By google_injustice, history, 34 hours ago, In English

Note : TechLead has tweeted about it as well : https://mobile.twitter.com/techleadhd/status/1307542366081806337)

Linkedin Post: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-6713029867694284800-hsuI/

I want to bring this injustice/sexism to notice

In the month of August , many students gave the test of Google Internship Coding Challenge . My guy-friend scored 200/200(both problems solved ) in the test and my girl-friend scored 15/200 in that test.

(Scores have been normalized to 200)

Guess what ? My friend was rejected and the girl was selected .

I saw 100s of posts on linkedin where only girls have been shortlisted for further interviews. I haven’t seen a single guy getting selected . So it becomes clearly evident that they have only selected girls, and many deserving(merit-based) guys were rejected .

As you can see in the comments,(high rated-masters/candidate masters-guys were all rejected and girls with newbie and pupil rating were selected), how is this fair ? [Not even a single guy selected ? ]

Has Google forgotten to select people based on skill and merit ?

Is sex the only criteria they look for these days ?

Great Job Google.

Some people need solid proof, so here we go , I think this much proof should be enough :

1)https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/82800?#comment-698657

(Master and GSOC qualified candidate rejected even after scoring 200/200)

2) (I even know a person who reached Google Codejam round 3 but was rejected for this internship, and girls in his class with no coding background are shortlisted for further interviews.)

3)Hundreds of more guys have similar stories.

Also, I am observing similar trends in hiring done by companies in 2019/2020.... Please, don't do injustice to guys in name of feminism/women empowerment, at-least select the best guys ?

Other companies following similar strategies : Goldman-sachs,etc.(Many more)

Note : 1)Also, these days, many guys on linkedin are just turning into Simps(in India) and destroying opportunities for fresher men in India. Example : 1)https://discuss.codechef.com/t/google-india-only-selected-girls-for-internships-sexism/77912/75?u=ingyuxe_1

2)https://discuss.codechef.com/t/google-india-only-selected-girls-for-internships-sexism/77912/17 .

That's why I did not post about this injustice on linkedin , because the simps and feminists of linkedin would just attack the post, won't listen at all.

2)In India, girls are being shortlisted easily and given jobs at great companies just because they are girls(even if no skills are there), the interview problems asked to them are far easier compared to boys, if a girl even says in a Linkedin post : That she is sad,did not get job at a great company.......Her post will get 10000+ likes ...many guys working at great companies(Amazon,etc.) will start commenting that they are ready to refer her for job interview. But if a guy posts something like this, he will get zero likes and no support from simps!!!

Guys who are simps, please stop being simps. Please show some support and empathy to guys as well. My only request to you.

PLEASE SELECT PEOPLE ON THE BASIS OF SKILLS, NOT GENDER. NOBODY RAISES THEIR VOICE BECAUSE THEY FEAR NOT GETTING A JOB IF THEY DO SO, BUT I WILL RAISE MY VOICE AGAINST THIS INJUSTICE DONE BY COMPANIES IN INDIA.

GOLDMAN SACHS being totally biased towards girls in 2020 : https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/82800?#comment-697715

AMAZON being totally biased towards girls in 2020 : https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/82800?#comment-697789 https://leetcode.com/discuss/interview-question/840740/Amazon-New-grad-2021-reject

ADOBE being totally biased towards girls in 2020 : https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/82800?#comment-697845

D E SHAWhttps://ibb.co/LZNm7jN

Microsofthttps://codeforces.com/blog/entry/82800?#comment-697896

Expediahttps://codeforces.com/blog/entry/82800?#comment-697904

Deutsche Bank — Will be added soon.

Seems, like this practice has become very common of companies having personal bias towards girls :/

Well someone, finally gathered courage and wrote about this topic on Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-6713029867694284800-hsuI/

Please support/like this post at the least so it can reach to the recruiters of these companies on Linkedin.

And proof of bias shown by Google is as follows :

wowwwwx

Google and all other companies clearly mention : "We don't discriminate on the basis of gender/race" . THEN WHAT IS THIS?

Similar post on Codechef was shut down by their admin : https://discuss.codechef.com/t/google-india-only-selected-girls-for-internships-sexism/77912

Also pseudo-feminists and simps on linkedin have started attacking this post. Many are opposing us, but I hope, you guys will support each other and stand together in this fight.

Why am I using alternate I.D. to post this ?

Because google can go to such extents : https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/business/google-women-engineer-fired-memo.html

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By wtmoo, history, 25 hours ago, In English

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By shishin, history, 25 hours ago, In English

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By chokudai, history, 2 days ago, In English

We will hold AtCoder Beginner Contest 179.

The point values will be 100-200-300-400-500-600.

We are looking forward to your participation!

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By maroonrk, history, 31 hour(s) ago, In English

We will hold ACL Contest 1.

The point values will be 300-600-600-800-900-1800.

As mentioned in this blog, you may use the library in the contest. However, it's not mandatory to install the library or learn C++; I've verified that all problems can be solved with python(pypy3).

I also tried hard to ensure the quality of the problems, and I believe that you can enjoy tasks as a usual AtCoder contest, rather than yet another practice contest. In addition to that, I would like to mention the last problem, which is unusually hard for ARC-rated contests, and we welcome >2800 coders to challenge it.

We are looking forward to your participation!

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By stevenkplus, history, 4 days ago, In English

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Dear Errichto,

In case you are unaware, you beat me by 3 seconds of penalty on Facebook Hacker Cup Round 3. Upon deep reflection, I decided that I will not accept this lying down. In order to avenge this notorious defeat, I am challenging you to a 1v1 duel.

Rules:

  1. Duel will be held as a lockout competition and will be televised live
  2. Lockout problems will be chosen by a neutral problem setter
  3. Loser must change their main to honor the winner. See below for details
// your template if you lose
#define stevenkplus main
int stevenkplus() {
  // your code here
}

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By Sir_Edward, history, 22 hours ago, In English

I was looking at the IOI 2020 results today and I noticed something strange about the scores of a particular contestant, namely, Ana Paula De Sousa Martin. She was unable to get any points on Day 1, but she then came back and solved two problems completely, performing even better than some silver medalists on Day 2.

Fighter. has not performed very well in the last few IOIs. In her best IOI, she scored 25 points. This year represents a tenfold score improvement! The contest took place online this year, so chances for cheating were higher. Honestly, I find this performance very suspicious.

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By _LeMur_, history, 20 hours ago, In English

In 2018 Armenia didn't receive any medals from IOI (the last time when Armenia didn't receive any medals from IOI was 2001). After that in 2019 we didn't participate in IOI for political reasons and it turned out that we can't win any medals in IOI already two years.

Exactly two years ago I started to train Armenian school students for IOI and my dream (maybe destination) in the school years was to win SIVLER medal in IOI :) (but I couldn't, I only had an one chance and I received a bronze medal). And finally today my students win 4 medals. Two of them won silver medals (EmilConst and Andreasyan) and two of them won bronze medals (Arayi and MrDecomposition) (both of them were very close to silver medal :'( ).

I am proud of you guys!! Great work! Congratulations all of you and wish that this win will be the smallest achievement of your life. And finally now I can say that my dream is completed <3.

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By tmwilliamlin168, history, 3 years ago, In English

Hello,

I have dual citizenship (Taiwan and USA), and I currently study in an American high school located in Taiwan. I've already participated in the regional contest about 7 weeks ago and did pretty well, so I qualified for the national contest.

So now I'm practicing as much as I can for the national contest, but recently I was told that I could qualify for the training camp but not the national team for Taiwan.

I searched online for IOI rules and found this link on the IOI-2017 site: http://www.ioinformatics.org/rules/reg17.pdf. Here are some parts of it that stood out:

"A Contestant is a student who was enrolled in a school at a level not higher than secondary education, in the Country they are representing, for the majority of the period 1 September to 31 December in the year before IOI’n. Students who are studying abroad may represent the Country of their nationality."

Not only am I studying in Taiwan, I also have Taiwan citizenship, so I definitely fit this criterion.

"The main objectives to be accomplished by the IOI are:

  • To discover, encourage, bring together, challenge, and give recognition to young people who are exceptionally talented in the field of informatics;

  • To foster friendly international relationships among computer scientists and informatics educators;

  • To bring the discipline of informatics to the attention of young people;

  • To promote the organisation of informatics competitions for students at schools for secondary education;

  • To encourage countries to organise a future IOI in their country."

Later, I asked for clarification about why I was ineligible, which doesn't support the objectives shown above:

"The national teams are supposed to show that Taiwanese education is superior to other education systems. If a student from a foreign school represents Taiwan in an international olympiad, then it defeats the purpose. Thus, you are ineligible to represent Taiwan in international olympiads."

  1. Other countries, like USA, don't care about things like the statement above.
  2. The statement above only applies if the contestants perform well. Else, they should invite someone "with a different education system" (I don't know why it matters) to take the blame for not performing well.
  3. Which person at IOI would notice which school I came from?
  4. Which person at IOI who even noticed which school I came from would bother to know that my school provides American education?
  5. Which person at IOI who even noticed which school I came from and that my school provides American education would change their views about Taiwan?
  6. Why can't they credit my results (IF they are even good) to the training that I received in the training camp in Taiwan?
  7. Of course "Taiwanese education" and "American education" prepares all students for international olympiads (for example for informatics, by teaching topics like Dynamic Programming Optimizations or Heavy-Light Decomposition in school), and it's not the contestants' own hard work. Thus, the results for each country accurately reflects how successful the education system in that country is.

I don't really have that much experience or knowledge in everything mentioned above. Maybe IOI set a "loose bound" for the eligible contestants, and each country can set its own "tighter bound", so I came here to ask, what are your thoughts?

Hopefully, this can be a precedent that will be explained for all countries and contestants in the future.

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By eduardische, history, 24 hours ago, In English

IOI 2020 preliminary results are now available at IOI Stats. Please note that these results are not yet final and are subject to change.

Day 2 tasks statements are also now available at IOI 2020 website.

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