I want to invite you to participate in February Clash at HackerEarth. Contest is scheduled on February, 20. Contest duration is 24 hours, so there should be some comfortable time for every timezone :)
There will be six tasks in a problemset. Five of them are standard algorithmic problems with partial solutions allowed — you get points for every test that your solution passed. And the last task is an approximate problem — your score for this task depends on how good your solution is comparing to current best solution.
shef_2318 is author of this problemset. If you want to get an idea what to expect — you may check his previous contests at HackerEarth, CodeChef and HackerRank. Even if you don't need it in order to participate in Clash — I would advice you to take a look at them someday, because there are quite a few really interesting problems there.
I was working on this contest as a tester. I believe it is going to be an interesting one, as usual :) I hope that several problems will be not too hard for beginners (don't give up and show your best with partial scoring — even very naive solution may give you some decent points; and 24 hours should be enough for you to read all problems and find some tasks which you can solve) while some tasks are challenging enough to make this contest interesting for more experienced contestants. Even if you think that classic part of problemset is easy — go on, try to beat other contestants on approximate problem :) shef_2318 also worked on this contest as translator — you will be provided with problem statements in English and Russian. Also I want to thank belowthebelt for providing technical help and doing his best on fixing all issues and improving HackerEarth platform.
As usual, here is one more reason for you to participate in this contest:
Top5 of leaderboard will also receive some nice prizes:
- $100 Amazon gift card + HackerEarth T-shirt
- $80 Amazon gift card + HackerEarth T-shirt
- $50 Amazon gift card + HackerEarth T-shirt
- HackerEarth T-shirt
- HackerEarth T-shirt
Good luck to everybody — I hope to see you at the scoreboard :)
Upd. Contest has ended, congratulations to winners:
3) Carsten Eilks
All editorials have been published.