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By Neumann, history, 5 weeks ago, In English,

We invite you to participate in CodeChef’s July Long Challenge, this Friday, 3rd July, from 15:00 IST onwards. The contest will be open for 10 days i.e. until 13th July.

We will also be hosting a live problem discussion sessions where our panelist, RestingRajarshi will discuss the Long Challenge problems on 13th July. Find more details here.

Also, if you have some original and engaging problem ideas, and you’re interested in them being used in CodeChef's contests, you can share them here.

Joining me on the problem setting panel are:

Prizes:

Top 20 performers in the Indian category and top 10 performers in the Global category will get CodeChef laddus, with which the winners can claim cool CodeChef goodies. First to solve each problem except challenge — 100 laddus. Know more here

Good Luck!
Hope to see you participating!!
Happy Programming !!

 
 
 
 
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Like last long, again the same thing is happending with this codechef long, started just an hour ago. Admin please delete those and take strict action

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    Publicly mentioning the source is not a good idea. Send an email to Codechef instead.

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      Actually, last Long when someone published solutions, I mailed to help@codechef, after a day, they replied like "We are investigating and looking", still nothing was done. So chose to write here. Anyways I will edit my comment

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Codechef long challenge is all about in how many cases can you split the question and solve each case specifically , keeping in mind some special cases. Or about finding some weird pattern. I have participated in many long challenges over the four years and found that it is not helpful for learning algorithms, at max I have learnt some modulo arithmetics in codechef. On the other hands just over two months of doing contest on codeforces I have learnt a lot (comparatively). On codechef long challenge we easily waste a lot of time learning less but if that time is utilised properly on codeforces it will be more productive.

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    What CodeChef have you been participating in? Every time I have participated I have needed to do a lot of googling for some obscure hard algorithm. :D

    Anyway I have found that life becomes very dull and unenjoyable if you try to expect some "productivity" from your hobbies. A contest is a "waste of time" if and only if you did not enjoy it. If I like the contest, I'll participate again, otherwise not.

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      I use to participate in www.codechef.com. Maybe I haven't reached those problems which requires obscure hard algorithms in the 10 days as I am not that good now. In a developing country like india we have to make sure that even our hobbies are productive. I want to know when was the last time you participated in codechef.com because in recent time the quality of its questions is deteriorating.

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I just need a suggestion is participating in Codechef long challange helpful ?? And how much time should one devote to a problem ?? Is giving 1-2 days to a single problem beneficial ??

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    As -is-this-fft said if you are doing it because it is your hobby then it is fine. Otherwise it is a waste of time. I think you know this internally that is why you asked such a question.

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This one YT channel is posting solutions of some problems. How do I report them?