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By Harbour.Space, history, 3 months ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces!

We are pleased to announce the second “Hello Muscat 2023” ICPC programming bootcamp, the continuation of the “Hello” bootcamp series, organised by Harbour.Space University, in collaboration with PhazeRo, Gutech, UK Oman Digital Club, Leagues of Code, Gutech CS Club and Codeforces!

We are inviting all of you to join us from March 8th to March 16th, 2023 in Muscat, Oman for an intense 8 days of programming! It is not only a great opportunity to train but also a chance to discover a new amazing country. There are many reasons why you must visit Oman at least once in your life, from its great people to its natural beauty and surrounding peace. March is an especially great time to visit Oman if you want to enjoy nice beach weather — don’t miss it!

As always, we can’t wait to see you there to learn, practice and compete on the international stage, smoothing your road towards the joined World Finals 2022 and 2023 in Egypt!

Harbour.Space

Our coaching line-up combines talent and experience, featuring ICPC world champions winners and finalists, as well as legendary names from the field of competitive programming: Mike Mirzayanov MikeMirzayanov, Yahor Dubovik 244mhq, Artem Plotkin Rox, Maksym Oboznyi MaksymOboznyi and Nikolay Budin budalnik.

It will be an amazing opportunity for teams from all over the world to learn from these well-known and successful coaches in the ICPC world!

The Bootcamp will be split into three divisions:

  • Division A. Division A will be a mirror of the Petrozavodsk Programming Camp. Suitable for teams who already qualified for the world finals ICPC or are aiming that high. Participants of division A will be solving contests in the same conditions as a real competition to perform with more confidence in the ICPC world finals.

  • Division B. Designed to help teams prepare for the next season of ICPC regional competitions. Appropriate as an introduction for teams and students just getting their foot in the door of the world of ICPC and competitive programming competitions in general. Division B will have thematic contests and lectures.

  • Division C. Designed for newcomers to the world of ICPC competitive programming. For those with a handle on the basics but want to compete in future competitions and possible regionals, this division is the perfect starting point.

Types of participation: On-Site and Online

We believe that participation in our Bootcamp should be accessible by all teams wherever they are and that is why we made onsite and online types of participation.

20% Early Bird Discount is offered to universities and participants who register and pay before Jan 31st 2023.

On-site:

Price: 1500 € — 1200 €

What is included:

  • Training
  • Contests
  • Access to the recordings of the lectures
  • Accommodation for 9 nights in a 4 star hotel Mysk
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Transfer from hotel to venue every day
  • Leisure, entertainment
  • Welcome pack
Online:

Price: 100 € — 80 €

What is included:

  • Training
  • Contests
  • Access to the recordings of the lectures

Learn more about Hello Muscat 2023→

You can ask any questions by email: hello@harbour.space

 
 
 
 
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Would be more helpful to have rating ranges for division A, B and C instead. Also what lectures would division B cover? Thanks

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    Hi, thank you for the recommendations! We will announce the official list of topics soon!

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I am looking forward to the problems of this contest, hoping to surprise me.

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    The problems are good quality.It suprised me very much.I am looking forward to more contests!

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2023 will more interesting and fun.

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Hey
I won a special prize in Educational Codeforces Round 80, which was the free participation in the bootcamp, which never came to life due to COVID and lockdown. Is it still applicable?
If it is, please contact me

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Wish you all a happy new year!

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Are the prices mentioned for each participant or each team?

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    I tried registering and found out the price is for each participant. :(

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At what time of day will the contests be held? Given the timezone difference between Oman and North America, I'm guessing that the contest time will be in the middle of the night for NA teams--will there be a way for online teams to participate virtually at a later time? (For example, in this year's ByteDance camp, North American teams were allowed to participate from 9 AM-2 PM US Central Time, since the on-site time would have been around 2-7 AM.)

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wish a good new year

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I'm looking forward to participating in the onsite round but I'm still unsure of the experience as I can't find any comments/reviews of the bootcamps held previously. So if someone has attended any of the past bootcamps, could you let me know how it was?

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    I was in Muscat in 2019 (it was a prize in one of the Codeforces rounds). Overall I think you won't miss much by just participating in it online. For Div. A, it was also a mirror of the Petrozavodsk camp, so we got some of the old, high-quality contests, as expected. The main issue was that most of the teachers were actually in Petrozavodsk so for editorial and analysis we quite often only got pdfs or slides with solutions. I met some amazing people, the hotel was lovely, and the trip on a free day was very cool. But I don't think it is worth the price.

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      Thank you so much for the insight, means a lot

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      Is it mandatory to participate in this boot camp as a team or a single person also could have any chance ? What is you International Passport or ID number? I want to participate in online , I have no passport yet but i have my national ID CARD so can I give my national ID CARD number to this place?

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      Hello, we are sorry to hear that you didn't really like it. This time we will have all our teachers on-site.

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        Well, I didn't say I disliked it, I just pointed out some problems.

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Is it mandatory to participate in this boot camp as a team or a single person also could have any chance ?

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What is you International Passport or ID number? I want to participate in online , I have no passport yet but i have my national ID CARD so can I give my national ID CARD number to this place?

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    Hello, if you want to participate online you can just skip this question! We actually removed it from the list of questions if you choose online type of participation!

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      Ok thank u but I have just recently filled out the form by making payment option bank but it was by mistake[actually just incase of checking the form by mistake submit button was clicked ] I will actually pay the payment by card so is there will be any problem ?

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I believe the organizers are having holidays now and that's the reason they are not responsive now. I really hope we'll get confirmation emails and other answers to not-yet-replied questions when the holidays period ends.

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Were confirmation emails sent? I registered almost a month ago but still didn’t receive it

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    Same. I still haven't received any confirmation email. :/