Competitive Programming is all about the thrill of pitting yourselves against other coders and seeing who comes out on top. And in general, there’s nothing quite as fun for our community as putting on our coding hats and flexing our fingers over our keyboards and getting down to solve an interesting problem.
But competitive programming, like every sport, also has its World Cups. And for the CP community, the International Olympiad in Informatics is one such event that we all look forward to, not only as players but also as spectators. An annual competition that began in 1989 in Bulgaria, the IOI has risen from its humble beginnings to become one of the largest worldwide competitions for secondary school students that tests their skills in programming and problem solving.
Only the very best make it to the IOI Training Camps and eventually, the finals. Many of us have always wanted to see what the competition is like but the chance is given only to a select and deserving few. Fortunately for the entire community, CodeChef is bringing the Indian IOI Training Camp experience to you on our platform.
So what is an Indian IOI Training Camp? The Training Camp is probably one of the most enriching experiences any competitive programmer can have. The camp has two aims : it narrows down the pool of participants from a country from around 30 to 4 final participants, and it also trains and tests the participants so that they are ready for the big stage.
And it is this test that CodeChef is bringing to you. We are conducting a replay of the Indian IOI Training Camp, in the same format. There will be three challenging problems and a five-hour time limit for solving them. Three Team Selection Tests were conducted in May for the selection of Indian IOI team. This contest is the first among the three replays that we plan to conduct.
We’re sure you’re as hyped about this contest as we are. How do you take part? It’s simple, just register at CodeChef if you haven’t done so already, and check out the details below! We’re looking forward to seeing you all experience the thrill of the Training Camp selection tests.
The testers panel consists of: - Rajat De (rajat1603), Sampriti Panda (sampriti), Kushagra Juneja, Swapnil Gupta (born2rule), Sreejata Kishor Bhattacharya (AnonymousBunny), Animesh Fatehpuria (animesh_f), and Arjun P (Superty)
Duration: 5 hours
Start Date: Friday, 22nd June, 2018 at 19:00 HRS (IST)
End Date: Saturday, 23rd June, 2018 at 00:00 HRS (IST)
Contest Link: https://www.codechef.com/IOITC181
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Cheers, Team CodeChef