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By mgch, history, 2 weeks ago, translation, In English,

Hello CodeForces Community!

Greetings from Chef! Close on the heels of an exciting lineup of contests you all enjoyed, here’s more from Chefland to satisfy your coding appetites in April. This time it’s not a quick snack, it’s a full-course meal with ten days prep time!

I would like to invite you to the April Long Challenge 2018 for 10 days of exciting programming challenges. Joining me on the problem setting panel are:

Please give your feedback on the problem set in the comments below, after the contest.

Contest Details:

Time: 6th April 2018 (1500 hrs) to 16th April 2018 (1500 hrs). (Indian Standard Time — +5:30 GMT) — Check your timezone.

Contest link: https://www.codechef.com/APRIL18

Registration: You just need to have a CodeChef handle to participate. For all those, who are interested and do not have a CodeChef handle, are requested to register in order to participate.

Prizes: Top 10 global and top 20 Indian winners get 300 Laddus each, with which the winners can claim cool CodeChef goodies. Know more here: https://www.codechef.com/laddu.
(For those who have not yet got their previous winning, please send an email to winners@codechef.com)

Also, first to solve each problem individually: 100 laddus (For problems common to both Divisions, only one user will get laddus for that problem).

Good Luck!
Hope to see you participating!!
Happy Programming!!

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By mgch, history, 3 weeks ago, In English,

Hello CodeForces Community! Chef's next contest is just around the corner and I'd like to invite you for the same, the March Lunchtime 2018. Have a helping of Chef's challenges and solve all 6 contest problems to top the charts!

I hope you will join your fellow programmers and enjoy the contest problems. Joining me on the problem setting panel are:

  • Problem Setter:mgch (Misha Chorniy)
  • Problem Tester: lewin (Lewin Gan)
  • Problem Editorialist: adkroxx (Adarsh kumar)
  • Problem Admin: kingofnumbers (Hasan Jaddouh)
  • Statement Verifier:xellos (Jakub Safin)
  • Russian Translator: CherryTree (Sergey Kulik)
  • Mandarin Translator: huzecong (Hu Zecong)
  • Vietnamese Translator: VNOI Team

I hope you will have a great time solving them. Your feedback on the problem set is most welcome in the comments below after the contest.

Contest Details:

Time: 31st March 2018 (1930 hrs — 2230 hrs). (Indian Standard Time — +5:30 GMT) — Check your [timezone]https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=March+Lunchtime+2018&iso=20180331T1930&p1=44&ah=3.

Contest link: https://www.codechef.com/LTIME58

Registration: You just need to have a CodeChef handle to participate. For all those, who are interested and do not have a CodeChef handle, are requested to register in order to participate.

Prizes: * Top 10 performers in Global and Indian category will get CodeChef laddus, with which the winners can claim cool CodeChef goodies. Know more here: https://www.codechef.com/laddu.

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By mgch, 19 months ago, translation, In English,

Hello CodeForces Community!

With the preliminary rounds of IOI fast approaching, it is time to crack your knuckles and start preparing for it. To help you with your preparations, we have September Lunchtime 2016 CodeChef September Lunchtime coming up for you. Set by me and tested by Cherrytree (Sergey Kulik) the contest has four brain-teasing problems which will make your weekend thrilling.

Joining me on the problem setting panel are:

  • Problem Setter: mgch (Misha Chorniy)
  • Problem Tester and Russian Translator: Cherrytree (Sergey Kulik)
  • Editorialist: pkacprzak (Pawel Kacprzak)
  • Mandarin Translator: huzecong (Hu Zecong)
  • Vietnamese Translator: VNOI Team
  • Contest Admin PraveenDhinwa (Praveen Dhinwa)

Hope you will enjoy solving them. Please give your feedbacks on the problem set in the comments below after the contest.

Please find the rest of the details about the contest below.

Time: 24th September 2016 (1930 hrs) to 24th September 2016 (2230 hrs). (Indian Standard Time — +5:30 GMT) — Check your timezone.

Details: https://www.codechef.com/LTIME40

Registration: You just need to have a CodeChef handle to participate. For all those, who are interested and do not have a CodeChef handle, are requested to register in order to participate.

Prizes: Top 10 school students each from Global and Indian category will get CodeChef laddus, with which the winners can claim cool CodeChef goodies. Know more here: https://www.codechef.com/laddu. (For those who have not yet got their previous winning, please send an email to winners@codechef.com).

Good Luck! Hope to see you participating!!

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By mgch, 21 month(s) ago, translation, In English,

Hello CodeForces Community!

The monthly programming action takes the centre stage once again after SnackDown 2016 Finale. I hope you all are ready to get back to your weekly dose of programming. So, let’s start.

I’d like to invite you to the CodeChef July CookOff 2016 CodeChef July Cook-Off. This time, the Cook-Off will happen as per its usual time i.e., on the second last Sunday of the month. Joining me on the problem setting panel are:

  • Problem Setter: mgch (Misha Chorniy)

  • Problem Tester: karanaggarwal ( Karan Aggarwal)

  • Editorialist: pushkarmishra (Pushkar Mishra)

  • Russian Translator: Cherrytree (Sergey Kulik)

  • Mandarin Translator: huzecong (Hu Zecong)

  • Vietnamese Translator: VNOI Team

  • Contest Admin and Language Verifier: PraveenDhinwa (Praveen Dhinwa)

I hope you will enjoy solving them. Please give your feedback on the problem set in the comments below after the contest. You can find the rest of the details about the contest below.

Time: 24th July 2016 (2130 hrs) to 25th July 2016 (0000 hrs). (Indian Standard Time — +5:30 GMT) — Check your timezone.

Details: https://www.codechef.com/COOK72

Registration: You just need to have a CodeChef handle to participate. For all those, who are interested and do not have a CodeChef handle, are requested to register in order to participate.

Prizes:

  • Top 10 performers in Global and Indian category will get CodeChef laddus, with which the winners can claim cool CodeChef goodies. Know more here: https://www.codechef.com/laddu. (For those who have not yet got their previous winning, please send an email to winners@codechef.com)

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By mgch, 2 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello CodeForces Community,

The CodeChef LunchTime programming series in its 33rd edition has a new timing. From now, it will start on the Last Saturday of every month from 7:30 PM, IST to 10:30 PM, IST.

I have set the problems for the first newly scheduled LunchTime and would like to invite you all for the same. The contest takes place at https://www.codechef.com/LTIME33. I am sure this will serve as a good practice for all those aiming for IOI 2016, we have adhered to the syllabus IOI and made the problems accordingly.

Time: 27th February 2016 (1930 hrs) to 27th February 2016 (2230 hrs). (Indian Standard Time — +5:30 GMT) — Check your timezone

Details: https://www.codechef.com/LTIME33

Registration: You just need to have a CodeChef handle to participate. For all those, who are interested and do not have a CodeChef handle, are requested to register in order to participate.

Prizes:

  • Top 10 performers in Global and Indian category will win a cool CodeChef T-shirt. (For those who have not yet got their previous winning, please send an email to winners@codechef.com)

It promises to deliver on an interesting set of algorithmic problems with something for all. Please feel free to give your feedback on the problem set.

Good Luck! Hope to see you participating!!

Sub: Attention! CodeChef February LunchTime 2016 starts at an unusual timing

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By mgch, history, 2 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello Codeforces Community!

CodeChef invites you to participate in CodeChef January Long Challenge at http://www.codechef.com/JAN16. As always, the long contests will start on first Friday of every month and last for 10 days. This ensures that two weekends are covered.

Time: 1st January 2016 to 11th January 2016. Check your timezone.

Details: https://www.codechef.com/JAN16

Registration: Just need to have a CodeChef handle to participate. For all those, who are interested, are requested to register in order to participate.

Prizes:

For Indians:

1st prize: INR 12000

2nd prize: INR 8000

For Rest of the world:

1st prize: $400

2nd prize: $300

In addition to the above prizes. Top 10 global, Top 20 Indian, Top 5 school (Indian), Top 5 school (Global), Top 3 challenge problem solvers Indian and Global (apart from the winners) get cool CodeChef goodies.

As far as I know JAN16 will be first programming competition in 2016, don't miss it! I hope that everyone who will take part be able to solve all problems :)

Good Luck!

Happy New Year!

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