I am happy to announce the Osijek Competitive Programming Camp that is scheduled to happen on 18-26 February 2023 in Osijek, Croatia. The camp is hosted by the Department of Mathematics at J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek and is brought to you by the organizing team of adamant (that's me!), -is-this-fft-, mblazev, Tomx and antontrygubO_o.
The camp is inspired by various competitive programming camps that we attended during our active years in ICPC, and is aimed to help college students prepare for ICPC regional contests and finals. The camp will consist of 7 ICPC-style contests and 2 days off.
Up until now, most top competitive programming training camps have been organised in Russia, or by Russian entities. Due to the current situation in the world, attending such camps is not possible or desirable for a large number of participants, and we hope to offer a European alternative to Russian camps.
This is the first edition of the camp, and we all are very excited about it and hope that we may see you soon!
Participation fee for onsite participants is 150€ per person. It does not include regular meals, travel or accommodation.
If you want to participate, but are unable to come onsite, we offer a reduced fee of 100€ per person for online participation. It is also possible to reduce fees individually if you are unable to attend some of the contests (e.g. because of the overlap with SWERC).
We support and empathize with those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine, therefore we offer a 100€ discount for affected individuals and teams affiliated with Ukrainian institutions. In other words, the fees would be 50€ and 0€ per person for onsite and online participation correspondingly.
The expected starting time for the contests is 10am CET. For online participants, it is still a preferred starting time, but if it is not an option for you, we will also offer an opportunity to compete virtually within 24 hours after the main window is over.
If you are interested in participating, please fill the form here.
We ask you to register before February 10 if you want to participate online and before February 4 if you want to participate onsite.
If you want to participate onsite, especially if you require visa support, we would urge you to register as soon as possible, as visa processing may take 30+ days.
Also, if your university has a lively ICPC community that may be interested in attending the camp, and you have some contacts of people in charge (e.g. coaches) we would highly appreciate if you could fill the form here, so that we can send an invitation. Thanks!
We'd like to praise the authors of the contests for the camp:
- amiya — a guy who changed CF username every year and labeled the contest by prime numbers.
- conqueror_of_tourist — ICPC 2022 world finalist. Codeforces LGM in Python.
- antontrygubO_o — IMO 2017 gold medalist, NAC 22 winner, contest coordinator, Codeforces LGM.
- Snow-Flower — ICPC 2023 world finalist.
- rivalq — Codeforces grandmaster, ICPC 2021 and 2022 world finalist.
- Adam_GS — Codeforces grandmaster, EJOI 2021 gold medalist.
- ToxicPie9 — ICPC 2021 world finalist.
- adamant — a maintainer of cp-algorithms.com, author of nearly 50 competitive programming problems.
Last but not least, we would like to say special thanks to our sponsors, who make the camp possible:
If you are interested in sponsoring next editions of the camp or have any questions, please feel free to reach out at [email protected].
Finally, we would also like to thank Codeforces for guidance and promoting this announcement to the main page, eolymp for providing us an online judge for the contests and the Department of Mathematics at J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek for all their organizational support and providing us a physical location to conduct the camp.