By JetBrains, history, 2 months ago,

Hello Codeforces!

One of the most memorable Kotlin rounds of this year took place just recently. More than 6.7 thousand participants have registered for it. We thank everyone for your interest in Kotlin! Everyone who took part in this round will receive a link to download a personalized online certificate within the next two weeks. Work on this has already started.

Our warm congratulations to the winners of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, who receive cash prizes:

A Kotlin Heroes t-shirt and exclusive Kotlin stickers will be presented to:

Top 50

And also these participants won branded T-shirts:

List of 50 random winners

Finally, the last, but not least, gift for today: ICPC-experience, an invitation to the Moscow World Finals 2021, all-inclusive on-site (hotel, meals, ceremonies, and swag, are included; visa, flights, transportation to the contest location is not).

And a special recognition prize from the ICPC goes to tourist.

If you are still new to Kotlin you could look into a tutorial on competitive programming in Kotlin and watch these videos on competitive programming in Kotlin. Also, all the previous Kotlin Heroes Rounds are available for practice here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4 and Episode 5: ICPC Round.

We wish you all the best and hope you enjoy Kotlin.

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By BledDest, history, 2 months ago,

Hello, Codeforces!

First and foremost, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered and submitted their answers to the first, second, third, and fourth Kotlin Heroes competitions which were held previously: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3 and Episode 4.

Ready to challenge yourself to do better? The Kotlin Heroes 5: ICPC Round competition will be hosted on the Codeforces platform on 12.11.2020 17:35 (Московское время). The contest will last 2 hours 30 minutes and will feature a set of problems from simple ones, designed to be solvable by anyone, to hard ones, to make it interesting for seasoned competitive programmers.

Prizes:

Top three winners will get prizes of $512,$256, and $128 respectively, top 50 will win a Kotlin Heroes t-shirt and an exclusive Kotlin sticker, competitors solving at least one problem will enter into a draw for one of 50 Kotlin Heroes t-shirts. Everyone who takes part in this round will get an electronic Participation Certificate. There is also a special recognition prize from the ICPC: ICPC- experience, an invitation to the Moscow World Finals 2021, all-inclusive on-site (hotel, meals, ceremonies, and swag, are included; visa, flights, transportation to the contest location is not). Registration is already open and available via the link. It will be available until the end of the round. The round will again be held in accordance with a set of slightly modified ICPC rules: • The round is unrated. • The contest will have 9 problems of various levels of complexity. • You are only allowed to use Kotlin to solve these problems. • Participants are ranked according to the number of correctly solved problems. Ties are resolved based on the lowest total penalty time for all problems, which is computed as follows. For each solved problem, a penalty is set to the submission time of that problem (the time since the start of the contest). An extra penalty of 10 minutes is added for each failed submission on solved problems (i. e., if you never solve the problem, you will not be penalized for trying that problem). If two participants solved the same number of problems and scored the same penalty, then those of them who had previously made the last successful submission will be given an advantage in the distribution of prizes and gifts. REGISTER → If you are still new to Kotlin we have prepared a tutorial on competitive programming in Kotlin and Kotlin Heroes 5: ICPC Round (Practice), where you can try to solve a few simple problems in Kotlin. All the solutions are open, which means that you can look at the solution even if you haven't solved the problem yet. The practice round is available by the link. We wish you luck and hope you enjoy Kotlin. UPD: The editorial can be found here. Read more » Announcement of Kotlin Heroes 5: ICPC Round • +165 By BledDest, 8 months ago, Hello, Codeforces! First and foremost, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered and submitted their answers to the first, second and third Kotlin Heroes competitions which were held previously. Congratulations to the top 3 winners: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Ready to challenge yourself to do better? The fourth "Kotlin Heroes" competition will be hosted on the Codeforces platform on May/29/2020 17:35 (Moscow time). The contest will last 2 hours 30 minutes and will feature a set of problems from simple ones, designed to be solvable by anyone, to hard ones, to make it interesting for seasoned competitive programmers. Top three winners will get prizes of$512, $256, and$128 respectively, top 50 will win a Kotlin Heroes t-shirt and an exclusive Kotlin sticker, competitors solving at least one problem will enter into a draw for one of 50 Kotlin Heroes t-shirts.

Registration is already open and available via the link. It will be available until the end of the round.

The round will again be held in accordance with a set of slightly modified ICPC rules:

• The round is unrated.
• The contest will have 9 problems of various levels of complexity.
• You are only allowed to use Kotlin to solve these problems.
• Participants are ranked according to the number of correctly solved problems. Ties are resolved based on the lowest total penalty time for all problems, which is computed as follows. For each solved problem, a penalty is set to the submission time of that problem (the time since the start of the contest). An extra penalty of 10 minutes is added for each failed submission on solved problems (i.e., if you never solve the problem, you will not be penalized for trying that problem). If two participants solved the same number of problems and scored the same penalty, then those of them who had previously made the last successful submission will be given an advantage in the distribution of prizes and gifts.

REGISTER →

If you are still new to Kotlin we have prepared a tutorial on competitive programming in Kotlin and a practice round, where you can try to solve a few simple problems in Kotlin. All the solutions are open, which means that you can look at the solution even if you haven't solved the problem yet. The practice round is available by the link.

We wish you luck and hope you enjoy Kotlin.

UPD: The editorial can be found here. Thank you for participation! I hope you enjoyed the problems.

Announcement of Kotlin Heroes: Episode 4
Announcement of Kotlin Heroes: Practice 4

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By JetBrains, 11 months ago,

Hello, Codeforces!

First and foremost, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered and submitted their answers to the first and second Kotlin Heroes competitions which was held previously. Congratulations to the top 3 winners:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Ready to challenge yourself to do better? The third "Kotlin Heroes" competition will be hosted on the Codeforces platform on Feb/27/2020 16:35 (Moscow time). The contest will last 2 hours 30 minutes and will feature a set of problems from simple ones, designed to be solvable by anyone, to hard ones, to make it interesting for seasoned competitive programmers. Top three winners will get prizes of $512,$256, and $128 respectively, top 50 will win a Kotlin Heroes t-shirt and an exclusive Kotlin badge, competitors solving at least one problem will enter into a draw for one of 50 Kotlin Heroes t-shirts. The round will again be held in accordance with a set of slightly modified ICPC rules: • The round is unrated. • The contest will have 6-10 problems of various levels of complexity. • You are only allowed to use Kotlin to solve these problems. • Participants are ranked according to the number of correctly solved problems. Ties are resolved based on the lowest total penalty time for all problems, which is computed as follows. For each solved problem, a penalty is set to the submission time of that problem (the time since the start of the contest). An extra penalty of 10 minutes is added for each failed submission on solved problems (i.e., if you never solve the problem, you will not be penalized for trying that problem). If two participants solved the same number of problems and scored the same penalty, then those of them who had previously made the last successful submission will be given an advantage in the distribution of prizes and gifts. Registration is already open and available via the link. It will be available until the end of the round. REGISTER → If you are still new to Kotlin we have prepared a tutorial on competitive programming in Kotlin and a practice round, where you can try to solve a few simple problems in Kotlin. All the solutions are open, which means that you can look at the solution even if you haven't solved the problem yet. The practice round is available by the link. We wish you luck and hope you enjoy Kotlin. Read more » Announcement of Kotlin Heroes: Episode 3 • +181 By JetBrains, 17 months ago, Hello, Codeforces! First and foremost, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered and submitted their answers to the first Kotlin Heroes competition which was held back in May. Congratulations to the top 3 winners Petr, ecnerwala, and eatmore on their incredible achievement, especially considering they were up against 4,500 other registrants from over 63 countries. We’d also like to give a shout out to tourist for being the only other person, outside of the top 3, to manage to solve every problem set from this round. Well done all of you! Ready to challenge yourself to do better? The second "Kotlin Heroes" competition will be hosted on the Codeforces platform on the 7th of September, 2019, at 14:35 UTC (17:35 MSK, 07:35 PDT, 22:35 CST). The contest will last 2 hours 30 minutes and will feature a set of problems from simple ones, designed to be solvable by anyone, to hard ones, to make it interesting for seasoned competitive programmers. Top three winners will get prizes of$512, $256, and$128 respectively, top 50 will win a Kotlin Heroes t-shirt and an exclusive Kotlin badge, competitors solving at least one problem will enter into a draw for one of 50 Kotlin Heroes t-shirts.

The round will again be held in accordance with a set of slightly modified ICPC rules:

• The round is unrated.
• The contest will have 6-10 problems of various levels of complexity.
• You are only allowed to use Kotlin to solve these problems.
• Participants are ranked according to the number of correctly solved problems. Ties are resolved based on the lowest total penalty time for all problems, which is computed as follows. For each solved problem, a penalty is set to the submission time of that problem (the time since the start of the contest). An extra penalty of 10 minutes is added for each failed submission on solved problems (i.e., if you never solve the problem, you will not be penalized for trying that problem). If two participants solved the same number of problems and scored the same penalty, then those of them who had previously made the last successful submission will be given an advantage in the distribution of prizes and gifts.

Registration is already open and available via the link. It will be available until the end of the round.

REGISTER →

If you are still new to Kotlin we have prepared a tutorial on competitive programming in Kotlin and a practice round, where you can try to solve a few simple problems in Kotlin. All the solutions are open, which means that you can look at the solution even if you haven't solved the problem yet. The practice round is available by the link.

We wish you luck and hope you enjoy Kotlin.

UPD: Thank you for the participation. The editorials are published.

Announcement of Kotlin Heroes: Episode 2
Announcement of Kotlin Heroes: Practice 2

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By JetBrains, 20 months ago,

Hello, Codeforces!

We are happy to announce that in partnership with Codeforces to promote Kotlin programming language we are launching a series of "Kotlin Heroes" programming contests.

Kotlin programming language was introduced by JetBrains in 2011 and reached its first stable version 1.0 in 2016. The current language version is 1.3.31. The language is focused on solving the needs of application developers in various domains. Kotlin is a statically typed language that is designed for writing concise code, with less ceremony and more substance in it, and to scale from applications of just a few lines long to multi-million-lines projects.

While not being specifically designed for competitive programming, it incidentally fits well in this domain, reducing the typical amount boilerplate that a programmer needs to write and read while working with the code almost to the level offered by dynamically-typed scripting languages, while having tooling and performance of a statically-typed language.

The first "Kotlin Heroes" competition will be hosted at Codeforces platform on May/28/2019 17:35 (Moscow time). The contest will last 2 hours 30 minutes and will feature a set of problems from simple ones, designed to be solvable by anyone, to hard ones, to make it interesting for seasoned competitive programmers. Top three winners will get prizes of $512,$256, and \$128 respectively, top 50 will win a Kotlin Heroes t-shirt and an exclusive Kotlin badge, competitors solving at least one problem will enter into a draw for one of 50 Kotlin Heroes t-shirts.

The round is held in accordance with slightly modified ICPC rules:

• The round is unrated.
• The contest will have 6-10 problems of various levels of complexity.
• You are only allowed to use Kotlin to solve these problems.
• Participants are ranked according to the number of correctly solved problems.
• Ties are resolved based on the lowest total penalty time for all problems, which is computed as follows. For each solved problem, a penalty is set to the submission time of that problem (the time since the start of the contest). An extra penalty of 10 minutes is added for each failed submission on solved problems (i.e., if you never solve the problem, you will not be penalized for trying that problem).

Registration is already open and available via the link. It will be available until the end of the round.

REGISTER →

To help you get familiar with Kotlin we have prepared a tutorial on competitive programming in Kotlin and a practice round, where you can try to solve a few simple problems in Kotlin. All solutions are open, it means that you can look at a solution even if you haven't solved a problem yet. The practice round is available by the link.

We wish you luck and hope you enjoy Kotlin.

UPD 1: Many thanks to the testers elizarov, Benq, cdkrot, nhho, ksun48. Also KAN helped a lot with suggestions to the problems. And to all the participants warm greetings from authors MikeMirzayanov, vovuh, adedalic and pashka — they invented and prepared the problems for you!