abotaha23's blog

By abotaha23, history, 7 weeks ago, In English

Today is a very special day according to me, because like today a year ago I knew Codeforces; I knew it by coincidence, I was watching a video of someone talking about the Computer Department in our faculty (the department I was interested to enroll in and indeed I have enrolled in it later) and this guy said that you need to practice problem-solving on a website like Codeforces, afterwards I googled it, got to the website and registered on it. I knew nothing back then about online judges and how they work and I still remember my very first submission and how silly I was xD: first I didn't take the input as it is I displayed a message to the judge telling it to give me the input and also I didn't believe the judge when it said w will be between 1 to 100 so I checked that myself in a do-while loop xDxD here is a photo of this submission:

What a year it was! I really gained a lot through it; I entered Codeforces knowing only the basics of programming like for loops, if statements.. and throughout this year I've learned a lot of data structures and algorithms because of Codeforces.

In this year I achieved quite a lot of things that I'm proud of like becoming an expert, solving around 1000 problems and on the above of all of that I had a lot of fun! It is just the beginning I'm really excited to achieve more in the future.

 
 
 
 
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You are very consistent according to your profile analysis. Please, tell me more about your journey. How did you practice? How did you hold motivation in cp? How to be consistent? It can be helpful for me if you share your experience of one year. Solving three problems of own level average each day is not easy for all. But you did that.

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    Actually, my biggest motivation was this feeling which hits me after solving a problem, especially if it's a hard one, I think lots of people can relate, this feeling is so great. the other thing was that I really felt the benefit of it; I think all of us know that to pass an interview in a company you'll be given a problem and asked to solve it, but do you really know why these companies do so? that's because they need someone who can exploit coding to get the job done, there is a quote which states that "Computer is a genie if you know its language" knowing the language here does not mean knowing how to make a for loop or something like that but to know how to do anything you want with the language and the best way you can learn this through is problem-solving and CP. these are the main two reasons which motivate me to continue. hope you find it useful

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Congratulations brother! happy to hear that keep going bro <3 <3 <3

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Congrats keep going btw i also have similar story like u

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    Thanks. Ohh I'm curious to hear your story, would you mind talking about it?

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      actually i started cp in my second year(got late should have started in 1st sem ) and started enjoying it .. so ya nothing great in my story haha..just keep grinding

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You almost have a 1000 problems done! Nice job!

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Amazing pro, keep going my friend. I am very happy when i see some one from my country working hard. It's really inspiring me. I wish i could reach expert before the new semester.

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    Thanks my friend. You can of course, just train hard and I'm sure you will be an expert soon

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Almost 1000 solved, ORZ! May you maintain stability over expert. Sadly, Blue came for me and went again.

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Respect for your profile and you work of course :)

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    You too mate, looking at your profile WoW. hats off to you man

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Hope you can get succces and fun in CP in future.

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did you participate in ioi before?

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    Unfortunately No, Actually one of the things that I'm so sad about is that I discovered my passion for programming very late (before I enter the Uni. straightaway). Wish I had started earlier

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You've solved nearly a thousand problems! How great you are!

My dream now is to reach where you are.

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    You'll even surpass me, just keep it real and train hard

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Your first submission is so hilarious lol. Congratulations on your progress!

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    Hahaha, Yes and it kinda makes me happy actually when I compare where I came from to where I'm right now

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Congratulation !!! You are so great. I also start to solve problem on codeforce over 1 year, but I still newbie :))

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    It's not how many years you spend, it's how much effort you exert.