By tibinyte, 4 weeks ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces! Or, as we like to say in Romania: Sus Sus Sus, ca la Strehaia tată!

I am glad to finally invite you to participate in Codeforces Round 875 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round 875 (Div. 2), which will start on May/28/2023 17:35 (Moscow time). In both divisions, you will be given 6 problems and 2 hours and 30 minutes to solve them.

The problems were authored and prepared by Andrei_ierdnA, Doru, Gheal, IacobTudor, LucaLucaM, RedstoneGamer22, SlavicG, Sochu, alecs, andrei_boaca, andrei_iorgulescu, lucaperju, valeriu and me ( tibinyte ).

I would like to thank:

  • irkstepanov for further help with logistics of organization.
  • freak93 for no morning refreshment.

Scoring Distribution

  • div 2: $$$500-750-1250-1750-2500-3000$$$

  • div 1: $$$500-1000-1750-2250-3000-3500$$$

The editorial has been published here!

And here are our winners!

# Div 1 Div 2
1 Ormlis kotrin
2 1a2b3c4 CLOCKS_PER_SEC
3 dorijanlendvaj IHatePaiu
4 tourist Lihwy
5 Radewoosh VietCek

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +502
  • Vote: I do not like it

By MikeMirzayanov, 3 days ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces!

Unfortunately, today unexpectedly some errors occurred on the servers that we restarted before the round. We couldn't resolve them within 30 minutes. Half of the servers continue to work steadily.

I don't want to risk hosting the round. A round preparation includes too much collaboration between the authors, coordinator, and testers. I have made the decision to postpone the round so that we can hold it in the future with confidence that everything will be fine.

I apologize for the inconvenience. Today I will delve into what is happening and figure it out. There is no reason to think that something will not work for tomorrow's round.

We will announce the new date for Round 875 later.

Apologies again for the inconvenience, Mike

UPD: The round is rescheduled on May/28/2023 17:35 (Moscow time).

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +952
  • Vote: I do not like it

By jdurie, 4 days ago, In English

Hi, Codeforces!

I welcome everyone to participate in Codeforces Round 876 (Div. 2), which will start on May/28/2023 17:35 (Moscow time).

The round will be rated for participants of Division 2 with a rating lower than 2100. Division 1 participants can participate unofficially in the round.

You will be given 6 problems and 2 hours to solve them. One of the problems will be interactive, so please read this guide if you are not familiar with interactive problems.

The score distribution will be 500 — 1000 — 1250 — 1750 — 2250 — 3000.

All problems were created and prepared by me.

I would like to thank:

Good luck to all the participants!

Full text and comments »

Announcement of Codeforces Round (Div. 2)
  • Vote: I like it
  • +105
  • Vote: I do not like it

By awoo, history, 6 days ago, translation, In English

Hello Codeforces!

On May/25/2023 17:35 (Moscow time) Educational Codeforces Round 149 (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 extended 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 6 or 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were invented and prepared by Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Ivan BledDest Androsov, Maksim Neon Mescheryakov and me. Also, huge thanks to Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for great systems Polygon and Codeforces.

Good luck to all the participants!

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

Harbour.Space

Seize the Opportunity: Full Scholarships Available at Harbour.Space Bangkok

Exciting news Codeforces! Harbour.Space Bangkok Campus is offering 10 full scholarships to study Computer Science or Data Science!

Join us at Harbour.Space in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, and unlock a world of opportunities. We're proud to share that we recently emerged victorious at SWERC, one of the most prestigious programming competitions.

At Harbour.Space, you'll have the privilege of learning from renowned experts like Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov and Kamil Errichto Debowski. These exceptional individuals bring their wealth of knowledge and industry insights to create a dynamic learning experience.

By becoming a part of our vibrant and inclusive community, you'll collaborate with brilliant minds, fostering a culture of growth and innovation. Our students, who are qualified and talented, have the opportunity to compete in ICPC, showcasing their skills on a global stage.

Join our alumni who have gone on to work at leading companies such as IBM, Google, Deloitte, Amazon and more, paving their way to success.

Requirements:

Study Commitment: 3 hours/day. You will complete 15 modules (each three weeks long) in one year. The daily class workload is 3 hours, plus homework to complete in your own time.

University requirements

  • CV
  • High School/Bachelor's Degree
  • English proficiency
  • Medalist in any Programming competition is a plus!

Make sure to apply before June the 30th, 2023, to be eligible for the scholarship and reduced application fee!

Ready to embark on your path to success? Apply now here.

We can't wait to welcome you to our amazing community.

All the best, The Harbour.Space Team

UPD: Editorial is out

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • -80
  • Vote: I do not like it

By Vladosiya, history, 13 days ago, translation, In English

Hello! Codeforces Round 874 (Div. 3) will start at May/19/2023 17:35 (Moscow time). You will be offered 6-8 problems with expected difficulties to compose an interesting competition for participants with ratings up to 1600. However, all of you who wish to take part and have a rating of 1600 or higher, can register for the round unofficially.

The round will be hosted by rules of educational rounds (extended ICPC). Thus, solutions will be judged on preliminary tests during the round, and after the round, it will be a 12-hour phase of open hacks.

You will be given 6-8 problems and 2 hours and 15 minutes to solve them.

Note that the penalty for the wrong submission in this round is 10 minutes.

Remember that only the trusted participants of the third division will be included in the official standings table. As it is written by link, this is a compulsory measure for combating unsporting behavior. To qualify as a trusted participant of the third division, you must:

  • take part in at least five rated rounds (and solve at least one problem in each of them)
  • do not have a point of 1900 or higher in the rating.

Regardless of whether you are a trusted participant of the third division or not, if your rating is less than 1600, then the round will be rated for you.

Thanks to MikeMirzayanov for the platform, help with ideas for problems and for coordination of our work. Problems have been created and written by ITMO University team: MikeMirzayanov, myav, Aris, Gornak40, DmitriyOwlet and Vladosiya.

We would like to thank: pavlekn, KoT_OsKaR, natalina, vladmart, Phantom_Performer, Be_dos, ctraxxd, diskoteka, lunchbox, kzyKT, MODDI, molney, FEDIKUS, Nickir, 74TrAkToR, kamishogun, KseniaShk, Sokol080808, NintsiChkhaidze, Asad5059, heon for testing the contest and valuable feedback. List of testers will be updated.

Good luck!

UPD: Editorial

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +189
  • Vote: I do not like it

By Mike4235, 3 weeks ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces!

thenymphsofdelphi, lanhf, and I are delighted to invite you to take part in Codeforces Round 873 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round 873 (Div. 2) which are going to take place at May/14/2023 17:35 (Moscow time). Participants with a rating lower than 1900 will participate in Division $$$2$$$, while participants with a rating of at least 1900 will participate in Division $$$1$$$.

In both divisions, you will be given 2 hours to solve 6 problems (one of which is divided into two subtasks), all of which were authored and prepared by me, lanhf, and thenymphsofdelphi. We would like to thank the following people who made our round possible:

Scoring distribution:

Div. 1: 500 — (750+750) — 1500 — 1750 — 2500 — 3500

Div. 2: 500 — 1000 — 1250 — (1250+1250) — 2500 — 2750

We hope all of you will enjoy our problemset. Good luck and may the ratings be with you!

UPD: Congratulations to the winners!!

Rank Div. 1 Div. 2
1 ksun48 exxqfu
2 jiangly KanaArima
3 gyh20 BERNARB.01
4 maroonrk until3am
5 Um_nik FCAI-CU
tourist

Also congratulations to ksun48 and Golovanov399 on (re)gaining the Legendary Grandmaster title!

UPD: Editorial

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +434
  • Vote: I do not like it

By awoo, history, 3 weeks ago, translation, In English

Hello Codeforces!

On May/12/2023 17:35 (Moscow time) Educational Codeforces Round 148 (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 extended 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 6 or 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were invented and prepared by Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Ivan BledDest Androsov, Maksim Neon Mescheryakov and me. Also, huge thanks to Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for great systems Polygon and Codeforces.

Good luck to all the participants!

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

Harbour.Space

Your Path to Success Starts at Harbour.Space Bangkok

Hello Codeforces!

We are excited to announce that we are offering 10 full scholarships to study Computer Science or Data Science at Harbour.Space, Bangkok Campus!

We invite you to apply to our university in Bangkok, Thailand, where we offer a full scholarship for qualified participants.

Our university has a vibrant and inclusive community, where you'll have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in your field, such as the one and only Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov. Additionally, our state-of-the-art University is designed to support your academic success and personal growth.

If you want to pursue higher education, get accreditation and expand your horizons, we encourage you to apply! As members of the Codeforces community, we recognise your talent and dedication to problem-solving, and you would make an excellent candidate for our programme.

Requirements:

Study Commitment: 3 hours/day. You will complete 15 modules (each three weeks long) in one year. The daily class workload is 3 hours, plus homework to complete in your own time.

University requirements

  • CV
  • High School/Bachelor's Degree
  • English proficiency
  • Medalist in any Programming competition is a plus!

Make sure to apply before June the 30th, 2023, to be eligible for the scholarship and reduced application fee!

Apply here →

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our community.

All the best, The Harbour.Space Team

UPD: Editorial is out

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +63
  • Vote: I do not like it

By RedLycoris, history, 5 weeks ago, In English

Hello Codeforces! (你好,代码部队)

We are glad to invite you to participate in Codeforces Round 872 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round 872 (Div. 2) on May/08/2023 15:05 (Moscow time). Please note the unusual start time.

This round is rated for all the participants. You will be given 5 problems (one of which is divided into two subtasks) and 2 hours to solve them in each division.

Assume you are YuezhengLing, and in this round, your best friend LuoTianYi will give you several problems to solve.

(LuoTianYi is the left one and YuezhengLing is the right one)

We would like to thank:

  1. RedLycoris, CrTsIr, Gyy_cj, SanweiTreap and GeZhiyuan for writing the problems.

  2. Artyom123 for coordinating the round.

  3. MikeMirzayanov for great Codeforces and Polygon platforms.

  4. He_Ren, orzdevinwang for our red suns testing the round.

  5. Qingyu, zimpha, themoon, Crying, rui_er, Kevin114514, Lynkcat, lgswdn, FreshP_0325, Yuu for red testing the round.

  6. KbltQaQ, LHQing, Forever_Pursuit, NemanjaSo2005, geospiza, METHOD_METAFALICA, maoweishou, welleyth, EasonTAO, Rushroom, Gheal, rsj for orange testing the round.

  7. Error_Yuan, fishy15, Lyrically. valeriu, yash_0402, smoke_bellew for purple testing the round.

  8. LRL65, ayhan23, Zhangxuyang, Koful123, playerr17, AhmedEzzatG for blue testing the round.

  9. zhy137036 for green testing the round.

  10. tibinyte for gray testing the round.

  11. You

    for participating in this round.

UPD: Scoring distribution:

Div.1: 500 – (500+750) – 1750 – 2250 – 3000

Div.2: 500 – 1000 – 1500 – (1000+1250) – 2750

UPD: Editorial is available here

UPD: Winners!

Div 2:

Div 1:

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +785
  • Vote: I do not like it

By SlavicG, history, 4 weeks ago, In English

Hey, hi Codeforces!

It's mesanu, flamestorm and me and we are very excited to invite you to Codeforces Round 871 (Div. 4)! It starts on May/06/2023 17:35 (Moscow time).

We worked swiftly to tailor the problems for this contest, so we hope you will enjoy them! We tried to make the statements short, epic and concise.

The format of the event will be identical to Div. 3 rounds:

  • 5-8 tasks;
  • ICPC rules with a penalty of 10 minutes for an incorrect submission;
  • 12-hour phase of open hacks after the end of the round (hacks do not give additional points)
  • after the end of the open hacking phase, all solutions will be tested on the updated set of tests, and the ratings recalculated
  • by default, only "trusted" participants are shown in the results table (but the rating will be recalculated for all with initial ratings less than 1400 or you are an unrated participant/newcomer).

We urge participants whose rating is 1400+ not to register new accounts for the purpose of narcissism but to take part unofficially. Please do not spoil the contest for the official participants.

Only trusted participants of the fourth division will be included in the official standings table. This is a forced measure for combating unsporting behavior. To qualify as a trusted participant of the fourth division, you must:

  • take part in at least five rated rounds (and solve at least one problem in each of them),
  • do not have a point of 1400 or higher in the rating.

Regardless of whether you are a trusted participant of the fourth division or not, if your rating is less than 1400 (or you are a newcomer/unrated), then the round will be rated for you.

Many thanks to all testers: RedstoneGamer22, tibinyte, sandry24, jampm, haochenkang, mister, Vladosiya, _Vanilla_, Phantom_Performer, ScarletS, NintsiChkhaidze, keta_tsimakuridze, Dominater069, Gheal, Bakry!

And thanks to Vladosiya for russian statement translations!

We suggest reading all of the problems and hope you will find them interesting!

Good Luck and have fun!!

Are you ready for it?

UPD: Editorial is out!

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +238
  • Vote: I do not like it