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By MiptLited, 4 months ago, translation, In English,

This season is promised to be exciting! It's high time to start preparing for the ICPC World Finals 2020 in Moscow. Follow our website to check the registration updates.

We are opening registration for the Discover Grodno programming workshop to prepare for the ICPC season. From 7 to 14 of July we invite students of B and C divisions to Belarus! The camp will be held at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Apply now to get the lowest price and request the payment bill if your university or sponsor would like to pay for you.

As you remember July 6 — 13 we will meet in the beautiful city of Vladivostok at the Discover Vladivostok Workshop. Registration is open for A, B, and C divisions! Students will study on the Far Eastern Federal University campus. Apply now and request the payment bill asap to get the lowest price and other bonuses.

What else is coming up?

  • September, 7-14: Baikal, Russia (Div. C, D)
  • September, 21-28: Singapore (Div. А, В/С)
  • October, 5-13: Riga, Latvia: (Div. А, В/С)
  • November, 5-14: Moscow International Workshops ICPC (Div. A, B)
  • April: Moscow Pre-finals Workshop ICPC (Div. A, B)

Looking forward to see you soon!

 
 
 
 
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Are the travel costs included in the 450 dollars package?

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    450$ includes accommodation, full board meals, curriculum (lectures, contests, analysis), excursions. Travel costs such as transfer from Minsk to Grodno and back are included, but a ticket to Home-Minsk-Home is on your expense.

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Q1. what is the criteria for DIV B and C? Q2. Are school students allowed to particpate?

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    A1.

    Div.B is for students who have proficient experience in competitive programming and strong skills in data structures, It is for students who want to prepare for regional contests (semifinals mainly) and for the ICPC World Finals. The program of Division B contains non-thematic contests of level equal to regional contests or higher (some contests may be in common to Division A; analyses of all contests are provided) and lectures with following thematic contests on topics of high level (possible topics are max flow algorithms, building of suffix array/tree/automaton, long multiplication, and division using Fast Fourier Transformation, persistent data structures etc).

    Div.C for those students who have little experience in competitive programming and basic skills in solving algorithmic problems and want to prepare for subregional contests (quarterfinals and ICPC qualifications). The program of Division C contains advanced algorithms and data structures: finding shortest paths in weighted graphs, segment trees, finding patterns in text (prefix-function, z-function, tries), dynamic programming in submasks etc. Those are only examples, the program of the workshops will be submitted upon registered participants experience.

    A2. Absolutely yes, all school students are very welcome to participate!

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Will you please host the session on YouTube live or any other platform of your choice ? So, that people from other countries who can't participate can also learn something.

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    If you can not come for some reason, you can register and request remote participation. It will cost a little bit more expensive than coming in person but you will receive 1 account access for your whole team and you will be able to solve problems together with all live participants, and you would have an opportunity to win the competition if you submit all stages till the end of last contest day (Vladivostok time).

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Hi Olga,

I have a few questions, regarding "Discover Grodno": 1. What are the visa conditions/requirements/payments? For EU/non-Schengen citizens? 2. Are there some age/university restrictions? I am not a student, but I am considering participation. 4. What are the languages, which could be used? C++/C/Java or all the supported languages from codeforces.com.

Thank you for your efforts!

Best Regards, Vitosh K. Doynov

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    Hello Vitosh, I am very glad you are interested in participating!

    We do not have any restrictions, any high school seniors, college applicants, students, graduates, company members, and unemployed enthusiasts can come. Our aim is to give training, so we don't have strict rules of ICPC on this question, especially when we organize D, C or B divisions. Division A is a little bit more restrictive from the point of competing rules, but we don't have it in Grodno.

    As for the languages, you can use all ICPC languages. They are C, C++, Java, Cotlin, Python.

    As for the visa conditions, foreign citizens of over than 70 countries can enter Belarus for up to 30 days in the visa-free regime via the checkpoint “Minsk National Airport”. Bulgaria (you are from Bulgaria as I can judge from your profile) is among them. If you would drop me a line over my email (it is written in my profile), I would have sent you a link with all the documents registration requirements for crossing the border properly :)

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request to upload the workshops recording if have.