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By majk, 6 weeks ago, In English,
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By majk, 7 weeks ago, In English,

Hungry for yet another contest? On Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 17:05 UTC the Lyft Level 5 Challenge will start with the Round 1! This is a combined round having 7 problems and lasting 2 hours, and it will be rated.

The top 100 participants of this round will win a Lyft Level 5 Challenge t-shirt. The top 30 contestants located in the San Francisco Bay area will be invited to the Final Round.

In the Final Round the top three onsite contestants will fight for the cash prizes:

  • First place: $2000
  • Second place: $1000
  • Third place: $500

Interested in an internship or a job at Lyft?

Many thanks to:

I'll be on the community Discord server shortly after the contest to discuss the problems.

UPDATE 1: The scoring distribution will be 500-1000-1500-2250-2750-3250-4000.

UPDATE 2: The contest is over and there is an editorial.

UPDATE 3: Congratulations to the winners:

  1. tourist
  2. V--o_o--V
  3. CongLingDanPaiShang3k5
  4. Errichto
  5. 300iq

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By majk, 2 months ago, In English,

Hello! On Saturday 15th September 16:00 UTC the contest HackerEarth HourStorm #3 will take place. It’s the third version of a short contest, that runs for 1 hour! The problem set consists of 3 traditional algorithmic tasks of various difficulties.

For traditional algorithmic tasks, you will receive points for every test case your solution passes — so you can get some points with partial solutions as well. Keeping the IOI tradition alive, the order of the difficulty of getting full points might be different from the order of difficulty of getting partial points, so make sure you read all the tasks. Check contest page for more details about in-contest schedule and rules.

I am the author of the tasks; but don't despair, they'll be (slightly) easier than my last CF round! Many thanks to jtnydv25 for testing and valuable feedback. As usual, there will be some prizes for the top three competitors:

  1. $75 Amazon gift card
  2. $50 Amazon gift card
  3. $25 Amazon gift card

In addition, top 5 on the scoreboard with rating less than 1600 will win HackerEarth t-shirts.

Good luck to everyone, and let's discuss the problems after the contest!

UPD: Contest finished. Winners:

  1. tourist
  2. lewin
  3. Egor

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By majk, 3 months ago, In English,

Topcoder SRM 736 is scheduled to start at 15:00 UTC, August 15, 2018. Note that as per the new Topcoder Open Algorithm rules (see associated discussion on CF) this round counts towards 2019 Topcoder Open Online Stage 1.

The tasks were prepared by me. I'd like to thank misof and paulinia for comments and testing.

You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.

Refer to this guide to set up your environment for competing.

Good luck, have fun, positive rating!

UPD: Congratulation to the winners:

  1. rng_58
  2. ksun48
  3. tourist
  4. Um_nik
  5. xudyh

UPD2: Editorial

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By majk, history, 8 months ago, In English,
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By majk, 8 months ago, In English,

The round 1 of VK Cup 2018 will take place on March 10 at 18:35 MSK (check your timezone). The contest "VK Cup 2018 — Round 1" is for teams qualified from two Qualification Rounds. The top 400 teams will advance to the Round 2, along with teams that qualify in the Wild Card Round 1 a week later. As usual, there will be two parallel rounds for those ineligible to participate in VK Cup, one for each division.

I'd like to thank KAN for steering my crazy ideas into a coherent unit, the coordination and also for suggesting one of the problems, AlexFetisov, qwerty787788, winger, Errichto, Tommyr7 and misof for testing the problems, MikeMirzayanov for building Codeforces and Polygon and VK for organising the contest.

All three rounds last 2 hours, and all are rated. The VK Cup and Div. 1 will have six identical problems while the Div. 2 contest will consist of five problems. The scoring distribution will be announced before the contest.

The main heroes of this round will be Alice and Bob. Beware that Eve might attempt to foil their plans.

This is my first round on Codeforces and hopefully not the last. Wish you many submissions, high hacks and successful rating.

UPDATE: The scoring in Div.1 and VK Cup round 1 is 500-1000-1500-1750-2250-3000. For Div.2, it is 500-1000-1500-2000-2250.

UPDATE2: The round is finished. I hope you enjoyed it. Tune in a bit later for editorial.

UPDATE3: Congratulations to winners!

Div.1

Div.2

VK Cup

UPDATE4: Editorial

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Announcement of VK Cup 2018 - Round 1
 
 
 
 
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