The third edition of MindCoding is going to make its debut on Thursday, the 4th of February, 19:00 EET, with a Test Round. I invite you all to participate and help us test the improvements in our platform on this occasion.
There will be a total of 4 online qualification rounds, and one on-site final round. The final will take place in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the same as last year.
The format of the contest is similar to that of Codeforces and TopCoder, so the learning curve should be quite mild. A new feature for this year is the addition of a second division, for beginners.
The rounds are organized by fellow Codeforces members:
- Petru Trîmbițas (Petru) — project coordinator
- Cosmin Rusu (cr.rusucosmin)
- Sergiu Pușcaș (Sergiu)
- Marius Gavrilescu (mgv) — the creator of our platform
- Dan Bodnariuc (Dutzul)
- Gabriel Ineluș (gabrielinelus)
- Adrian Crăciun (mlc)
- Bianca Costin (o_mic)
- Flaviu Berbecariu (SpiriFlaviu)
- Casian Marc (marccasiannicolae)
Last year's winners were rewarded with a total prize pool of €1500. You might recognize some of them from competitions such as the IOI and ACM-ICPC.
You can use the quick-start guide and the existing problem archive for practice. Some of my favourite problems are:
- Office — beginner
- Wilson — beginner
- Eggs (interactive) — medium
- kSpecialists — medium
- The Oddest Tree — medium
- FloodIt — hard
If you happen to struggle in coming up with a solution, most problems have a description of the answer on the right-hand side of the page.
I hope you all have fun participating in our test and qualification rounds!