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By cry, 7 months ago, In English

Hello Codeforcers :3

UPD 1: Opening ceremony on Friday 7PM EST. Join our Discord server for more information

UPD 2: Contest has started! You may start your window anytime over the next 2 days. Join our Discord server to ask clarifications for any problems. Good luck!

From the authors behind Codeforces Round 887 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round 887 (Div. 2), CerealCodes is excited to announce our Summer 2023 Programming Contest!

This contest will be held on August $$$13 - 15$$$ th with a customizable time-frame window. The time limit for novice is $$$3$$$ hours while intermediate and advanced are allowed $$$3.5$$$ hours. All of the contest information, including exact start and end times, can be found here.

The competition has three divisions: Novice (USACO Bronze-Silver or Div. 3), Intermediate (USACO Silver-Gold or Div. 2), and Advanced (USACO Gold-Platinum or Div. 1).

You can form teams of up to $$$3$$$ members, and compete to solve $$$\approx 10$$$ high quality problems within your time frame.

Over $1500 in cash (possibly more) will be given out (in the form of Amazon gift cards), as well as other prizes like merchandise and raffle awards! Note: only pre-college teams are eligible for cash awards, but everyone is still eligible to participate.

Join our Discord server for more info and if you have any questions about the contest before or during the contest.

All of the logistics, registration, and the contest platform will be held on our website.

The problems were invented and written by our problemsetting team: wavelets, Apple_Method, oursaco, omeganot, sum, null_awe, izhang, cry, thehunterjames, Ina, Whimpers, timg8710, buffering, ntarsis30, Cereal2, Alg01, asdf1234coding, dutin, and ArielShehter.

Big thanks to our problem testers as well: EmeraldBlock and GusterGoose27; and our web + contest platform developers: xiaossr, mirachael, SwayamSahoo11742, cryan., br1ck, and _monitor.

Last year's contest can be found here.

Register Here

We hope to see you there!

CerealCodes Team

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I can confirm the problems will be inspirational, with topics ranging from cereal to genshin impact.

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These problems are without a doubt problems.

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I definitely wrote some problems

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As a future participant, I can confirm that I enjoyed the problems in the future.

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I'm excited for this. Can I participate as a Solo ?

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    yes, teams of size 1 — 3 are permitted

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i hope we did not copy any problems!

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huge shoutout to our webdev and outreach teams that cry didnt put in the blog :(((

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is this oatmeal?

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Waiting for this! And thanks for this!

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As a nontester, I can confirm that I will both teamsforce and codecode on this contest.

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we onto real cereal now >W<

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As the president of CerealCodes, I can ensure that the problems and contest will be high quality!

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Is it over? I see it in China as the thirteenth month

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Our opening ceremony will be hosted on Friday, August 11th at 7PM EST. More information can be found on our website. Don't forget to sign up if you haven't already! We look forward to seeing you all in 11 days!

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    Please don’t downvote this man anymore. It’s getting sad now

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    We have a few changes in logistics, and more information will be stated on the opening ceremony, so please make sure to join that if you can.

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Hello everyone,

This is a reminder that the CerealCodes 2023 Summer Contest Opening Ceremony will be this Friday at 7 PM EST. The link to the Zoom meeting for the Opening Ceremony can be found on the banner at the top of our website at cerealcodes.org. Also, if you haven't already, please register your team for the contest at cerealcodes.org/register (each team member should register for the contest).

The opening ceremony will consist of a presentation describing contest logistics specifics, a few raffles, a guest speaker from our Platinum sponsor VPlanetCoding, and an opportunity to ask any questions about our contest logistics.

We look forward to seeing you this Friday as we kick off our second-ever contest!

CerealCodes Team

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Attention: if you haven't registered already, please do so. For everyone who has, good luck with the contest!