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By monsoon, 8 years ago, In English

Hello everyone!

We invite you to participate in a new team programming contest Asseco Programming Marathon24 Gdynia 2013. In the contest teams of three can participate. There is no limit concerning the age or education of contestants. Also there is no limit in equipment, programming languages or materials you can use during the contest.

The contest consists of two stages. If you have participated in Challenge24, you should be more or less familiar with the format.

The first stage are qualifications, which will start on 19th October 2013 at 9:00 CEST and will last for 5 hours. There will be 5 algorithmic problems, to which 10 test cases will be provided. You only submit outputs to the tests and you get immediate feedback on your score. Some problems will have only one answer, and some will be optimization ones.

No more than 30 teams with the highest scores will qualify for finals. They will take place in Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in the city of Gdynia in Poland. Finals will begin on 30th November 2013 at 11:00 CET and will last for 24 hours. There will be 3 problems, which will require you to write a program communicating with the contest server through the TCP/IP protocol. A sample problem could be controlling a team of units which compete with other teams on a virtual arena. On the contest site you will be provided with table, chairs, lighting, one power socket and one network plug. Any other equipment has to be brought by you. Organizer will provide accommodation before finals (Friday/Saturday) for every participant of the finals. Organizer does not pay for or provide transportation to Gdynia.

For three teams with the highest scores in finals there are prizes amounting to over 30 000 PLN in cash.

The problems will be prepared by Tomasz Idziaszek monsoon and Wojtek Nadara Swistakk. Even if you don't have a team of three, you are still able to solve problems for fun during qualifications. Just register yourself and create a single-member team.

For more information or sample problems visit our site: www.marathon24.com. Keep in mind that the registration closes on 17th October 2013.

Good luck and have fun!

 
 
 
 
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8 years ago, # |
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I'd expect a contest with Polish problems to be pretty good, but too bad the qualifications are parallel with CTU Open, so I can't participate. Oh well.

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Please note that finals would be at the same time as NEERC

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Ahhh... It is a pity that these dates overlap. Everyone is welcome, but main goal of organizers were polish contestants, not those participating in NEERC, so care was taken not to collide with CERC and AMPPZ (polish eliminations for CERC). But even if you can't participate in final, you still can start in eliminations either with your team or individually :). It'll be fun, I promise :D! And don't be misled by monsoon's violet color :D!

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    I don't think that anybody is misled by your colours, because you guys seem to be authors for lots of problems from tough polish contests.

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I understand the final will be held in Poland?

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    Yes, "in Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in the city of Gdynia in Poland".

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Is team of size 3 necessary, or it can be 2 or 1? Sorry if its obvious, but I am a bit confused after reading the post.

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    Team has to consist of 3 members necessarily, but there is also a possibility to start individually, In that case the contest will be 8h long for you instead of 5h, but you can't advance to final. There are some awards to best individual participants.

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Is it allowed to replace one member if it turns out to be impossible for him to participate in finals? I looked through the rules and didn't find it. My passport expires soon and I'm afraid that I have no time to make a new one and obtain a visa, but I want to participate very much.

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    Unfortunately, according to the competition rules member replacement is not allowed.

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In Iran time, Time of qualification round is just on our schools time... I don't think we can participate...

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    Polish and Irani timezones don't differ much, but note that 19th October is a Saturday :P. As far as I know it is a rather common idea that Saturday is a day free from school :) (in Iran as well, I hope). But even though — what is more fun — school or programming contest :P?

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Results of the qualifications: teams, individuals.

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Is anyone able to pass me a link to a completely AC solution to the problem DNA in the qualifications round? I've only managed to solve 5/10 of the given test cases. Thanks

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Where can I find a link to the current standings?