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By Ashishgup, 7 months ago, In English

We invite you to participate in CodeChef’s March Cook-Off on 21st March from 9:30 PM — 12:00 AM IST.

There will be 7 problems in Division 3 and 6 problems in Division 2/1.

The March Cook-Off is going to have Gameskraft, Quadeye Securities, Dialpad, and BetterPlace as the official contest recruiters! Gameskraft is hiring for Javascript and Frontend Developers. Quadeye is on the lookout for brilliant Full Stack Developers in CodeChef’s community. Dialpad is looking to attract top talent from CodeChef for the role of Software Engineer. BetterPlace is looking to hire competent coders from the community for SDE 1 and SDE 2 roles.

Joining us on the problem setting panel are:

Problem Submission: If you have original problem ideas, and you’re interested in them being used in CodeChef's contests, you can share them here.

Prizes: Since it is CodeChef's birthday month, the number of prizes being given out are double. That is, the top 20 Indian and top 20 Global participants will receive CodeChef laddus, with which the winners can claim cool CodeChef goodies. Know more here.

There are also special prizes for women:

  • Div 1: top 10 females (300 laddus)
  • Div 2: top 6 females (150 laddus)
  • Div 3: top 6 females (150 laddus)

The video editorials of the problems will be available on our YouTube Channel as soon as the contest ends. Subscribe to get notifications about our new editorials.

Admin Note: Special thanks to Um_nik for helping with shortlisting of problems and providing alternative approaches to the problems!

You can also view your last year's performance report of CodeChef on https://www.codechef.com/report/2021.

 
 
 
 
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Ashishgup A general query, how long does it normally take for problem submissions to be reviewed by the admins and get accepted or rejected?

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    Hey! It mostly does not take more than 1-2 weeks. If there is a 1+ month old submission that we have somehow missed, you can just reply to the email thread — you should get a reply.

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Awesome.

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For contests that are used for recruiting SDE's, isn't it better to make them global as Codeforces does? This way people from all divisions will compete equally, with the same problems.

If someone is new to Codechef, then he would have to take Div3, which is less challenging than Div1, isn't it unfair for him? A general tendency from a company perspective is to go for Div1 candidates, though a Div3 candidate could far better than the rest.

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As a setter i post the

Meme
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why special gifts and prizes are only for women??

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Is there any update about server issues? Will it be rated if there are long queues?

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    I don't understand. Did I say something wrong?

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Ashishgup, It is quite commendable how cc servers have responded, so smoothly today while submitting. Kudos to you and your team. :-} Hope it continues in future contests as well. :)

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    speedchef

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    I think that participation is quite less in today's contest.

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      We too felt the same given the way the site behaved. But it was not the case.

      Some stats about the contest (all divisions).

      Total Submissions = 60999

      Total users who visited the contest page = 13705

      Total users who made a submission = 10350

      Total users with at least one AC = 9383

      The tech team has done a good job to scale up the infra.

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    Yes Even I was amazed by the amount of change in the contest! GG!

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special prize for women only because men are naturally special.