Today I'd like to introduce the new Competitive Programming Hall of Fame project that is available at cphof.org
A long time ago I've noticed that there is no single source of information with the results of previously held large programming competitions. Moreover, plenty of older championships don't maintain their websites anymore, and it becomes hard or even impossible to find any details about them, which is pretty sad. So I've decided to create Competitive Programming Hall of Fame.
About the project
Competitive Programming Hall Of Fame is a project created to preserve the history of international championships in competitive programming. This website collects the results of the final stages for both worldwide and regional contests. By international championship we mean a contest consisting of several stages available for competitors from more than one country.
The project is mostly focused on worldwide contests that have onsite finals, and on smaller championships with no more than 100 finalists. For each of the participants there is a profile page with a timeline and track record of their performance in various final events.
We divide all championships into 5 categories: Worldwide Onsites (Major Competitions), Worldwide High School and Collegiate Onsites, Worldwide Online Championships, Regional Contests, and Local Contests.
- Worldwide Onsite Competitions — major championships for participants from all over the world that have onsite finals, travel reimbursement for finalists, and no restrictions except for legal ones, like age 18+ for finalists, prohibited for participants from sanctioned countries, etc. Championship with online finals can fall into this category only if it was held online instead of onsite due to COVID-19.
- Worldwide High School and Collegiate Onsites — same as above, but with additional requirements for participants to be high school or college students and/or to be under a certain age. Some examples are IOI, ICPC, TopCoder Collegiate Contest, VK Cup 2012.
- Worldwide Online Championships — competitions that could fall into one of the categories above, but have either online-only final stage or parallel online and onsite finals with no travel reimbursement.
- Regional Contests — onsite and online competitions that restrict participants to be from a certain list of countries directly or indirectly (like lack of English statements or tight limit on travel reimbursement amount in case of onsite finals). Contests that have different limits on the number of local and international finalists, like Bayan Programming Contest and CodeChef SnackDown, also fall into this category.
- Local Contests — championships that have onsite finals, but don't provide travel reimbursement for international (or all) finalists. Usually, competitions of this kind are oriented on local participants but don't prohibit the participation of international ones.
The same competition may change its category or even its international championship status from one year to another in case its rules are changing correspondingly.
How can you contribute
You can contribute to the Competitive Programming Hall of Fame by providing information that is missing or wrong on the website. Please use either the form at cphof.org/contribute or comments/DM at Codeforces for it.
We will be especially happy if you find and share something from this list:
- Information about any international competitive programming championship that is missing on the website;
- Wrong data on the website, duplicate profiles for the same person, or profiles of different people mistakenly merged into one;
- Wrong name spelling;
- Team members and prizes for ICPC World Finals 2005 and earlier;
- Standings (with the number of problems solved and penalty) for ACM-ICPC World Finals 2009, and for 1998 and earlier;
- Team members for Google Hash Code and Challenge24 (any year).
I express my appreciation to aropan (clist.by), eduardische (stats.ioinformatics.org), kostka (kostka.dev), snarknews (snarknews.info), zibada (zibada.guru), unknown author of www.go-hero.net, MikeMirzayanov, and all the authors of (Codeforces) blogs with lists of finalists for creating resources that share our mission to preserve the history of competitive programming contests. Without them our website couldn't have as much detailed data as it has today. Also, I would like to say thanks to aropan, DAle, Romka and tourist for some helpful pre-launch advice.
Feel free to spread the word about this website, and to use its materials in your blogs, video streams, and social pages.
OMG WOW SO COOL
Just a joke: can we have a rating of participants by the estimated sum of prize money?
I'd like to add something like that in the future. At least for top-100 in the world, or something like that.
Or rating by the number of laptops, phones and tablets won.
This is a great initiative taken towards past cpp results preservation. Great idea. Cheers.
The question is, what's the easiest way to appear in there?
Either advance to the finals of some international programming championship, or remember, that it has already happened, and provide us with this information.
You guys are great. I almost burst into tears of nostalgia .
Thank you! That was a great time!
This is unbelievable, thank you to everyone involved for creating such a fantastic project!
well me also searching for cool projects so thankyou
tourist has won approximately $350000 in prizes from competitive programming!
And it is only if we count large championships!
I didn't see my self in that :))))
Many years I dream about Grand Slam in CP and other Majors, 500, 250 and challengers (oh, yes I'm big fan of ATP and WTA).
Hope it's possible to create some kind of year schedule of tournaments (Will we have much early announces?) and some kind of year rolling rating.
I think it would be good if you added IMO results too.
I do understand that IMO is not Competitive Programming, but we can kinda add that as "Other achievements"? I can see that as a category (but, well, I can also imagine it being hard to develop and maintain).
Also I do think achievements as coaches should be there as well, like ICPC coaches.
It certaianly makes sense, but current focus is on acheivements as a competitive programmer. I will think about adding info on ICPC coaches a bit later.
Is Codeforces contribution technically a competition?
Never-ending one :)
Not true. When the next mass extinction event happens and Codeforces ceases to exist, we can declare the winner.
In that case you need to wait for 50 more years :)
How do you see cases when one university devours another one? This happened with mine.
Would be nice to add Marathon24 / Deadline24 / Pizza Contest and similar. I couldn't find the results :(
Also, what about Russian AI Cup, Codingame, ...?
Is your case more like renaming, or like two universities merged into one?
I'm going to add these contests in the future (to the Local category). And fortunately, I already have most of the results. Except for team members of Challenge24.
It is not decided yet.
In my case Samara SAU was merged with Samara SU and became Samara NRU. As Samara SU never had any significant results in CP, it can be considered as renaming on this site.
Such merges were very common in Russian regions about 5 years ago, I remember there was something like a plan to have One Big National Research University in all big regions. I think there are some other universities affected to a greater extent.
It's really a nice effort !! I will surely write whatever I find is missing.
In the beginning I was confused that why people downvote comments with nothing wrong, recently i found that only hindi names or people from countries India and near countries are been downvoted and there is no specific reason to that so if you really dont want a fair votes on your comment dont let your identity be disclosed so that you can get a fair voting on comments. If you also have noticed the same you can upvote this comment
In the beginning I was confused why this comment is even here in the first place.
Oh, your comment is totally irrelevant to this blog. Go to other blogs that have similar topics, or create one your own (at the risk of being downvoted if you don't think wise enough, ofc).
Hall of fame....
Where is Snark news?
My info was wrong. I didn't go to ICPC WF 3 times. ICPC 2014 (in team FPT University) was a different guy with the same name.
Sorry, that was some bug during merging. I'll fix it manually today.
Can I ask a question, how long will I get a new rated after a contest ?
While accessing www.go-hero.net , to get the submission of past rounds of codejam, it is showing 404 Error!. Could someone help?
It looks like the links at go-hero.net are broken because they point to the old Code Jam website.
Ok. Thanks for the confirmation. Can we somehow redirect to the new links? If it is allowed I can create one pull request and update the link.
I'm not the author of go-hero.net, so can't clarify anything on that.
Two different profile is created for the same person. Profile 1:https://cphof.org/profile/ioi:2791 Profile 2:https://cphof.org/profile/topcoder:nfssdq Both profiles are for the same person. Ra16bit Maybe you will merge the profiles into one?
Thanks, I've merged them.