By ConstructorU, history, 23 hours ago, In English

Greetings Codeforces community!


We are excited to announce the Constructor Open Cup 2023, our annual online programming competition organized by Constructor University and JetBrains.

What is the Constructor Open Cup 2023?

Constructor Open Cup is an online contest organized by Constructor University and JetBrains, the global leading tool provider for developers, to promote interest in computer science, data science, software development, and software engineering. You'll have to race against the clock to solve real-life programming challenges.

Put your knowledge and skills to the test in this 4-hour competition and stand a chance to walk away with a scholarship for the Bachelor's degree in Data Science and Software Development at Constructor University, Germany’s #1 private university*!

Constructor Open Cup timetable

  • March 23-29, 2023 | Practice Round

Get familiar with the testing environment during this practice round. We highly recommend this optional step. Don’t worry: it won’t affect your final score!

You will have 4 hours to complete a series of algorithmic programming tasks of various difficulty levels.

Registration closes 1 hour before the start of the contest.

Prizes and Winner Announcement

The top candidates will receive exciting prizes, including:

  • Chance to get scholarships for the Bachelor’s degree in Data Science and Software Development*
  • Exciting memorable gifts from Constructor University and JetBrains

We're looking forward to seeing your programming skills on competition day, and we wish you the best of luck.

Register now!

*The winners who applied to the BSc program in Data Science and Software Development will receive an email to schedule the interview with Constructor University professors and JetBrains.

Can I participate?

Everyone is welcome! The contest is open for all ages and skill levels, all you need is a passion for coding.

To get the chance for the JetBrains scholarship for Data Science and Software Development program, please check Constructor University’s eligibility requirements.

How can I participate?

  • Register your details here.
  • Register at Codeforces using the Login/Password you receive in the confirmation email.
  • If you have any further queries, please reach out to

Why should I join the Constructor Open Cup?

Previously known as ‘STAR Contest’, the competition attracted more than 1,600 contestants across 82 countries over the past three years. Renamed to Constructor Open Cup in 2023, this contest welcomes all regardless of age, qualifications, or skill level.

By participating in the Constructor Open Cup, you will:

  • Get recognized by top science and technology leaders
  • Pit your algorithmic problem-solving skills against competitors from other countries
  • Get a chance to get a full scholarship for BSc program in Data Science and Software Development

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to challenge yourself and showcase your talents. Join the Constructor Open Cup today!

About the BSc Data Science and Software Development program

This program prepares talents to become tomorrow’s elites in software development, programming languages, data analysis, and machine learning. You will benefit from the latest insights and knowledge from top industry partners and get the right skills needed for these rapidly changing industries. Through real-world projects, the practice of the latest technologies, and the close mentoring of industry experts, you will gain a unique experience that sets you up for successful career opportunities. Learn more about the program here.

About Constructor University

Founded in 2001 as a private, English-language campus university, it repeatedly achieves top results in national and international university rankings. Its more than 1,600 students come from over 110 countries, and around 80 percent have moved to Germany to study. Research projects at the University are funded by the German Research Foundation, the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation, and global leading companies.

About JetBrains

JetBrains creates intelligent software development tools used by over 15.9 million professionals and 90 Fortune Global Top100 companies. Its lineup of more than 30 products includes IDEs for most programming languages and technologies, such as IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and others, as well as products for team collaboration, like JetBrains Space. JetBrains is also known for creating the Kotlin programming language, recognized by Google as the preferred language for Android development. The company is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, and has offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit

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By SlavicG, history, 3 days ago, In English

Hello Codeforces!

mesanu, flamestorm and I are very excited to invite you to Codeforces Round 859 (Div. 4)! It starts on Mar/19/2023 17:55 (Moscow time).

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: jampm, Max_Calincu, KrowSavcik, TimaDegt, nyaruhodo, tibinyte, badlad, Phantom_Performer, AlperenT, Bakry, keta_tsimakuridze, Gheal, RedstoneGamer22, Dominater069!

And thanks to Alexdat2000 for translating the statements!

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

Good Luck to everyone!

UPD: Editorial

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By mazihang2022, 8 days ago, In English

Hi Codeforces!

Talaodi, YunQian, xukai and I mazihang2022 are excited to invite everyone to participate in Codeforces Round 858 (Div. 2), which will be held on 18.03.2023 15:05 (Московское время). Please note the unusual start time.

This round will be rated for participants with rating lower than 2100. We will be pleased to see the participants with a higher rating to take part in our round unofficially as well!

You will be given 6 problems to solve, one of which contains subtasks. You will have 2 hours and 15 minutes to solve them. Scoring distribution will be announced later.

We would like to thank everyone who helped with this round:

We are looking forward to your participation. Good luck and Have fun!

UPD1: Score distribution: $$$500-1000-1750-2000-2250-(2500+1500)$$$

UPD2: Editorial

UPD3: Congratulations to the winners!

Official winners:

  1. MoFalkmusic
  2. Goldenglowo
  3. 2021_yes
  4. Terry2022
  5. gajar.nouka

Unofficial winners:

  1. BucketPotato
  2. MoFalkmusic
  3. Goldenglowo
  4. tute7627
  5. 2021_yes

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By wilcot, history, 8 days ago, In English

The XI BSUIR Open Programming Championship will be held from March 15 till April 29, 2023 (Minsk, Belarus).

Undergraduates and postgraduates of BSUIR, scholars, students from other universities and countries are invited to participate in the Championship.

The competition will take place in several rounds:

  • Quarterfinals (distance, problems in Russian and English) — March 15 — March 20 (both included);
  • Semifinals (distance/onsite semi-final, russian and english problems) — April 6;
  • Students Final — April 22 (Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Minsk);
  • Schools Final — April 29 (Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Minsk).

Quarterfinals are required only for BSUIR and school teams but other registered teams can also take part in it. Semifinals are required for all teams. BSUIR and school teams from Belarus take part onsite, other teams — online. Semifinals and Finals will be in ICPC format (5h contest).

To participate in the Championship teams need to be registered prior to April 3, 2023. Participation is free of charge — have fun.

The finalists are 30 (or more by jury decision) students teams, showed the best results in the qualifying rounds, but no more than:

  • 7 teams of undergraduates and postgraduates of BSUIR;
  • 2 teams from each of the universities of Belarus and abroad.

And 25 school teams showed the best results in the qualifying rounds.

University teams, which include at least two ICPC finalists 2022-2023, as well as high school teams, which include at least two winners of the final stage of the National Belarusian Olympiad in Informatics 2023, are allowed to participate in the finals of the Championship without passing the qualifying rounds.

Open BSUIR Programming Championship is held by the ICPC rules. During the Championship, the teams will be given 5 hours to solve 8 to 12 programming problems.

More information about the championship, as well as the problems and results of previous years, you may find at

here's a link there to a telegram channel and discussion, where you can talk to other participants and team up.

A little bit of last year video:

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By GlebsHP, history, 12 days ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces!

Zlobober and I are glad to invite you to compete in Nebius Welcome Round (Div. 1 + Div. 2) that will start on Mar/12/2023 17:35 (Moscow time). The round will be rated for everyone and will feature 8 problems that you will have 2 hours to solve.

I feel really thrilled and excited about this round as this is the first time I put so much effort in a Codeforces contest since I quit being a round coordinator in December 2016 (wow, that was so long ago)!

We conduct this round to have some fun and we also hope to find some great candidates to join Nebius team. Solving 5+ problems in our round will be a good result and will count as one of the coding interviews. Apart from that top 25 contestants and 25 random contestants placed 26-200 will receive a branded Nebius t-shirt!

Some information about Nebius. I have joined this new start-up in cloud technologies in November as a head of Compute & Network Services. It's an international spin-off of Yandex cloud business with offices in Amsterdam, Belgrade and Tel Aviv. We offer strategic partnerships to leading companies around the world, empowering them to create their own local cloud hyperscaler platforms and become trustworthy providers of cloud services and technologies in their own regions.

We know that competitive programming makes great engineers. It boosts your algorithms and coding skills, teaches you to write a working and efficient code. We aim to hire a lot of backend software engineers for all parts of our cloud technology stack that ranges from hypervisor and network to data warehouse and machine learning.

Here you can check Nebius website and open positions. If you feel interested in joining Nebius as a full-time employee, go on and fill the form.

Fill in the form →

Special thanks go to:

Fingers crossed all will be well, you will enjoy the round and we will be back with a new one in several months!

UPD2 The scoring distribution is 500 — 1000 — 1000 — 1500 — 2000 — 2750 — 3500 — 3500.

UPD3 The editorial is here!

UPD4 Congratulations to winners!

1-st place: jiangly

2-nd place: tourist

3-rd place: Um_nik

4-th place: isaf27

5-th place: Ormlis

UPD5 T-shirts winners!

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


Right now happens the first tour of the Open Olympiad in Informatics, and tomorrow will be the second one. This contest is prepared by Moscow Olympiad Scientific Committee that you may know by Moscow Team Olympiad, Moscow Olympiad for Young Students and Metropolises Olympiad (rounds 327, 342, 345, 376, 401, 433, 441, 466, 469, 507, 516, 541, 545, 567, 583, 594, 622, 626, 657, 680, 704, 707, 727, 751, 775, 802, 829, 852).

Open Olympiad consists of the most interesting and hard problems that are proposed by a wide community of authors, so we decided to conduct a Codeforces regular round based on it, which will happen on Mar/09/2023 12:35 (Moscow time) and will be based on both days of the Olympiad. Note the unusual time of the round. Each division will have 7 problems and 3 hours to solve them.

We kindly ask all the community members that are going to participate in the competition to show sportsmanship by not trying to cheat in any manner, in particular, by trying to figure out problem statements from the onsite participants. If you end up knowing some of the problems of Moscow Open Olympiad (by participating in it, from some of the onsite contestants or in any other way), please do not participate in the round. We also ask onsite contestants to not discuss problems in public. Failure to comply with any of the rules above may result in a disqualification.

Problems of this competition were prepared by Mangooste, Artyom123, teraqqq, Ziware, vaaven, Tikhon228, Ormlis, Kirill22, ViktorSM, isaf27, DebNatkh and DishonoredRighteous guided by grphil and Helen Andreeva.

Thanks to Aleks5d for the round coordination, statement translation and preparation of problems for the second division, and also thanks for MikeMirzayanov for systems Codeforces and Polygon, which was used to prepare problems of this olympiad.

Good luck everybody!

Due to the official competition source codes of other participants will not be available for an hour after the end of the round.

UPD1: Please note the number of problems and the duration of the round have been increased for each of the divisions.

UPD2: Great thanks to the testers of the round: BucketPotato, valeriu, 4qqqq, Aaeria, FedeNQ, olya.masaeva! As well as the testers of the main Olympiad: Siberian, Maksim1744, antony191, Kapt, Pechalka, alexxela12345, Be_dos, princebelkovetz, Jatana, KiruxaLight, cute_hater!

UPD3: Scoring distribution:

Div.2: 500 — 750 — 1250 — 1750 — 2000 — 2500 — 3500

Div.1: 500 — 1000 — 1250 — 1750 — 2500 — 3500 — 3500

UPD4: Editorial, we apologize for the delay:(

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By adamant, history, 2 weeks ago, In English

Hello everyone! The 7th Stage of the 1st Universal Cup: Zaporizhzhia, will be held on March 11th, 2023.

The contest is based on the Day 2: Oleksandr Kulkov Contest 3 from the Osijek Competitive Programming Camp 2023. Please, don't participate if you have seen these problems.

Authors of the problems: adamant, fedimser, I would also like to thank -is-this-fft- for the help with the preparation of the contest.

We hope you will like the problems!

You can participate in the contest in the following three time windows:

  • Mar 11th 13:00 — 18:00 (UTC +8)
  • Mar 11th 19:00 — 24:00 (UTC +8)
  • Mar 12th 02:00 — 07:00 (UTC +8)

Please note that you can see two scoreboards in DOMjudge. The 'Local Scoreboard' shows the standings ONLY IN THE CURRENT TIME WINDOW. And the 'Combined Scoreboard' shows all participants, including the onsite participants, and the cup participants in the previous time windows.

Contest link:

Universal Cup Scoreboard:

About Universal Cup:

Universal Cup is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing trainings for competitive programming teams. Up to now, there are more than 200 teams from all over the world registering for Universal Cup.

A more detailed introduction:

Register a new team:

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