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By PikMike, history, 43 hours ago, translation, In English,

Hello Codeforces!

On Dec/15/2018 17:35 (Moscow time) Educational Codeforces Round 56 (Rated for Div. 2) will start.

Series of Educational Rounds continue being held as Harbour.Space University initiative! You can read the details about the cooperation between Harbour.Space University and Codeforces in the blog post.

This round will be rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100. It will be held on extented ACM ICPC rules. The penalty for each incorrect submission until the submission with a full solution is 10 minutes. After the end of the contest you will have 12 hours to hack any solution you want. You will have access to copy any solution and test it locally.

You will be given 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were invented and prepared by Roman Ajosteen Glazov, Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Vladimir Vovuh Petrov, Ivan BledDest Androsov and me.

Good luck to all participants!

Our friends at Harbour.Space also have a message for you:

Hello Codeforces!

We are excited to announce that the Hello Muscat Programming Bootcamp registration is open! The camp will take place from March 9th to March 15th, 2019, and our early bird discount of 15% is going until December 15th!

This next edition in our Hello Programming Bootcamp will run in parallel with the traditional Moscow ICPC Workshop — both Bootcamps’ contests will be identical, and contestants will be able to see their position in the General Leaderboard. Every day, both camps will be competing simultaneously, 4,000 kilometers from each other!

REGISTER FOR THE BOOTCAMP

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By fjzzq2002, 11 hours ago, In English,

Hi!

I'm glad to invite you to participate in Avito Cool Challenge 2018 which starts on Dec/16/2018 17:35 (Moscow time). The round will be rated to participants of both divisons.

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The problem setters are fjzzq2002, yjq_naive, fateice, yanQval and quailty.

We would like to thank:

This round is conducted on the initiative and support of Avito. Avito.ru is a Russian classified advertisements website with sections devoted to general good for sale, jobs, real estate, personals, cars for sale, and services. Avito.ru is the most popular classifieds site in Russia and is the third biggest classifieds site in the world after Craigslist and the Chinese website 58.com.

Avito presents nice gifts for participants. Top 30 participants and also 10 random participants with places 31-130 will be awarded with a special T-shirt.

You will be given 8 problems and 2.5 hours to solve them. As usual, the score distribution will be revealed shortly before the contest.

This is the first contest on Codeforces for most of us. Hope to see you participating! Good luck!

There will be an interactive problem in the round. If you have never solved interactive problems before, please read this.

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By rng_58, history, 41 hour(s) ago, In English,

AtCoder Grand Contest 029 will be held on Saturday (time). The writer is yutaka1999. This contest counts for GP30 scores.

Contest Link

Contest Announcement

Contest duration: TBD (around 2 hours)

The point values will be announced later.

Let's discuss problems after the contest.

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By CSE16, history, 22 hours ago, In English,

I have noticed it a lot. Whenever my life is going dull, there is no CodeForces round. But when there is some business for example sessional, exam, tour etc, there will be a CF round almost all the time. I find it utterly frustrating.

Today there is BBQ Night of our departmental batch. Unfortunately around 10-15 coders can't participate in today's round because of this. I demand the Educational Codeforces Round 56 to be delayed for at least 2 hours. Or better if held another day.

Tote life.

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By hmehta, 42 hours ago, In English,

Topcoder SRM 744 is scheduled to start at 11:00 UTC -5, December 14, 2018. Registration is now open for the SRM in the Web Arena or Applet and will close 5 minutes before the match begins

Problem Writer: boba5551

This is the third SRM of Stage 2 of TCO19 Algorithm.

Stage 2 TCO19 Points Leaderboard | Topcoder Java Applet | Next SRM 745 — December 27

Hope to see most of you competing! All the best!

Update:Editorials: https://www.topcoder.com/blog/single-round-match-744-editorials/

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By tehqin, history, 33 hours ago, In English,

This week's episode will feature Errichto and will take place on Sunday, December 16th. If you are interested in viewing the live stream, you can find the link here or view the video after the stream following the same link.

Many of you know Errichto as a prolific problem writer and his recent appearances in TCO, Google Code Jam, Facebook Hacker Cup, and many other programming contest finals. He represented the University of Warsaw in the 2018 ACM ICPC World Finals, where his team placed 14th. This year he started an educational stream for competitive programming that is growing in popularity.

In this episode, we will discuss the benefits of educational streaming in competitive programming and ideas for making competitive programming more popular. Topics will include: how programming contests relate to e-sports, broadcasts for programming competition finals and how they can be improved, and algorithms videos on YouTube and what we would like to see in the future for popularizing the sport. I think this will be a fun podcast style stream. Please ask questions on this post for ideas that you would like to see discussed.

As with all Algorithms Live! episodes, we will be discussing an interesting algorithmic programming challenge. In this episode, we will discuss Errichto's problem 1025F - Disjoint Triangles. As build up to this problem, we will also be discussing Interstellar Battle from Bubble Cup earlier this year. This is sure to be an exciting episode with many interesting topics and ideas.

See you live!

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By riela, history, 2 days ago, In English,

Mwa ha ha ha ha I'm the mad sports programmer (sp) Hououin Riela! The organization is increasing its power, I have to become stronger

I challenge myself to increse my rating in 300 points in at most 20 contests. I'll make myself bald if I don't accomplish it.

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By IAmNotGood, history, 3 days ago, In English,

Where I can find rajat1603? If you don't know him, he is one of the respected competitive programmer in India. Just in my recent times I was trying to find out where he was practicing :P. However I could not find any of his submissions from the well-known sites. For this season of ICPC, I was wondering where he was practicing from.

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By beginner_boy, history, 4 hours ago, In English,

Hello, someone can explain how to solve this problem from today contest in AtCoder?

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By Erfan.aa, 3 days ago, In English,

Hello!

As you know, each team can have a notebook for their reference in any ACM-ICPC official contest. Actually, this is a rule of regional and World Finals ACM-ICPC contests, that you can bring some papers with yourself. Usually, each team put some source codes of different algorithms in their cheatsheet.

Generating this cheatsheet would be a little hard, because you may want to put many source codes in a few pages. Also, you may want to add a table of contents to it. And the most important part is to have syntax highlighting for your codes.

I just wanted to introduce you a tool for this purpose. Its name is "codes2pdf" and it's here: https://github.com/Erfaniaa/codes2pdf

(Actually, it's forked from pin3da/notebook-generator and it has been improved.)

Just give your cpp, py, java, and tex files as an input to it; it will generate a PDF file for you. Sample PDF file

I hope it will be helpful to you, even in fields which are not related to ACM-ICPC.

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