By scott_wu, 13 months ago, In English,

Hey Codeforces!

I’ve worked with Addepar and the broader 8 | family of companies in Silicon Valley throughout 2014 and 2015, and it’s been an excellent experience. I would encourage everyone in the community to learn more about the great work that these companies are doing and I’m happy to announce that 8 | Partners will be hosting the 8 | VC VentureCup on Codeforces! It’ll be a fun contest and I’ve worked on the problems along with a few competitive programmers in our network. The contest will begin on February 13 and consist of two rounds.

ABOUT 8 | PARTNERS

8 | Partners, which consists of Joe Lonsdale (co-founder of Palantir) and his core team from Formation | 8, is a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that invests in industry-transforming technology companies. The team's investment portfolio includes companies such as those featured below, and a host of other top technology platforms that leverage modern algorithms and data science to power their core business processes.

SELECT 8 | FEATURED COMPANIES

Kiwi is a San Francisco-based company making the world's dominant Q&A platform on mobile, defining a new category of interaction. We let users ask questions, publicly or anonymously, of their friends, followers, and other users all over the world. The platform empowers users to generate rich content using pictures, video, or text to express their opinions on the questions asked to them. Kiwi is creating a new type of community, built on shared curiosity from around the globe.

Radius delivers predictive marketing software that transforms the way B2B companies discover new market opportunities, acquire the right customers, and measure success. Using Radius, marketers instantly access unprecedented value with cloud-based software designed for user experience, scalability, and security for organizations of any size – from the Fortune 500 to emerging growth companies. Our software is powered by the Radius Business Graph–a proprietary data science engine fueled by intelligence on every U.S. business–which provides marketers with real-time predictive analytics, powerful segmentation, and seamless integrations to reach all their customers in more meaningful, relevant ways.

Blend is a deep Silicon Valley technology company whose product empowers lenders to originate efficient, data-driven mortgages. Leveraging high-fidelity data sources as well as automated rules and configurable workflows, Blend enables lenders to drive down origination costs and keep airtight compliance while providing their borrowers with an elegant, digital user experience.

Oscar is a new kind of health insurance company, designed to put people first. Through a high-tech, data-driven approach, easy-to-understand language and a unique set of benefits, Oscar is drastically changing the way we think about and interact with our health insurance. Founded in 2012, Oscar makes health insurance simple, transparent and human.

BuildZoom is a marketplace for remodeling and construction services. We're modernizing this $1.2 trillion industry by using the world's largest collection of construction data to objectively rate and rank contractors, making it easy for homeowners, businesses and construction managers to find the best fit for any project. We then offer collaboration tools to help people manage the entire project in a simple and straight-forward manner. Since launching in 2013, BuildZoom has rapidly grown into a thriving marketplace that facilitated over $1 billion in projects in 2015.

Color's mission is to democratize access to high-quality genetic information. Color provides a high-quality, physician-ordered, genetic test at a low cost. Color's goal is to expand access to breast and ovarian cancer genetic risk information for every person, everywhere.

OpenGov transforms the way the world analyzes and allocates public money. With more than 700 government customers across 45 states in a rapidly expanding network, OpenGov is the market leader in cloud-based financial intelligence, budgeting, and transparency for government. The OpenGov platform transforms government financial data into intuitive, interactive visualizations for both internal government users and citizens.

Addepar is building a technology platform to transform the global world of finance. Addepar automates the aggregation of diverse financial datasets, and is built on a distributed calculation engine that allows advisers to perform complex, on-the-fly calculations. A best-in-class ember-based front end makes it easy to analyze complex portfolios, and a sophisticated report builder and client portal allow advisers to provide unparalleled transparency to their clients. Addepar's platform is poised to transform the financial industry by creating new standards for efficiency and transparency in portfolio analysis.

Illumio delivers adaptive security for every computing environment, protecting the 80 percent of data center and cloud traffic missed by the perimeter. The company's Adaptive Security Platform™ visualizes application traffic and delivers continuous, scalable, and dynamic policy and enforcement to every bare-metal server, VM, container, and VDI within data centers and public clouds. Using Illumio, enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, Plantronics, NTT, King Entertainment, NetSuite, and Creative Artists Agency have achieved secure application and cloud migration, environmental segmentation, compliance, and high-value application protection from breaches and threats with no changes to applications or infrastructure.

If you’re interested in job opportunities with these companies or others in the 8VC portfolio, contact us below!


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THE CONTEST

The contest will occur in two rounds:

Round 1 is online and takes place on February 13. Round 1 follows regular Codeforces rules and consists of 7 problems. For this round, the complexity of the problems will be comparable to a regular Codeforces round. There are no eligibility restrictions to participate in the round.

Round 2 takes place on February 28, consists of 5 problems, and uses regular Codeforces rules. The complexity of the problems is higher than a regular Codeforces round. We will invite the top 20 local finishers in Round 1 to Woodside, CA to compete in Round 2. In addition, we will invite the top 200 overall finishers to compete online.

PRIZES
  • Overall 1st place — $2500
  • Overall 2nd place — $1000
  • Overall 3rd-5th places — $500 each
  • Overall 1-50th place — t-shirts with 8 | VC and company logos
  • Local Winner — Dinner with Joe Lonsdale (founder of Palantir, Addepar, & 8 | Partners) and other Silicon Valley technologists
  • Local top finishers — Opportunity to meet with leadership from 8 | VC portfolio companies

Good luck!

 
 
 
 
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What about T-shirts?

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    When T-shirts are top tier award during a contest

    #justcompetitiveprogrammerthings

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    Yes, for top 50 overall finishers.

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GL & HF!

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Is Round 1 rated ?

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Excited about this contest... :)

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In addition, we will invite the top 200 overall finishers to compete online.

Do I take it correctly to mean top 200 finishers of round 1?

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"We will invite the top 20 local finishers in Round 1 to Woodside, CA" — What does 'local' mean here? Bay Area residents? California residents? Or someone can pay his travel cost?

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Did you notice new information about t-shirts?

Overall 1-50th place — t-shirts with 8 | VC and company logos

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I think it was better to decrease the first place prize and increase the number of t-shirts :D

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"The complexity of the problems wil be comparable to a regular Codeforces round"

Does this mean the difficulty of the contest problems will be something like: Div 2 A, Div 2 B, Div 1 A, Div 1 B, Div 1 C, Div 1 D, Div 1 E? Or will the problems all be Div 1 level.

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Compete or go to premiere :<

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Good luck and have fun! And solve many problems!

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I registered for the contest but missed the additional checkboxes in a rush, one of which I guess was to specify if I'm able to attend the onsite. Is there a way to re-register?

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    You can cancel your registration from the page with the list of the registrants. After that, you can re-register for the contest and those checkboxes will show up again.

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      Ah, I totally forgot how to cancel registration. Thanks!

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WJMZBMR wrote his last official contest 198 days ago.
And today I saw this:  WJMZBMR is registered to 8VC Venture Cup 2016 — Elimination Round!
Maybe it is return of WJMZBMR. WJMZBMR, good luck and have fun. Solve many problems!

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No contest in 2 weeks :(

Maybe it's a good thing to practice more for the next round.

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Will unoffical participation for Round 2 be allowed?

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Is the final round going to be rated?

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    Apparently yes.

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      But I don't understand how the rating will be calculated. I qualified for the final round so I wonder if I am considered to compete only with those 200 guys or with everyone in div1?

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        I think rating changes will be calculated separately for final round and mirror round.

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          i think they will be calculated together :D because it is unfair to decrease some masters in the finals because they were like 150/200 in the finals

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Round 2 for Div1 & Div2 was not announced and explained, will it follow the same Codeforces Div1 & 2 rules? what if a qualified contestant from the first round wants to take part in his division contest?

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I was invited to onsite though didn't get into top-200 in the Round 1. System doesn't allow me to register to "Final Round" because I am not in top-200. Should I go to onsite but compete in "Final Round (Div. 1 Edition)"?

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Will the round be rated for div-2 participants who will participate out of contest?

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    "We will also hold rated, out-of-contest participation for both div1 and div2 contestants."