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By duckladydinh, history, 2 years ago, In English,

Hallo everyone,

the next Barcelona Bootcamp is coming. This year, my university also has the intention of participating. That is really great!!! :)). Looking at the previous World Final results, I think this is a huge opportunity for me since maybe I can transform myself to a higher stage with this. However, I wonder if I should go...

Honestly, looking at the the result does not give me a very good feeling because I think it is normal for a university like ITMO to win (that is not the first time anyway) or the University of Tokyo to get a bronze medal (in fact, they did even better when rng_58 was alive). It is not really clear when seeing the results from the always-on-the-top participants. How about other participating universities? Was there any big jump-ups in their ranking? Especially for those in the second division, what were their results in the regional contests? If possible, I really want to know.

Of course, there is always an option that I just 'go for fun' and ignore everything, but I will not forgive myself if I cannot gain anything back for my university because my fund is from my university and the fee is not cheap anyway, let alone visa and travel costs. I am from a normal university that is normal in all respects, but my university is still funding for coding passion, though a bit useless passion, so I must make a responsible decision even though no one will kill me if I waste the money.

I really want to know what kind of training the Bootcamp can offer in just a few short days and how relevant they are. What are the results of all participating universities at both World Finals and Regionals in the previous Bootcamp, other than the top 12 in World Final? Is this camp suitable for lower class universities or only relevant for those that are already on the top of the world?

Thank you for your time and consideration. PS: I have absolute trust in the organizer, especially Mike who has created the great Codeforces, but I just want to know if someone like will really benefit from the Bootcamp. Thank you.

Updated: I am so sorry for being mistaken. The ACM World Final results on their page are referenced from the MIPT workshop, the not Barcelona Bootcamp itself. It seems that this Bootcamp is still too new.

 
 
 
 
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Talking about money, you can take part in MIPT camp or in Petrozavodsk camp, they are basically the same, but cost less.

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    I think visa for Russia will be a problem. (Talking politically)

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      Russia is pretty cool when granting visas for this type of educational activities. If you get an invitation from Petrozavodsk camp you won't even have to pay the visa fee.

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        " If you get an invitation from Petrozavodsk camp you won't even have to pay the visa fee." ??? Was not the case for me or anyone else from UW.

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          In Finland we also have always got free visas to camps and contests in Russia. This is only possible when the visa is applied directly at the Russian embassy. I'm not sure if it is possible in all countries.

          At least when we applied visas for IOI last year, even our visa recommendation letter from Russia contained a text like "please give a free visa to these people".

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            Oops, it seems I was wrong, sorry for misinformation. In fact UW always apply through some agent and this agent charges some money, embassy charges money because we are not applying personally, but visa itself is free.

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        It is really nice to know this :O , no wonder why Russian students are always top performers in all educational activities. That's because you have such a dedicated government. I may recommend it to my teacher in the future, but for now, my focus is still on the Barcelona Bootcamp because I need to give my teacher a respond in a few days. Thank you.

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    oh thank you, I have just checked the bootcamp page and your suggestion (MIPT) again and seen this statement "8 out of 13 prize-winners of the ACM-ICPC World Finals 2016 participated in Moscow ACM ICPC Workshops" which is essentially MIPT, not the Barcelona Bootcamp. It seems that I have made a terrible mistake.

    Thank you so much for your suggestion. I need to inform my teacher right away and maybe I will have a chance to go to MIPT :))). (it is cheaper so I will not blame myself too too much if I cannot make the best out of it)

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when rng_58 was alive

brutal

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    savage

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    why brutal? I did not kill him :v !!!

    (I just mean he vanished from the realm of ICPC because of his old age)

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      That's a possible expression (similar to Paul Erdos).

      Personally, when you are ineligible in some contest because of your age, I call you "a senior citizen". When you stop competitive programming, I call you "a historical person".

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      because of his old age

      brutal

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