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By vicpall, history, 5 weeks ago, In English,

I'm new in the field of competitive programming and since I can't participate in the olympiads anymore I have to ask — is there any point in starting in the 12th grade to learn it and are there any competitions as important as (or more important than) olympiads? Thanks in advance!

 
 
 
 
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If you don't enjoy it, don't do it, simple as that. Other than that, there's always the benefit of working out your brain and being good at job interviews.

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    only thing is competitive programming is useless for any job so it's just a waste of time hobby and nothing more

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      May or may not be true, but:

      1. I said job interview, not job. Most software engineering positions have algorithms in interview process.

      2. Still less useless than playing computer games for sure.

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        ah, i see. you're probably a 12 year old who discovered how to write a hello world and you think you're a programmer.
        cp is pretty much useless. on the other side, by playing popular esports you can get pretty big in the industry and actually earn lots of money.

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          So what brings you to Codeforces, if you could invest your time in esports?

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            trying to bring the community together

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              ... in hating against you?

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              You suck at that tho lmao

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                or have you thought if it's actually the community that's rejecting what i'm doing? i bet no. that makes you part of the problem. you were quick to jump on me and hate me.

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                  i mean if you're a girl you really shouldn't be doing this because it's not right.

                  Your own post on this very page. You earned the hate.

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                  see? i have stated a fact and now you're hating for no reason. oh well..there's only so much i can do...

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                  fact != your absurd claim(s)

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                  reason = absurdity of your claim

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                  Anyways, clearly there is no point conversing with you, and you're probably a attention-seeking troll which has nothing better to do, so I am done here

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                  oh yeah, excuse me i am talking with a #PROGRAMMER. you obviously had to make that clear by not typing like a normal human being but rather formatting everything like an edgy teen.
                  oh god who cares

                  edit: oh okay you're from india. so everything you say is pretty much completely irrelevant.

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                  sure.

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                  And you're from XXX ofcourse whatever you say is completely relevant

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                  you're so original mate, but unfortunately for you, being indian does limit your opinions' relevancy so that's that

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                  Oh, so you are trying to bring the community together by being racist?

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                  excuse me but how am i being racist?

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For me personally, I don't really have a good chance at making our country's olympiad team anyway. But I do competitive programming because I think that it is something enjoyable. Maybe you could try this: after you do some practice problems or a contest, think about if the time you are spending on competitive programming is worth it, or if you would rather do something else. If you would rather focus on something else, that is totally fine, but if you do enjoy it, then continue with competitive programming. Of course, if ever you become disinterested in competitive programming, then you can just stop competing without any harm. It all depends on how you feel about it and if you think it's worth your time to train on competitive programming when there are other things you can do.

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    Thank you for your answer! I find competitive programming to be enjoyable, but, on the other hand, my personal experience with the national competitions was just awful. I had big expectations for the county olympiad, but my performance was way below what I was expecting. Every time I open my PC to solve a problem I'm just not excited anymore and I feel awful for my performance.

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    orz fishy <3

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If you plan on attending university, you can do ACM ICPC.

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    As a follow up, what are the opportunities to continue with competitive programming after university?

    Is it just platforms (like CF, TC, AtCoder, etc) and big annual contests like GCJ, and Hacker Cup?

    More specifically, are there any well known team contests for after university?

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      Hashcode, Deadline (dead), Pizza (delayed)

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i mean if you're a girl you really shouldn't be doing this because it's not right.

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    No wonder your contribution is -106 (as of now; of course it's going further down in the dump)

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      why are you saying that?
      or are you implying that you've got some kind of web bots that are going to downvote me without any reason? you know you can get banned for that do you
      i see you have +1 contribution. is that botted too?