By MikeMirzayanov, 8 years ago, translation, In English,

The year 2010 is over and of course, we are all ready not only to meet the Old Style New Year, which is a Russian national holiday. We are also ready to learn the names of those awarded by the Cormen Medal in 2010.

First, nomination "The Best 2010 Secondary School Contest Participant". And the winner is... (drum-roll) Gennady Korotkevich. He took part in 5 out of 6 WPS (Winter Programming School) Olympiads organized by the Codeforces and won each of them! He participated individually in the team contest, but nevertheless got ahead of all the contestants.

The Cormen Medal in "The Best 2010 Participant" nomination gets... Gennady Korotkevich! Over the previous year Gennady participated in 15 Codeforces rounds and won 5 of them. He also was among the five leaders in 9 rounds. The phenomenal success may be due to the fact that Gennady studies in the 10th grade. Bravo, tourist! Codeforces wishes Gennady to have new victories and achievements!

In the nomination "The Best 2010 Problemsetter" Natalia Bondarenko. This year Natalia spectacularly finished the career of an ACM ICPC participant (let me remind you that she got the final's golden and silver medals and won NEERC 2008). Natalia also studies in Saratov State University as a postgraduate student and is a huge help to Codeforces with organizing rounds, preparing interesting tasks. Her list of achievements includes preparing 5 contests, writing 19 tasks and helping to organize yet more. Thank you, natalia. We gladly give the victory in this nomination to you and wish you further fruitful work.

Thanks to all those who took interest in the project in the previous year. We are very glad that our contests find their participants who share their impressions on Codeforces pages.

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By e-maxx, 8 years ago, translation, In English,
Hello, CodeForceans!

This CodeForces Round, 50-th already, will be carried out by me, Max Ivanov (e-maxx).

I invite to this round all schoolchildren who have just returned from their training camp "LKSH.Winter" - not to give their brains an excess respite, and all students - to distract from all the troubles caused by such a fearful phenomenon as the Examinations :)


The contest is over, congratulations for the winner - RAVEman!


Problem editorials:



Problem Statements:

The problems in this round will be five stories from a life of one Hedgehog (don't be surprised - hedgehogs are my loved creatures :) ).

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By MikeMirzayanov, 8 years ago, translation, In English,
Codeforces had accumulated a many interesting problems, so it time to make own problemset. So today was not in vain – I’m presenting you the problemset of Codeforces. Perhaps the only reason we need it - is to make it easier to solve problems after the contest and understand what solved, and what does not. There were request in comments. I do not think that it is important feature, but someone will be more convenient: and it was good.


MikeMirzayanov,
archivator

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By RAD, 8 years ago, translation, In English,

Hi everyone!

The recent testing round went well. It is expected that everything will run faster. Today's round was prepared by: Mike Mirzayanov, Nickolay Kuznetsov, Ivan Fefer and Maria Belova.

Good luck!

Artem Rakhov and Codeforces team

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By MikeMirzayanov, 8 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello!

Tired to rest? Your help is needed.

During the period from December 31 until today I have made many changes in the Codeforces. The changes affected only the interior, so you will not notice any change in the user interface. Nevertheless, during this time was changed about 150 project files, database schema, some principles of data storage. In short, after all this, I'm not sure that everything works as expected (although, of course, I spent time on testing). For this reason I decided to organize Codeforces Testing Round #1, which will unrated and his only goal - a comprehensive testing of the project in conditions close to the real contest.

It will be three problems (possibly well-known, folklore), but I hope it will be pleasure to solve them.

Thanks for the help to Artem Rakhov, Maria Belova, and Max Ivanov

MikeMirzayanov.

UPD: Thanks to all. The round finished. We didn't notice any bugs. Write suggestions and opinions in the comments.

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By MikeMirzayanov, 8 years ago, translation, In English,

Happy New Year, Happy New Code!

Let the new year bring you not only the traditional happiness, luck and health, but little programmer's delight: complete solutions, advance of (semi)finals, rating increase and absolutely no need to debug because of the perfect code. Wish you beautiful ideas and implementations!

It is usual to make presents On New Year. I do not know, what can you prepare for Codeforces (problems? articles?), and we decided that on New Year's sometimes happens what does not happen on other days. In the New Year holidays (from 31 December to 3rd January) in the user interface (Profile -> Settings -> handle) you can change your handle to any other.


Have fun celebrating the holiday,
Codeforces team

P.S. Thanks to anatoly-rr for such a beautiful calendar.

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By MikeMirzayanov, 8 years ago, translation, In English,
Hello!

I invite you to participate in Codeforces Beta Round #48. This time I acted as the author of the contest. I believe it is really exciting too! I urge you to follow my example. Codeforces is happy to contest authors.
With contest proposals please contact RAD (our problem coordinator).Participants are waiting for your problems!

UPD:
PDF statements will be also available after the contest start. Please, use the link.

I wish you beautiful solutions,
MikeMirzayanov

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By MikeMirzayanov, 8 years ago, translation, In English,
Good night everybody. I'm writing this at night, which is why my greeting is such. I would like to present to you several improvements on Codeforces.

1. Now when you click at the cell of the standings and view the history, you can find a link to its source code. Thus, you have a direct opportunity to view the code of each user for each problem. Of course, the judgement protocol with tests is also available there. At the moment viewing different solutions of one problem by one person is not very convenient - we'll think of something later.

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By stgatilov, 9 years ago, translation, In English,

Problem A: Answer is floor(N*M*0.5). Since there is N*M cells on the board and each domino covers exactly two of them we cannot place more for sure. Now let's show how to place exactly this number of dominoes. If N is even, then place M rows of N/2 dominoes and cover the whole board. Else N is odd, so cover N-1 row of the board as shown above and put floor(M/2) dominoes to the last row. In the worst case (N and M are odd) one cell remains uncovered.

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By MikeMirzayanov, 9 years ago, translation, In English,

Hi everybody,

I am happy to tell you that Codeforces will soon free you from reading those endless "Please, give me test #??" in the comments. Now you can click on a link with the submission-id on the status page and it will show not only the original solution texts, but also the tests on which testing was performed (the judging system report). It will not contain the full inputs/outputs/answers if they are too large – you will have to wait for now and enjoy their prefixes. As soon as we understand that there're no bugs in the implementation, we will open all the previous contests to view the tests.

However, that is only the first step; later you will be able to download contest problem archives that will contain full texts (or their generators) as well as the authors' solutions and other materials.

Of course we do not want Codeforces problems to be copied from one "online judge" to another one. You’ve got to understand that Codeforces puts huge effort into preparing tasks and organizing contests. That's why we limit the material usage to make using our problems on websites or in other automatic testing systems impossible. On the other hand, we will be glad if the contest materials will be useful for individual training or for some assemblies, training sessions etc. with the onsite participants. Read the license text carefully as we want some Codeforces data to be published near (or inside) the problem tasks.

At the moment it is version 0.1 of the license, we will perhaps change a lot in it, but I guess the idea will undergo no changes.

Codeforces materials usage license (v. 0.1)

  1. You may publish the texts of Codeforces problems in any open sources, but you must preserve a direct link to the site http://codeforces.ru (http://codeforces.com for English statements) and indicate Codeforces as the problem source. These data should be located in the close proximity to the statement, be easily noticeable and readable. It is forbidden to publish Codeforces problems in open sources supporting automatic testing (such as online judges or similar resources).
  2. You must not use tests and other materials of the problems (generators, checkers, validators) to publish tasks in open sources supporting automatic testing (such as online judges or similar resources) even provided the original problem conditions has been changed.
  3. You may use the provided material: tests, generators, checkers, validators and others for individual training or to organize short-term teaching and training activities with the participants present on-site. Task conditions should contain the data from paragraph 1 of this license. The secondary (subsequent) distribution of the tasks should contain this license and comply fully with the license’s rules.

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