By arsijo, 3 weeks ago, In English,

Hi everybody!

Lewin told me that they need a photographer for the FFC Final Round. Here I am!

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By Lewin, 3 weeks ago, In English,

Hello again Codeforces!

The Forethought Future Cup Final round will start on May 4th, 10:05am PDT. This round will be rated for everyone. There will be three separate rounds, one for onsite contestants, one for div1, and one for div2. Onsite and div1 will have the same problems. Each round will have 6 problems and be 2 hours long.

Here is a table of the onsite contestants.

scott_wu neal ACRush Fdg Ra16bit
Kenny_HORROR liymbear ll931110 xiaowuc1 Suzukaze
yzyz stevenkplus pmnox OpalDshawn NEU20133823
tap_tapii Svlad_Cjelli Emiso davidberard gojira
dinosaurs batyrkhan14 robot-dreams kfqg

The onsite round has cash prizes:

  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $250
  • 3rd: $100
  • 4th — 10th: $50

Thanks to ismagilov.code, mohammedehab2002, Jeel_Vaishnav, Learner99, 300iq, dojiboy9, fortune, y0105w49, KAN, arsijo for testing and coordination. Also, thanks to cyand1317 for one of the problems. Of course, thanks to MikeMirzayanov for Codeforces and Polygon, and for allowing us to host the round.

There might be some interactive problems again, so please read the interactive problem guide if you haven't before.

If you're still interested in applying, please fill out the form.

Updates

UPD 1 The scoring distribution will be:

  • Div2: 500-1000-1500-2000-2500-3000
  • Div1: 500-1000-1500-2000-2500-3250

UPD 2 Pictures from the onsite round: https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/66876

UPD 3: I'm sorry, but to prevent the leak of onsite results, we will postpone the start of system testing a bit. As soon as the closing ceremony finish at Forethought office, we will immediately start the system testing of the rounds. Until this time, the rounds will be hidden. But don't panic, this will only be temporary and we will return everything soon.

UPD 4: The results will be in around 90 minutes after the end of the competition.

UPD 5: Tutorial: https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/66878

UPD 6: Congratulations to the winners:

Onsite contest:

1 scott_wu
2 ACRush
3 neal
4 xiaowuc1
5 Svlad_Cjelli
6 Ra16bit
7 ll931110
8 stevenkplus
9 yzyz
10 pmnox

Div 1 contest:

1 Benq
2 Petr
3 Errichto
4 aid
5 Endagorion

Div 2 contest:

1 Ezys
2 nitishk24
3 gonP
4 trabbbart
5 Randl

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By Lewin, 5 weeks ago, In English,

Hi Codeforces!

I'm excited to announce the Forethought Future Cup! It will consist of two rounds, an online round on April 20th, 11:05am PDT, and an onsite round on May 4th, 10:05am PDT. Both of these rounds will be rated and open for all participants. The top 25 local contestants near San Francisco will be invited to the Forethought office to take part onsite.

Each round will be a combined round. In the first round, there will be 8 problems in 2.5 hours. There will be at least one interactive problem in this round. Please read the interactive problem guide if you haven’t already.

The problems in this round were all written by me. Thanks to ismagilov.code, mohammedehab2002, Jeel_Vaishnav, Learner99, dojiboy9, fortune, y0105w49, KAN, arsijo for testing and coordination. Of course, thanks to MikeMirzayanov for Codeforces and Polygon, and for allowing us to host the round.

Prizes

T-shirts will be awarded to all onsite participants. 25 shirts will also be randomly awarded to contestants in the elimination round with ranks 1 to 250. The onsite round will also have some monetary prizes:

  • First: $500
  • Second: $250
  • Third: $100
  • 4th — 10th: $50

About Forethought:

At Forethought, our mission is to use AI technology to augment human abilities and make everyone “a genius at their job”. Our main product is Agatha, an assistant that helps customer support agents answer cases more quickly and confidently by suggesting answers and triaging cases. We've raised over $10M in VC funding and were the winners of 2018 SF TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield.

I joined Forethought back in December 2018. We are a small 12 person startup, and have a lot of competitive programmers on our team, including me, y0105w49, fortune, and dojiboy9 (our CEO, who is also an ICPC World Finals Judge). I’m happy to answer any questions about working here in the comments below or through PM.

We’re hiring! Please fill out this form if you are interested.

Updates

UPD 1 The scoring distribution will be 500-1000-1500-2250-2500-3250-3250-3750

UPD 2 Tutorial can be found here: https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/66639

UPD 3 Congratulations to the top 5!

  1. tourist
  2. Benq
  3. Radewoosh
  4. yutaka1999
  5. ainta

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