By Nezzar, history, 24 hours ago,

Good morning/afternoon/evening, Codeforcers!

We (Nezzar, triple__a, Nanako) are very excited to present to you Codeforces Round #698 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round #698 (Div. 2), which will take place in Jan/28/2021 17:35 (Moscow time).

There will be 6 tasks waiting for you to be solved in 135 minutes!

We would also want to thank:

Score distribution will be announced at $n$ $(0 \leq n < + \infty)$ minutes before round starts.

We hope you high performance with a lot of points earned during contest!

• +413

By Supermagzzz, 3 days ago, translation,

Hello, Codeforces! Were you afraid of the lack of contests? We also!

Unfortunately, due to technical problems, the round is declared unrated. You can continue to solve problems, but the results of the current round will not affect your rating. We are sorry for this situation.

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Hello! Codeforces Round #697 (Div. 3) will start at Jan/25/2021 18:00 (Moscow time). You will be offered 7 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 1600 or higher, can register for the round unofficially. The round will be hosted by rules of educational rounds (extended ICPC). Thus, during the round, solutions will be judged on preliminary tests, and after the round it will be a 12-hour phase of open hacks. I tried to make strong tests — just like you will be upset if many solutions fail after the contest is over.

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

Note that the penalty for the wrong submission in this round (and the following Div. 3 rounds) 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 trusted participants of the third division, you must:

• take part in at least two 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.

The problems for this round were invented by MikeMirzayanov and prepared by me Supermagzzz and Stepavly

Thanks to MikeMirzayanov for platforms and coordination of our work. Thanks to darkkcyan, Tzak, bfs.07, songsinger, iankury, spookywooky, Programmer, sodafago, infinitepro for help in round preparation and testing the round.

Good luck!

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• +241

By IgorI, history, 10 days ago, translation,

Hi, Codeforces!

I'm glad to invite you to take part in Codeforces Round #696, which will take place on Jan/19/2021 17:35 (Moscow time). Round will be rated for participants with rating less than $2100$. Participants from the first division can take part out of competition.

There will be $6$ problems for $2$ hours. All problems are authored by me. Thanks to adedalic for excellent round coordination and to MikeMirzayanov for Codeforces and Polygon.

Also thanks to testers errorgorn, awoo, rkm62, khiro, AmShZ, IaMaNanBord, Osama_Alkhodairy, Prakash11, Gauravvv, HIS_GRACE, Dragnoid99 for testing the round and giving valuable feedback for problems.

Scoring is $500-1000-1500-2000-2250-3000$.

Good luck!

UPD: Editorial

UPD: Congratulations to the winners!

Of both divisions:

Of the second division:

• +609

By awoo, history, 2 weeks ago, translation,

Hello Codeforces!

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 Roman Roms Glazov, Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Vladimir vovuh Petrov, 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:

Hey Codeforces and Happy New Year!

To kick off 2021, we want to introduce you to new opportunities!

Undoubtedly, Harbour.Space is always happy to see Codeforces participants among our students! Young talents who are eager to learn, challenge themselves, seek continuous development are our top priority.

That’s why we want to announce our amazing apprenticeship program.

Our mission is to spark positive impact cycles between promising young talent, the tech industry, and innovative educators. We continuously work on finding the perfect match between talent and companies.

Check out a success story from one of our first apprenticeship program students.

David is a UX/UI specialist from Georgia who received a full scholarship from venture capital fund, OneRagtime.

But there are plenty more apprenticeship opportunities coming in the fields of technology, entrepreneurship, and design. Interested? Keep in touch and follow us on LinkedIn for more fantastic opportunities.

Good luck on your round, and see you next time!

Harbour.Space University

Congratulations to the winners:

Rank Competitor Problems Solved Penalty
1 jiangly 7 201
2 hank55663 7 210
3 BigBag 7 282
4 Lawali 7 283
5 FluffyT 7 306

Congratulations to the best hackers:

Rank Competitor Hack Count
1 ariloc 35:-1
2 smax 34:-9
3 mrkarlo 27:-5
4 VTifand 19
5 BlueGagosipda 21:-22
242 successful hacks and 872 unsuccessful hacks were made in total!

And finally people who were the first to solve each problem:

Problem Competitor Penalty
A Geothermal 0:01
B Geothermal 0:02
C SSRS_ 0:09
D Alfalfa_w 0:09
E _FlyingColor_ 0:16
F Apsara 0:40
G tfg 0:48

UPD: Editorial is out

• +285

By geranazavr555, history, 2 weeks ago, translation,

Hello everyone!

The Codeforces team is working hard every day to improve the platform. Here's a quick overview of the latest innovations.

### Mashups deletion

Until recently, there was no way on Codeforces to completely remove mashups you created. They stayed "hanging" in the interface and could get in the way if there were a lot of them.

Now you can delete the mashups you created. To do this, go to the edit page:

At the bottom of the page there will be a delete button:

Deleting a mashup is reversible, meaning you can restore it if necessary. You can view deleted mashups by clicking on the link below the table with mashups.

### Other innovations

• Added filter by contest format (IOI or ICPC) in mashups and gyms.
• Compiler versions updated: Python 2 up to 2.7.18, Python 3 up to 3.9.1, Ruby up to 3.0.0, Go up to 1.15.6, Rust up to 1.49.0.
• Now you can hide streams from the calendar.
• The page with the list of user's contests now shows when the contest started.
• The group invites page now shows who invited you.
• Now you can massively change problem indices in mashups. Previously, to renumber problems in the mashup, you had to edit each task separately.

• +511

By DS007, 3 weeks ago,

Hello Codeforces!

I am pleased to invite you to my first contest Codeforces Round #695 (Div. 2), which will take place on 08.01.2021 17:35 (Московское время). The problems were written by alimq and DS007. The round is rated for all users with rating less than 2100, while other users can participate unofficially.

You will be given 5 problems and 2 hours to solve them. You are strongly advised to read all the problems.

I would really like to thank:

• BledDest for his amazing coordination of the round.
• Aggu_01000101 and infinitepro for helping me in shortening the problem statements and solving one of the problems.
• MikeMirzayanov for creating the Codeforces and Polygon systems.
• The following people for testing the round:

We hope you will enjoy the problem set! Good luck!

The scoring distribution will be added shortly.

UPD: Also thanks to nooinenoojno for testing the round.

UPD: The scoring distribution is: $500 - 1000 - 1500 - 1750 - 2500$.

UPD: Congratulations to the winners

Of div 1:
1. kort0n
2. Suiseiseki
3. peti1234
4. fastmath
5. wrinx

And of div 2:
1. raingirl
2. xsdns
3. Mister5
4. o.a
5. wudi2016

Thank you all for participating! My apologies for misjudging the difficulty of B.
Editorial

• +414

By IgorI, history, 3 weeks ago, translation,

Hello Codeforces!

Now the winter SIS (Summer Informatics School) is taking place, and parallel A+A0 and its teachers have prepared a complete Codeforces Round. You can check previous rounds, prepared by SIS students: Codeforces Round #612, Codeforces Round #530.

Codeforces Round #694 begins on Jan/05/2021 17:35 (Moscow time). In both redactions, there will be $6$ problems for $2$ hours. The round is rated for both divisions.

Problems are authored and prepared by AliceG, Pakhomovee, MadProgrammer, ArtNext, fastmath, IgorI, Kapt, KhB, Hello_zoka, Karabutsa, Arbuzniy_kekich, Mangooste, pelmenner, Allvik06 under the guidance of meshanya, cdkrot, kokokostya, kraborak, scanhex.

We would like to thank:

We recommend you to read the statements of all problems. Scoring will be announced later.

Good luck!

Scoring distribution is: $500 - 750 - 1000 - 1500 - 2000 - 2500$ in both divisions.

Editorial

System testing is over. Thank you for participating! We hope that you liked our problems!

Congratulations to the winners:

All of them have solved problem E (with neal being the first). Problem F was quite challenging and no one have solved it during the contest.

• +519

By Stepavly, history, 4 weeks ago, translation,

Happy New Year, Codeforces!

UPD: We have received such different opinions about the order of problems, that we cannot be completely sure about it. We recommend you to read all the problems and do not strongly hope that the difficulty for you necessarily coincides with the order in the round.

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Hello! Codeforces Round #693 (Div. 3) will start at Jan/04/2021 17:35 (Moscow time). You will be offered 7 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 1600 or higher, can register for the round unofficially. The round will be hosted by rules of educational rounds (extended ICPC). Thus, during the round, solutions will be judged on preliminary tests, and after the round it will be a 12-hour phase of open hacks. We tried to make strong tests — just like you will be upset if many solutions fail after the contest is over.

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

Note that the penalty for the wrong submission in this round (and the following Div. 3 rounds) 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 trusted participants of the third division, you must:

• take part in at least two 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.

The problems for this round were invented by MikeMirzayanov and prepared by Supermagzzz and Stepavly

Thanks to MikeMirzayanov for platforms and coordination of our work. Thanks to darkkcyan, Aris_244_, Mukundan314, PrideBlack, Nemo, pashka, Rox for help in round preparation and testing the round.

Good luck!

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UPD: Editorial

• +413

By MikeMirzayanov, 4 weeks ago,

Hello Codeforces!

This unusual and difficult 2020 has come to an end! What will the new year be like? I wish all of us that we have the opportunity to meet in person so that the contests take place not only online. I ask you to think of something important and good. Let this wish come true!

We have had a large number of rounds this year. I hope we have pleased you with interesting problems. Thanks to the round coordinators and writers! You make our community richer. Please make us happy in 2021!

I wish the participants victories over yourself (and over problems!) and development of your skills, interest and curiosity!

Hello, 2021!

#### Change Handle Feature

Hurry! Only until the 10th of January, you can change your handle (but only once)! Note that it will be possible to roll back the changes or change the handle again only after a year. Be careful what you wish for.

You can change your handle to the new one which wasn't used before by anybody or which was used by you before. The links to a profile page with an old handle would automatically redirect to the actual profile.

Again, this year if you took part in at least 10 rounds you can request a handle of an inactive participant. It means that the participant should have a period of activity on Codeforces of at most 180 days, this period should be in 2017 or earlier. The inactive participant can't have posted comments, messages and so on. It can't take part in more than 2 contests. It will be automatically renamed and informed by email. A user has the opportunity to request back his/her handle: in this case, we will roll back the change and return your previous handle to you. If you can't change your handle to another, it means that some requirement doesn't meet. Please do not ask me to do something with it. Especially, I do not like requests like "this is my second account, I took an interesting handle myself". I'm not Santa Claus.