By Errichto, 3 weeks ago, In English,

Hi everybody.

Deadline24 is an international programming marathon, organized continually since 2009 by Future Processing. During the contest, the teams of three tackle algorithmic problems.

The marathon is composed of two phases. The qualifying round starts on March 12. For 5 clock hours, the teams will be solving tasks and generating responses assessed by the verification server. This stage of the competition is remote. Then, the best teams of the qualifying round will meet at the 24-hour finals held on April 22-23, 2017, in Katowice (Poland).

The teams can sign up until March 9, 2017 (23.59 CET). Registration is available on the contest website

You can get familiar with the type and difficulty level of the tasks in the Qualifying round by competing in the GYM contest on this Thursday and will last 5 hours (check your timezone here). It will be a replay contest of the Qualifying Round 2016. The contest will appear in Codeforces GYM soon. Because of technical limitations, the scoring and final ranking system of that replay contest is not identical to the one used during the qualifying round — don't forget to visit the contest website ( to read full rules (e.g. submitting time matters and you submit output files instead of codes).

I'm not one of organizers but I competed in some of previous editions and I enjoyed finals a lot. Now I was asked to help a bit with the GYM replay. On behalf of the organizers, I want to thank Mike Mirzayanov for his help in promoting the competition on CF.

Don't forget that the registration ends on Thursday! Good luck in the qualifying round.

UPD: the GYM contest will start with the delay of 30 minutes. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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By KAN, 3 weeks ago, translation, In English,

Hello everybody!

The Technocup 2017 (a competition for high-school students hosted by Mail.Ru Group together with MIPT, Bauman MSTU and Codeforces) Finals is happening tomorrow in Moscow. For those who will not participate in the Finals, we prepared mirror contests for both divisions. The round will start at 13:05 UTC at Sunday, March 5th, 2017 and will last for two hours.

The round was prepared by Endagorion, WHITE2302, Alladdin, fcspartakm, Amethyst1, MikeMirzayanov, ifsmirnov and me.

You can view the current onsite results at link.

There will be six problems in each division.

Editorial is here.

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By niyaznigmatul, 4 weeks ago, translation, In English,

Hi, Codeforces!

Codeforces Round #402 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round #402 (Div. 2) are going to happen on February, 26th, at 08:05 AM UTC. The round will run at the same time with Innopolis University Open, Olympiad in Informatics. Division 1 problems are the same as olympiad problems. Some of Division 2 problems are prepared by MikeMirzayanov, thanks to him.

The problems are developed by MikeMirzayanov, YakutovDmitriy, VArtem, firezi, burakov28, pashka.

We hope you enjoy the problems!

problem scores for div1: 500 — 1000 — 1500 — 2250 — 2250
problem scores for div2: 500 — 1000 — 1000 — 1500 — 2000 — 2500

UPD 2: Congratulations to winners!

Top-10 (Div.1)

  1. bmerry
  2. ainta
  3. Marcin_smu
  4. kcm1700
  5. moejy0viiiiiv
  6. anta
  7. FizzyDavid
  8. Reyna
  9. dotorya
  10. gs12117

Top-10 (Div.2)

  1. Chiaki.Hoshinomori
  2. WhyamIhere
  3. mjkocijan
  4. Schemtschik
  5. kiiiiii
  6. pisos_pro
  7. marcospqf
  8. fushar
  9. safarisoul
  10. Panole233

Editorial is here.

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By GlebsHP, history, 5 weeks ago, translation, In English,

Hello everybody!

Tomorrow round will be held using problemset of Moscow programming competition for school students of grades from 6 to 9. Do not be tricked by the age range of the participants, Moscow jury always tries its best to select interesting problems of various topics. Problems were developed by feldsherov, ch_egor,, ipavlov and GlebsHP.

Hope to see you in the standings!

P.S. Scoring distribution is standard.

UPD Congratulations to the winners!

  1. Mr.Stream

  2. mamka

  3. funtik


  5. XLightDog

UPD2 Problem analysis is here.

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By dark_n8, 5 weeks ago, In English,

Hello, Codeforces!

I would like to invite you all to the International Coding Marathon 2017, under the banner of Technex'17, which will take place on Thursday 23rd February 2017, 20:05 IST. The contest will be held as a combined Div.1+Div.2 round which will be rated for participants from both divisions. The prizes for the event have been sponsored by D. E. Shaw & Co..

The Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India is proud to present the 78th edition of its widely renowned techno-management festival, Technex'17, to be held from 24th to 26th February 2017. Offering a myriad of diverse events across fields such as programming, robotics, and aero-modelling, it witnesses enthusiastic participation from all across India and abroad.

The problemset has been prepared by me(dark_n8), vikhs_96, Prateek1996 and ishank011. We would like to express our heartiest thanks to KAN for his constant help in preparing the contest and MikeMirzayanov for the amazing Codeforces and Polygon platforms. We also thank ashmelev and winger for their invaluable help in testing the problems.

UPD1: The start time of the contest has been delayed by 10 minutes.

UPD2: The scoring is 500-1000-1500-2000-2250-3000-3250.

UPD3: Thanks to all those who participated and heartiest congratulations to all the winners. The winners, who are eligible for prizes, will soon be contacted regarding the same.

Overall top 10:
1. ainta
2. tourist
3. LHiC
4. halyavin
5. jcccccccccccccccccccccsb
6. mnbvmar
7. uwi
8. moejy0viiiiiv
9. TakanashiRikka
10. Radewoosh

Indian top 5:
1. rajat1603
2. tanujkhattar
3. akulsareen
4. sampriti
5. PrashantM

Some of the problems were not up to the expectations. There were some issues with the site too. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused.

UPD4: The editorial for the round has been uploaded.


Prizes worth INR 100,000 up for grabs!

Overall 1st place: INR 35,000. Overall 2nd place: INR 25,000. Overall 3rd place: INR 15,000.

1st place in India: INR 10,000. 2nd place in India: INR 6,000. 3rd place in India: INR 4,000.

1st place in IIT (BHU) Varanasi: INR 4,000. 1st place among IIT (BHU) Varanasi freshmen: INR 1,000

Participants will have 2 hours to solve 7 problems. The scoring distribution will be announced soon.

Good luck everyone! Hope to see you on the leaderboard.

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By sidprasad, 5 weeks ago, In English,

Hi Codeforces!

Programming Club, IIT Indore and Fluxus 2017 are proud to present, for the first time on Codeforces, our flagship event, Divide By Zero!

The contest is going to be held on Monday, 20th Feb at 9:35PM IST.

Prizes: Codeforces T-shirts for top 15 overall and top 15 in India.

Thanks to the following people for making this round possible:

There are 7 problems, and 2.5 hours to solve them. The points distribution will be updated later.

Fluxus is the annual techno-cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology, Indore. It is a 3-day event and generally held in the month of February. Started in 2011, Fluxus is the largest college festival of central India.

Hope you guys enjoy the contest! See you on the leaderboard!

UPD: The scoring is 500-1000-1250-1750-2000-2250-2750.

UPD2: Thanks a lot everyone for your participation!

We hope you all enjoyed the contest. Yes, there were a few things we could've done better, and unfortunately the system was down for a while, We sincerely thank the CF team for dealing with it in the nick of time.

This was our first (of many, hopefully) contest on Codeforces. We request you to fill in this form with your feedback so that we can do better next time. Thank you!

The following users win T-shirts! Congrats!

Overall Top 15:

  1. y0105w49
  2. W4yneb0t
  3. V--o_o--V
  4. Merkurev
  5. anta
  6. I_love_Tanya_Romanova
  7. Endagorion
  8. BigBag
  9. cubelover
  10. moejy0viiiiiv
  11. natsugiri
  12. mnbvmar
  13. halyavin
  14. Shik
  15. TheLightning

Indian Top 15:

  1. Sumeet.Varma
  2. rajat1603
  3. xorfire
  4. memset123
  5. rekt_n00b
  6. akulsareen
  7. shubham1694
  8. alecsyde
  9. AnonymousBunny
  10. ajinkya1p3
  11. mohitbindal
  12. wittyskull
  13. ramesh.aggarwal
  14. ajs97
  15. polingy

UPD3: Editorial

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By KAN, 6 weeks ago, In English,


The Codeforces Round #398 (Div. 2) is going to be held on Saturday, 18 February 2017 at 9:05 UTC for participants from division 2.

The round is based on XIII Nizhny Novgorod Olympiad in Informatics for high school students named after V. D. Lelyukh, which will take place on Saturday in Nizhny Novgorod. However, not all problems from the Olympiad are included into this round.

The problems were prepared by KAP, ashmelev, ZhNV, kuzmichev_dima, mmatrosov, mike_live, arsor and me.

You will be given two hours to solve five problems. As usual, participants from division 1 can take part out of competition.

Scoring: 500-1250-1500-2000-2500.

UPD: The contest is over, thanks to all who has participated! Congratulations to the winners:

Div. 2:

  1. maryanna2015
  2. imperishableshooting
  3. aquatic
  4. Cth1999
  5. mister_dudec
  6. FallDream
  7. Illidan
  8. Alex342
  9. A.Magdy7 and TmEnd

Div. 1:

  1. eddy1021
  2. HellKitsune
  3. I_love_Tanya_Romanova
  4. gritukan
  5. latte0119

I apologise for the problem difficulty of the problem B, we expected much more accepteds. Hope you liked the problems! The editorial will be posted in 1.5 hours after the Olympiad is finished. Editorial.

We know about the issue with ratings, they will be rolled back and then updated properly. Don't worry.

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By KAN, 6 weeks ago, In English,

Hi Codeforces!

The Codeforces Round #397 by Kaspersky Lab and Barcelona Bootcamp (Div. 1 + Div. 2 combined) is going to be held tomorrow at 8:05 UTC!

This round is organized in collaboration with Hello Barcelona ACM ICPC Bootcamp 2017 and supported by Kaspersky Lab.

Over 100 students from 17 countries and more than 25 universities such as Cornell University, University College London, École Normale Supérieure, University of Tokyo, Saint-Petersburg State University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology gathered in Barcelona to train together for the ACM ICPC Finals.

For eight days students have been solving problems, listening to lectures, learning and making new friends. The training schedule is intense consisting of full-length practice contests, interleaved with one-day educational modules on topics we find especially important. Every contest is followed by an in-depth explanations of every problem and technique encountered in all forms.

It is hard to convey the atmosphere of the event in words. It is said, a picture is worth a thousand words and here is a selection to give you some idea of this fantastic bootcamp. You can see more pictures from the event here and here.

The round authors are Endagorion, ifsmirnov, zemen and Arterm. The round is combined for both divisions, will contain seven problems and last for three hours. Good luck!

UPD: The scoring is 500-1000-1250-2000-2500-3250-3500.

The contest is finished. We hope that you enjoyed it. Congratulations to the winners!

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