed Computing and its applications to different areas, as well as to highlight the next generation research directions. We will also provide a set of practical problems and the infrastructure to solve them on-site. The working languages of the school are English and Russian.

Yandex will pay for the trip and accomodations of all invited participants. Summer School participation is completely free for them.

Competition schedule:

DateRoundParticipants 
May 4th, 9:00 First qualification round Anyone 500 top scoring participants advance to the first online round
May 6th, 19:00 Second qualification round Anyone, including those who didn't advance from the first qualification round 500 top scoring participants advance to the first online round
May 20th, 19:00 First online round 1000 participants 200 top scoring participants advance to the second online round
May 22nd, 19:00 Second online round 200 participants 15 top scoring participants advance to the finals
July Final round 15 participants  
Michael Levin, Yandex academic programs
 
 
 
 
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T-shorts?!
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Awesome. I just hope CF system would sustain the stress if qualification rounds attracted a good number of participants.
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Isn't it possible to give t-shirts to all participants of the last online round?
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Sorry, wrong option -> ignore it.
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isn't it better if we have more online rounds instead of just two?
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Will these be rated events?
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        Anyone, including those who didn't advance from the first qualification round

This is written about the second qualification round, does this mean anyone can participate in this round even if he is qualified from the first qualification round?
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    Yes, but in that case he will participate out of competition and won't count in the 500 people who can advance from Qual 2 to online round 1
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That's a pity no qualification round is in holidays.
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Will these rounds be held on the Codeforces format, or on another format more similar to ICPC and/or CodeJam?

Also, will the problems be algorithmic as always, or will they be related to the subject of the School ("Distributed Computing", which I don't really know much about...)?
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    Rounds will be held in the usual Codeforces format. The problems will be algorithmic. There may be something related to the subject of the School at the final round.
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Is there any specific registration or just register for the round and participate as usual?
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    Just register for the round.
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      Is there going to be any limit for the number of registrants for the rounds (as I expect significant increase in the number of participants especially for the qualifying rounds)?
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        The system can work with the estimated number of participants we expect to come.
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          Topcoder admins also thank, that their servers would work with 2200 registrants :).
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First qualification round is on wednesday at 11AM in Bangladesh time. Thats a very poor time for us,its not a holiday and so we need to miss class to participate. Other rounds are at 9PM(BDT) as usual, which is a good time.
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    The same but i need to miss exam to enter this round
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      Time of first round is poor for a lot of people but it is logical to have qualificatios at differnt times because people who can't participate at 19:00MSK are exists too.
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    Who goes to classes anyway in college? :D
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when should we register
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Hi,

I can't register for the competition round 1.
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    Only those who passed through qualification rounds can participate in the competition round 1. Did you advance to the round 1?
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      Thanks for you answer.
      Whether someone advanced or not, he can register into competition(contestant or out of competition). The problem is now resolved and also I'm advanced into round1:)