By antontrygubO_o, 2 days ago, In English

We will hold Codeforces Round #794 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round #794 (Div. 2).

The point values will be:

Div2: 500 — 1000 — 1500 — 2000 — 2500 — 2500

Div1: 500 — 1000 — 1500 — (1500 + 1500) — 3500

We are looking forward to your participation!

UPD 1: Thanks to NEAR for supporting this round, details can be found in this post.

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By awoo, history, 2 days ago, translation, In English

Hello Codeforces!

On May/23/2022 17:35 (Moscow time) Educational Codeforces Round 129 (Rated for Div. 2) will start.

Series of Educational Rounds continue being held as Harbour.Space University initiative! You can read the details about the cooperation between Harbour.Space University and Codeforces in the blog post.

This round will be rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100. It will be held on extended ICPC rules. The penalty for each incorrect submission until the submission with a full solution is 10 minutes. After the end of the contest you will have 12 hours to hack any solution you want. You will have access to copy any solution and test it locally.

You will be given 6 or 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were invented and prepared by Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Vladimir vovuh Petrov, Ivan BledDest Androsov, Maksim Neon Mescheryakov and me. Also huge thanks to Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for great systems Polygon and Codeforces.

Good luck to all the participants!

UPD: Editorial is out

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By CoderAnshu, 5 days ago, In English

Hi Codeforces!

I am pleased to invite you to Codeforces Round #793 (Div. 2), which will take place on May/22/2022 17:35 (Moscow time). You will be given 6 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The round will be rated for participants of Division 2 with a rating lower than 2100. Division 1 participants can participate unofficially in the round.

All problems in this round were prepared by me and rivalq. We have worked on this round for a long time and hope you find every problem interesting.

I would like to thank:

Score Distribution:

750 – 1000 – 1500 – 2000 – 2500 – 2750

Good luck and have fun! See you in the standings. Make sure to read the statements very carefully.

Thanks to ak2006, video editorials for some of the problems will be available on his channel after the round.

Congratulations to winners!!

Global Top 5:

  1. jiangly, superfast AK!

  2. Beduardo

  3. SSRS_

  4. neal

  5. turmax

Official Top 5:

  1. Beduardo

  2. Brewess

  3. Kizuna_AI

  4. MY_aespa

  5. csyakuoi

Special mention to AwakeAnay for the only Indian to AK the round!

UPD 1: Links to video editorials of Problem B and Problem C

UPD 2: Editorial for problems A-D is here.

UPD 3: Editorial for E is added.

UPD 4: Editorial for F is added.

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By deltixlab, 5 days ago, In English

EPIC

Hello, Codeforces!

We are excited to announce the grand opening of EPIC Institute of Technology! EPIC Institute of Technology, a part of EPIC — EPAM Product Innovation Center, is truly a unique educational organization driven by the Deltix team under the EPAM Systems umbrella.

EPIC Institute of Technology is online and entirely free institute. We offer three programs: Complex Logic, Real-Time Backend and Time-Series Analysis. The training will last one year and consist of two semesters. Groups for each program will be formed based on the results of the entrance exam, which will be held in the end of May/beginning of June 2022. The exact dates will be provided in the near future.

Successful graduates, and even current students, will have access to the power and resources of EPAM and an incredible chance to jumpstart their career by just using their talent and skill. We will offer our students a unique and straightforward path to the most challenging and exciting projects on a global scale, and an opportunity to learn from and work with industry-leading professionals.

Most recently, we told you that we can offer paid part-time jobs for those who are interested. To our and your happiness, the offer is still valid! Fill out the following form for teaching and we will contact you.

Please visit our website to learn more about EPIC Institute of Technology and our programs.

Join us →

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By shishyando, 7 days ago, translation, In English

Hi, Codeforces!

We are glad to invite you to Codeforces Round #792 (Div. 1 + Div. 2) which will take place on May/19/2022 17:35 (Moscow time). You will have 2 hours to solve 8 problems. The round will be rated for participants of both divisions.

I would like to thank those who made this round possible:

We would also like to thank NEAR for supporting the round. This company is founded by former competitor AlexSkidanov. NEAR is built by many prominent competitive programmers, including twice ICPC champion eatmore and GCJ and TCO winner Egor.

  • The participants who end up in the first 255 positions will receive prizes in NEAR coins. The participant on the first place will receive Ⓝ128, the next two participants will receive Ⓝ64, the next four participants will receive Ⓝ32, etc.

Score Distribution:

500750125015001750200025003250

We really hope that you like the problems! Good luck!

Editorial: link

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By DishonoredRighteous, 12 days ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces!

I'm glad to invite you to Round 791 which will start at May/14/2022 12:35 (Moscow time). Please notice the unusual time.

There will be 6 problems in the round. Round is based on Team Olympiad in Lipetsk which is being held for the seventh time. Problems were proposed and prepared by iakovlev.zakhar, Kon567889, iura, andr1y, Masha237, welleyth and me. I would like to thank Aleks5d and KAN for CF round coordination and testers: Um_nik, 353cerega, errorgorn, Stepavly, divanik, nnv-nick, 4qqqq, to be continued...

Of course, I'd like to thank all Codeforces team for Codeforces and Polygon beautiful platforms!

I also would like to thank golikovnik, egneeS, dshindov and Inessa Shuykova (Lipetsk teams' coach) for preparing other Olympiad problems that haven't been taken for this round.

Thanks to NEAR for supporting this round, details can be found in this post.

Note that if you are an official participant of the Olympiad, you are not allowed to participate in this round.

Scoring distribution will be announced later.

Wish you good luck and high rating!

UPD.1 Scoring distribution: $$$500 - 1000 - 1500 - 1750 - 2250 - 3000$$$.

UPD.2 Congratulations to winners!

Official participants:

  1. xiaoziyaooo

  2. StickyFingers

  3. mybing

  4. huangweiliang

  5. NewPC2022

Unofficial participants:

  1. SSRS_

  2. leaf1415

  3. uwi

  4. maspy

  5. DeadlyPillow

UPD.3 Editorial is available here.

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By awoo, history, 13 days ago, translation, In English

Hello Codeforces!

On May/13/2022 17:35 (Moscow time) Educational Codeforces Round 128 (Rated for Div. 2) will start.

Series of Educational Rounds continue being held as Harbour.Space University initiative! You can read the details about the cooperation between Harbour.Space University and Codeforces in the blog post.

This round will be rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100. It will be held on extended ICPC rules. The penalty for each incorrect submission until the submission with a full solution is 10 minutes. After the end of the contest you will have 12 hours to hack any solution you want. You will have access to copy any solution and test it locally.

You will be given 6 or 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were invented and prepared by Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Vladimir vovuh Petrov, Ivan BledDest Androsov, Maksim Neon Mescheryakov and me. Also huge thanks to Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for great systems Polygon and Codeforces.

Good luck to all the participants!

Our friends at Harbour.Space also have a message for you:

Harbour.Space

Harbour.Space takes over SWERC by winning gold and silver for the first time in its history and will go to the ICPC World Finals. Congratulations to all of our participants and coaches that made this a reality!

This is a very important moment in Harbour.Space and Codeforces long partnership, with 127 educational rounds being organized and a big Harbour.Space Scholarship Contest held on July 22th. We have selected contest winners (antOntrygubX_y, Meijer and windazz) to form our current teams.

Since its creation, one of Harbour.Spaces’s goals has been to win SWERC and compete at a high level in the ICPC globally. On April 24th, that objective was accomplished when Harbour.Space’s team RAW POTS (read it backwards!) won the gold medal and the overall contest against Southwestern Europe’s top contenders.

Harbour.Space

Team Raw Pots — gold medal:

Maksym Oboznyi (MaksymOboznyi), Marco Meijer (Meijer), and Danil Zashikhin (antOntrygubX_y)

Team Kempirqosaq — silver medal:

Temirlan Baibolov (bthero), Dinmukhamed Tursynbay (DimmyT), and Amanbol Kanatuly (windazz), ranked 4th and won a silver medal.

Team Harbour.Backspace — ranked 27th:

Anier Velasco (aniervs), Fadi Younes, and Ekaterina Podruzhko, ranked 27th.

The faculty, current students, alumni, and everyone involved with Harbour.Space would like to congratulate the winners and participants at SWERC 2021-2022 for their wonderful performance and hard work.

As usual, we are always excited to see Codeforces participants as our students here at Harbour.Space. That’s why we encourage you to apply to our latest apprenticeship program in partnership with Hansgrohe, as a Kotlin Developer until May 31st, 2022.

Apply | Scholarship

Harbour.Space University Team

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By flamestorm, 2 weeks ago, In English

Hello Codeforces!

SlavicG, mesanu, MikeMirzayanov, Errichto, and I welcome you to Codeforces Round #790 (Div. 4). It starts on 10.05.2022 17:45 (Московское время).

The format of the event will be the same as before:

  • 5-8 tasks;
  • ICPC rules with a penalty of 10 minutes for an incorrect submission;
  • 12-hour phase of open hacks after the end of the round (hacks do not give additional points)
  • after the end of the open hacking phase, all solutions will be tested on the updated set of tests, and the ratings recalculated
  • by default, only "trusted" participants are shown in the results table (but the rating will be recalculated for all with initial ratings less than 1400 or you are an unrated participant/newcomer).

We urge participants whose rating is 1400+ not to register new accounts for the purpose of narcissism but to take part unofficially. Please do not spoil the contest for the official participants.

Only trusted participants of the fourth division will be included in the official standings table. This is a forced measure for combating unsporting behavior. To qualify as a trusted participant of the fourth division, you must:

  • take part in at least five rated rounds (and solve at least one problem in each of them),
  • do not have a point of 1400 or higher in the rating.

Regardless of whether you are a trusted participant of the fourth division or not, if your rating is less than 1400 (or you are a newcomer/unrated), then the round will be rated for you.

Many thanks to the testers: timreizin, magnus.hegdahl, Adam_GS, KrowSavcik, down, pseudocoder10, jampm, Neophiliatic, Codula and of course _Vanilla_.

We suggest reading all of the problems and hope you will find them interesting!

Good luck!

UPD: the start of the round is delayed by 10 minutes.

UPD: Editorial is published!

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By tokitsukaze, 3 weeks ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces! ฅ(*`ω´*)ฅ

We are glad to invite you to take part in Codeforces Round #789 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round #789 (Div. 2), which will be held on May/08/2022 17:35 (Moscow time).

The round will be rated for all participants from both divisions. Participants in each division will be offered 6 problems and 2 hours to solve them. Both divisions will share 4 problems.

The problems were written and prepared by funer, dark_light, FreshP_0325, Frank_DD, qsmcgogo, winterzz1, Heltion, TomiokapEace and me.

Thank to:

Here are some things I personally want to say. This is my second round. Three years have passed since the first round round 573 I held. Now I have graduated and worked. I like codeforces very much. Though I have already participated in work, haven't trained for a long time, my ability has degraded a lot, I will still come to codeforces to participate in the contest in my spare time. This time I also prepared some problems to propose a round, but for some reasons, most of them were rejected. In particular, one of my favorite problems was rejected because "many testers don't like it". I'm a little frustrated, but I also understand that the coordinator's job is to make the round better and more people like this round. I think it's a great honor to prepare round on codeforces and let so many people around the world try to solve the problem I prepared. I will accumulate some more interesting ideas for the next round and try to make more people like the problems I prepared.

I'd like to express my great gratitude to my friends for preparing this round with me, I don't think I can prepare this round alone without them. I really appreciate having the support of my good friends in my round.

In addition, the three naughty cats mentioned in the statement.(*=`ω´=)ノ I understand that I shouldn't post pictures irrelevant to the statement, so I post it here ↓

meow 0w0

Finally, I hope you like the problems in this round, good luck and have fun!(≧ω≦)/

The score distribution will soon be published.

UPD1: Although our coordinator allows to post the PDF of Chinese statements in the contest material, it seems that codeforces does not allow it. We are only allowed to post something after the round. So we will still post Chinese tutorials after the round.

UPD2: List of contributors is a bit changed, and the score distribution will be:

  • Div.2: 500 — (750 + 1000) — 1250 — 2000 — 2000 — 2750

  • Div.1: 500 — 1250 — 1250 — 2000 — 2500 — 3500

UPD3: Note that the score of the last problem of Div.1 has changed, 4000 → 3500.

UPD4: Editorial is out, and Chinese Tutorial will soon be published.

UPD5: Chinese Tutorial is out.

UPD6: Congratulations to the winners!

Div.1:

  1. maroonrk

  2. tourist

  3. eecs

  4. ainta

  5. duality

Div.2:

  1. Kakki_Haruka

  2. WA_On_Pretest2_Forces

  3. ouql

  4. KroosTheKeenGlint

  5. jialiang250

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By Ahmed_Hosssam, 3 weeks ago, In English
عيد سعيد(Happy Eid), Codeforces!

I'm glad to invite you to Codeforces Round #788 (Div. 2), which will be held on May/06/2022 17:35 (Moscow time).

This round is rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100.

You will be given 6 problems and 2 hours to solve them. All problems were prepared by me, Hemose and ZerooCool.

I would like to thank:

The statements are short and we have tried to make the pretests strong. I encourage you to read all the problems.

For people who don't like stories, you will find all the stories written in italic you can skip them safely.

We are sincerely looking forward to your participation. We hope everyone will enjoy it.

Good luck and see you in the standings!

UPD: The score distribution is 500-1000-1750-2250-2750-3000.

UPD: We hope you liked the problems, here is the Editorial

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