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By wata, history, 3 weeks ago, In English

We will hold AtCoder Heuristic Contest 002.

AtCoder Heuristic Contest (AHC) is a new series of programming contests that will be held regularly on AtCoder. Unlike algorithm contests such as ABC/ARC/AGC, the goal is to create a better solution to a problem for which it is difficult to find the optimal solution.

We are looking forward to your participation!

 
 
 
 
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Thanks for the contest. Personally I liked it a lot but I'd like to highlight two points specifically:

  1. The problem was well-chosen to suit the given format. It was small enough to be solved nearly optimally in the allotted time but one had to be quite fast to find and implement all the important ideas.
  2. The WebAssembly visualizer with plain text input was very handy. I did not use the pre-generated test set but I think this concept of taking as much load off the contestants as possible to let them focus on the problem was very well executed.