We are glad to introduce Yandex open programming competition "Yandex.Algorithm" hosted by Codeforces. The competition starts on May 4th and will consist of two qualification rounds, two online rounds and a final onsite round. Some of the rounds are created by Yandex employees. The onsite round will be held at the Yandex Summer School in Distributed Computing in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Any registered member of Codeforces can participate. There will be 5 rounds, 2 hours each. 15 winners of the last online round will be invited to participate in the Summer School and in the final round of Yandex.Open. 70 best participants will get T-shirts.
The school is a part of the Yandex Summer School Series (YSSS), started in 2010 with the Summer School in Machine Translation, and will be held annually. The mission of the series is to help social and professional networking among the best young talents in the areas of Computer Science and Software Engineering and foster collaborations between industry and academia. We will have speakers from Yandex, eBay, Yahoo! Labs.
This year's school is meant to introduce students to the concepts of Distributed Computing and its applications to different areas, as well as to highlight the next generation research directions. We will also provide a set of practical problems and the infrastructure to solve them on-site. The working languages of the school are English and Russian.
Yandex will pay for the trip and accomodations of all invited participants. Summer School participation is completely free for them.
|May 4th, 9:00||First qualification round||Anyone||500 top scoring participants advance to the first online round|
|May 6th, 19:00||Second qualification round||Anyone, including those who didn't advance from the first qualification round||500 top scoring participants advance to the first online round|
|May 20th, 19:00||First online round||1000 participants||200 top scoring participants advance to the second online round|
|May 22nd, 19:00||Second online round||200 participants||15 top scoring participants advance to the finals|
|July||Final round||15 participants|