ahmed_aly's blog

By ahmed_aly, history, 5 months ago, In English,

Hello everyone,

Several people are asking me when A2 Online Judge is coming back, and unfortunately the issue this time might take longer to fix it.

This is the server which was hosting the website in my garage for several years:

A2 Online Judge server

And I think it's time to move to the cloud, but this requires some money. I created a campaign to raise $3000 which I need to host it on AWS for the next 3 years at least. You can read more details here: https://www.gofundme.com/support-a2oj

Please support to bring the website back, even if by just sharing the campaign.

Thanks in advance,

Ahmed Aly

 
 
 
 
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WOW!!! A2OJ was being hosted in a garage !!!

That's really impressive man you are the kind of people that I admire...keep up the good work.

I wish you good luck.

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Made donation by myself and encourage others to do it. Thank you, Aly for making A2 Online Judge!

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Your work on A2OJ is very much appreciated Ahmad, Thank you very much. I don't think there's a competitive programmer from the Middle East who didn't get benefit from it. There's a feature that I'm sure everybody would love to have it in A2OJ's groups which is being able to add Codeforces' Gym problems to the sheets. Some of the problems are really helpful but unfortunately they can't be added. Would be really nice to have this feature added.

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I'm happy to donate to such great project :D everyone should help to keep A2 OJ running.

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I felt very sad seeing a2oj.com down so often recently, I used to get a bit mad but I didn't know it was actually hosted in a GARAGE! So I just wanna say sorry about that :D

Thank you, Ahmed, for your hard work in creating these great features and keeping it running all this time.

I really wish I could donate... But as you might know, me being in Syria, It's really hard to make a living.. and I have no easy way to give online payments.. :(

So here goes my modest full heartedly support for you and your website <3

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    click on the ads when it's back

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      You are absolutely right. We can help that way.
      But I think Google Adsense team may take it seriously if they notice any kind of click bomb. I believe a lot of crazy programmers love A2OJ. So they (especially newbies) may get mad and click on the ads just to show love for a2oj and support it. I don't wanna see a2oj be banned by Google Adsense. We all love that platform.

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    most of syrians can not make a living. We are how need a donate unfortunately :(

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Thank you so much for creating A2 Online Judge! Can you please host the site, for now as a good amount of money has been funded. The community here is great! You will surely reach your goal.

Many Thanks!

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  • i hope you could make it , and i'm asking if there is any alternative ways of denoting rather than pay-pal or visa ?
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Ahmed, I admire you from core of my heart for your great effort.

Hope A2 will come back greatly :)

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Very impressive work, Aly!

I understand the difficulties running a website like this on one's own.

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I made the donation myself and I encouraged my friends! I was shocked when I saw a2oj down !! Hope you'll get it done !

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Hi! You may try to rent servers from SoYouStart (google it), it would be much more cheaper than AWS. Moreover servers are much more powerfull out there

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Wow,this is what thing,

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First thanks ahmed_aly for all your selfless hard work. I was practicing with Codeforces div2 D ladder, but now i can't. If anybody has the list of problems please share it so that i can keep up with my training. Thanks in advance.

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WOW! this so impressive O_O I will collect some money for A2OJ and tell my friend in the school to donate for this website. WISH YOU GOOD LUCK

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A2oj is back now!, good luck.

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mfw I see money :)

Don't forget to donate the change to Egypt O:)

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    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh a7a 3alde7k

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again a2oj is showing error message 500, some moment before it was working properly

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thank you sir!

once i became a good programmer i will pay my one year salary to it

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I shall try to donate for sure!

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Tem o A3 não?

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As it seems, you got $5,230 in donations which should be more than enough for hosting it in AWS for the next 3 years according to your calculation. So why don't you make the website AD-free now?

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