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By scott_wu, history, 5 days ago, In English,

Hey all!

For the past few months, vnovakov and I have been working on a product called Lunch Club that connects people algorithmically in cities and events around the world. We'll be running Lunch Club at ICPC WF this week as a way for contestants and alums to get to meet one another. Lunch Club will be making matches for 1:1 lunches Monday and Tuesday at the hotel. If you're at ICPC and are interested in meeting cool people, sign up here!

 
 
 
 
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5 days ago, # |
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How do you prevent spammers?

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    hope you r not ..XD

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    We cross-validate email and CF handle to make sure you are actually attending ICPC or an alumnus / special guest.

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      How about people without a CF handle? Do you just check if their e-mail is on a list of e-mails of people who are at ICPC?

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        Yes, also, there are third-party APIs that can de-dedupe emails to see if two emails are actually the same person or not. And 80% or more people who registered do have a CF handle :)

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        Yes, also, there are third-party APIs that can de-dupe emails to see if two emails are actually the same person or not. And 80% or more people who registered do have a CF handle :)

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      Do you actually have a list of participants and alumnus / special guests? I misunderstood the prerequisites and registered while I am neither a participant nor a special guest, After realized that, I reply the email sent to me to apologize and cancel the match. However, it seems I still, unfortunately, let someone waiting for me. I hope he didn't feel bad about that.

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        Yes but you are also welcome to participate! Please reply to reschedule at a time that works for you.

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I have registered for a meeting tomorrow, but I am not able to read my email, hence I am no longer available (i am writing it here to avoid that someone has to wait for me).

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    You can still participate — we will message you here on Cf about your match. That’s why we asked for Cf handle as well as email!

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Seems cool :)

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Amazing! But I'm too vegetable to meet contestants.

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    "too vegetable"! Haha. But I wonder if non-Chinese people know what this expression means?

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    Explanation for those who do not understand Chinese: 太菜 in Chinese just mean that you're very weak :X

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So cool! But im too vegetable too and could only be a volunteer XD

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This is so cool :)