By aropan, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

"Tryam" to everyone!

I am an authors of the today's contest. First of all I want to thank Artem Rakhov [RAD] (thanks to him, you'll understand my problems) and Maria Belova [Delinur] (those who know my English level will understand a huge of my thanks). Also thanks to everyone staff for the wonderful of the codeforces system. And also thanks to Sergei Tarasov [Seryi] and Andrey Tkachenko [TBGame] for ideas generating and testing.

Good luck and have fun.

Today, a breakdown of score will be slightly different from the standard - for the second division is 500-1000-2000-2000-2500 and 1000-1000-1500-2000-2500 for the first.

And one more, but certainly pleasant news - register ends exactly at the start of the round.

Analysis problem.


How it was.
At 19:35 Moscow time reported that in pretests for 123B - Squares have errors (a special thank to him). Indeed, a special case was not considered (a = 1, b! = 1 and symmetric to it). We have made decision to exclude tests covered by this case. There were a lot of such tests in pretests. Test generator has been fixed, and all tests were changed. After that all submits have been rejudged. As a result some submits with WA verdict could get the AC and vice versa.

What we have now.
We believe that the round should be rating. But if the situation with the problem 123B - Squares is strongly influenced to you, you can send an appeal with the evidence of this in the form of a personal message to RAD no later than 11pm on November 4. We can either do this round unrated for you or remove excess submits.
At the end of the system testing rating will be updated. If you have no appeals, it will be your final rating.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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By MikeMirzayanov, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello!

Informal contest Codeforces Testing Round #2 is scheduled on 10/29/2011 01:00PM (UTC). We will test the latest innovations on Codeforces that they do not affect the contests. If not, we will fix it quickly :) So, this round will take place "as is", no warranty about it.

Problems for the round may be famous to someone, but I'll try to make them such not for any of you. It will be about 4 problems, as quite simple and something more tricky.

I say thanks in advance to all those who will come and test the system. Thank you!

The contest moved to start on 10/29/2011 01:00PM (UTC) (it has been announced to start on other time, be careful).

It will be unrated round.

Thank you all for your help. I think it turned out pretty fun for you and useful for us!

MikeMirzayanov

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By witua, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello!

Wellcome to Codeforces Beta Round #91! This time, the author of the round will be me, Herasymiv Vitaliy (witua). Thanks a lot to Artem Rakhov (RAD) for helping in round preparing and Maria Belova for problems translation. I hope you will like problems.

Good luck!

Thanks all! And here are the winners:

Division 1:

  1. tourist
  2. Rizvanov
  3. kuniavski
  4. Petr
  5. vepifanov
  6. dzhulgakov
  7. e-maxx
Division 2:

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By MikeMirzayanov, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello!

Today, October 23 (Sunday) at 08:00 (UTC) will begin online contest based on recently completed ACM-ICPC NEERC Southern Subregional Programming Contest 2011. Two days ago a competition was held in Saratov (hosted by Saratov State University), but today you can participate in it informally. Onsite participants will in the standings, to give you an oppotunity to compare your results with onsite teams. The statements will be available as a PDF-file and in HTML. To participate, go to the site http://acm.sgu.ru.

After the contest, you may discuss here the problems. I hope you'll like them.

Chairman of the Jury,
MikeMirzayanov

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By Nerevar, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

The X regional school team programming contest will be held in Saratov on Tuesday, 18 of October. The jury has prepared a set of interesting problems. We came to conclusion that it will be unfair if these tasks are available only for the onsite school teams. That's why we decided to organize a contest with these tasks on Codeforces.

The contest starts at 10.30 MSK (half an hour later than the start of the school contest: it is done to give the organizers some time to ensure that everything goes well) and will last 5 hours. The rules of the contest are official ACM ICPC rules. Both teams and individual participants are allowed to take part in it. For individuals the contest will be rated. Registration will be open until the end of the contest.

The contest was prepared by members of the best teams of the Saratov State University: Gerald Agapov, Polina Bondarenko, Ivan Fefer, Artem Rakhov, Nickolay Kuznetsov, Edvard Davtyan, Pavel Kholkin and Igor Kudryashov, as well as by our "veterans": Natalia Bondarenko, Michael Mirzayanov and me, Dmitry Matov. Maria Belova also did an excellent job and translated the statements into English. 

Enjoy the contest!

The statements will be available as PDF via links:

It will be file input-output in these problems. Read statements carefully.

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By Serega, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Codeforces Beta Round #90! I (Sergey Sukhov) and Alexander Ignatyev (dudkamaster) have prepared for you today's contest. We thank Artem Rakhov (RAD) for help and useful hints, Mariya Belova (Delinur) for translation of statements, as well as Michael Mirzayanov (MikeMirzayanov) for opportunity to conduct this round.

Good luck and high rating!

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By Nickolas, 7 years ago, translation, In English,
Part 1

My further narration becomes less sequential and consistent than the first part. This is mostly due to the fact that competition rounds themselves are covered in the official blog (not to mention that I haven't followed all of them from start to finish), so I'll focus on the interesting things which were happening between the rounds, after them and sometimes even instead of them :-)

At the end of July TopCoder Studio ran a contest to get some ideas of how to entertain people at the onsites. The voting for the ideas had a very poor interface (I wonder whether there was a single person who has read all the ideas before voting?), but still it allowed to choose four ideas:

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By Alexander, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello World.

 The next Codeforces round is prepared by me. This is my debut in arranging contests. I invite everyone to participate in the second division. I hope that all goes well. I wish you have a nice time and be able to improve your skills in programming.

 Thanks to Artem Rakhov (RAD), and Mike Mirzayanov (MikeMirzayanov) for preparation of the round and for motivation.

 Good luck and high rating!

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By Nickolas, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

TCO11 - is the second (and hopefully not the last) finals I've visited as a blogger. I hope that not everybody here followed the official blog, and thus my story of this trip will be read as an original art work :-)

Day -1. Arrival


I arrived one day earlier than most of the finalists, on Friday evening local time. How does one do this? Long story short, you just don't rely on Barbara's choice, and (when filling travel info) write something like "I like this flight, and I'm in SWISS mileage program, and I absolutely love Zürich". Disclaimer: if everybody uses this hack, it might stop working, so beware.

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By ItsNear, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

Last time I mentioned, that one of the winners of the 'best event for participants' competition was a girl, who offered participants to take pictures based on tasks like "take a picture of yourself and <description of other person> doing <description of setting>". Even though that is a really awesome event, very few people were interested in it, which was very sad.

Every person had a different set of 10 tasks, the winner was the one who had more pictures, and the tiebreaker was an additional picture, having most people in the air jumping on the beach.
At the end I had only 9 pictures + a tiebreaker with 8 people in the air, while MikhaelOK had 10 pics without a tiebreaker. The person for the 10th picture already agreed to help me, but organizers told me that I do not qualify for the prize of 2012 trip (since I am one of the sponsors), and I just gave up.

My tasks were:
1. Take a picture with a TopCoder Admin with TCO logo in the background. Everybody had that one, and it was very easy.

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