Recently I’ve heard that the North American ICPC regionals and divisionals are considering remote participation by all members of each 3-person ICPC team. This opens the possibility of simultaneous debugging, testing, test-case generation, and more. The differences that parallel terminal use can make in a team contest interest me very greatly, although I am not competing this year.
I’m curious, have any other regions announced such changes? What are contestants’ thoughts on how this change could impact their performance — or be taken advantage of? Might problem setters be considering altering the difficulty or quantity of problems in their problemsets? What will be the impact of being able to blast Twice all 5 hours? These are the questions we need to be asking.