By TimeWarp101, 3 weeks ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces!

NJACK — the Computer Science Club of IIT Patna is excited to invite you to ByteRace 2023Codeforces Round #845 (Div. 2) and ByteRace 2023 under Celesta — the annual Techno-Management Fest of IIT Patna.

The contest will take place on Jan/21/2023 17:35 (Moscow time). This round will be rated for participants with rating lower than 2100.

Many thanks to all the people who made this round possible:

You will have 2 hours to solve 6 problems.

The scoring distribution will be updated later.

$$$\color{white}{\text{I love Kaori}}$$$

UPD: Scoring distribution: $$$500-1000-1500-2000-2250-2750$$$

UPD: Editorial

UPD: Congratulations to the winners!

Official winners:

  1. jiangly_fan_fan_fan_fan
  2. ducati
  3. xiachong
  4. FasterThanLight
  5. Remask_588_handles

Unofficial winners:

  1. noimi
  2. jiangly_fan_fan_fan_fan
  3. Nyaan
  4. ducati
  5. neal

First solves:

A: noimi at 00:00
B: neal at 00:02
C: noimi at 00:06
D: noimi at 00:09
E: noimi at 00:15
F: sjc061031 at 00:13

PRIZES: 30 hoodies (customizable with name) will be given to:

  • Top 20 Indian participants
  • Random 10 from top 100 (rank 21-100) Indian participants

Note: we will identify Indian participants through their flags and they may be asked for address proofs later.

See you all in the standings!

UPD: Here is the list of people who won hoodies. We will contact you all soon. Congrats!

Top 20 Indian participants

Random 10 from top 100 (rank 21 — 100) Indian participants

About Celesta

Celesta is the annual Techno-Management Fest of IIT Patna. Celesta conducts a variety of events in various technical domains. Some of these are open and free for all, with exciting prizes and goodies for the winners!

You can head over to our website and check it out for yourself!

Good luck!

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +273
  • Vote: I do not like it

By tourist, 4 weeks ago, translation, In English


Welcome to the Codeforces Round #844 (Div. 1 + Div. 2, based on VK Cup 2022 - Elimination Round) that will start on Jan/15/2023 15:05 (Moscow time). It will be a combined rated round for both divisions and open to everyone.

This round is a mirror of VK Cup 2022 Elimination — annual programming championship for Russian-speaking competitors organized by VK. VK Cup started in 2012 and has grown to be a five-track competition in competitive programming, Mobile, ML, Go, and JavaScript.

All the problems are authored and prepared by me. Thanks to KAN, errorgorn, lperovskaya, dario2994, Monogon, Arpa for making this round better.

You will be given 8 problems and 3 hours to solve them.

UPD: Editorial

Congratulations to the winners:

  1. orzdevinwang
  2. noimi
  3. Radewoosh
  4. gamegame
  5. QAQAutoMaton

and to maroonrk for getting the only accepted solution to problem H2.

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +1305
  • Vote: I do not like it

By Wind_Eagle, history, 5 weeks ago, translation, In English


Hello, Codeforces!

I am very glad to invite you to the Codeforces Round #843 (Div. 2), which will take place in Jan/10/2023 14:15 (Moscow time). This round will be rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100.

My sincere thanks to:

You will have 2 hours and 30 minutes for solving 6 tasks, one of which will be divided into easy and hard verions. The round is based on the problems from the first day of Belarusian Regional olympiad. We kindly ask all Belarusian pupils who participated in this olympiad, to refrain from taking part in this round and discussing the problems publicly before the round ends.

I hope you will enjoy the round!

Round testers (not complete list): MathBoy, FairyWinx, nnv-nick, K1ppy, olya.masaeva, Septimelon, PavelKorchagin, 4qqqq, kova1.

Score distribution: (500+1000)-1000-1500-2000-2000-2500.

UPD. Score distribution was changed: (500+500)-1000-1500-2000-2250-3000.

UPD2: Congratulations to the winners!


Vote for your favourite task!

Task А: Gardener and the Capybaras

Task B: Gardener and the Array

Task C: Interesting Sequence

Task D: Friendly Spiders

Task E: The Human Equation

Task F: Laboratory on Pluto

UPD3: Finally, here is the editorial: press here

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +309
  • Vote: I do not like it

By awoo, history, 5 weeks ago, translation, In English

Hello Codeforces!

On Jan/08/2023 17:35 (Moscow time) Educational Codeforces Round 141 (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:


Hey, Codeforces!

We are pleased to announce the second “Hello Muscat 2023” ICPC programming bootcamp, the continuation of the “Hello” bootcamp series, organised by Harbour.Space University, in collaboration with PhazeRo, Gutech, UK Oman Digital Club, Leagues of Code, Gutech CS Club and Codeforces!

Quite exciting, isn’t it? Now it's time for you to dive deeper into the competitive programming world with the 8 days intensive Hello Muscat 2023. It will take place in Muscat, Oman and online from March 8th to March 16th, 2023, both participation formats are available. As always, we can’t wait to see you there to learn, practice and compete on the international stage, smoothing your road towards the joined World Finals 2022 and 2023 in Egypt!

Our coaching line-up combines talent and experience, featuring ICPC world champions winners and finalists, as well as legendary names from the field of competitive programming: Mike Mirzayanov MikeMirzayanov, Yahor Dubovik 244mhq, Artem Plotkin Rox, Maksym Oboznyi MaksymOboznyi and Nikolay Budin budalnik.

The Bootcamp will be split into three divisions:

  • Division A. Division A will be a mirror of the Petrozavodsk Programming Camp. Suitable for teams who already qualified for the world finals ICPC or are aiming that high.
  • Division B. Designed to help teams prepare for the next season of ICPC regional competitions. Appropriate as an introduction for teams and students just getting their foot in the door of the world of ICPC and competitive programming competitions in general.
  • Division C. Designed for newcomers to the world of ICPC competitive programming.

Types of participation: On-Site and Online

We believe that participation in our Bootcamp should be accessible by all teams wherever they are and that is why we made onsite and online types of participation. 20% Early Bird Discount is offered to universities and participants who register and pay before Jan 31st 2023.

  • On-site:

Price: 1500 € — 1200 €

What is included: training, contests, access to the recordings of the lectures, accommodation for 9 nights in a 4 star hotel Mysk, breakfast and lunch, transfer from hotel to venue every day, leisure, entertainment and welcome pack.

  • Online:

Price: 100 € — 80 €

What is included: training, contests, access to the recordings of the lectures.

Learn more about Hello Muscat 2023→

Good luck with the round!

UPD: Editorial is out

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +89
  • Vote: I do not like it

By vaticle, 5 weeks ago, In English

Greetings, Codeforces!


We are excited to announce TypeDB Forces, which will take place on Sunday 29th of January – our first competition of 2023, with hopefully many more to come! We’re from Vaticle, and we’re the creators of TypeDB & TypeQL. TypeDB is a strongly-typed database, and we are building a team of world-class engineers to work on next generation database architectures, language compilers, type systems, reasoning engines, IDEs, and cloud infrastructures. Top scorers will earn cash rewards and swag, but we’re most excited to invite all the top performers of this round, from anywhere and everywhere around the world, to interview with our team and join our organisation!

Apply →

Cash and Swag Prizes

  • 1st place: 500 Euros
  • 2nd place: 250 Euros
  • 3rd place: 100 Euros
  • Top 50: TypeDB hoodie, t-shirt and stickers
  • Random 50 of 51-250: TypeDB t-shirt and stickers

About Vaticle & TypeDB

Vaticle is a team of people driven to empower engineers to solve complex problems. We are the creators of the strongly-typed database, TypeDB, and its query language, TypeQL. TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system. TypeDB empowers you to solve complex problems, using TypeQL as its query language. TypeDB provides a strong type system for developers to break down complex problems into meaningful and logical systems. Through TypeQL, TypeDB provides powerful abstractions over low-level and complex data patterns. From financial analytics to drug discovery, cyber threat detection to robotics disaster recovery,TypeDB empowers engineers around the world to tackle a higher order of complexity in data and knowledge.

We've built a pioneering developer community of 13,000+ engineers, spread over 20 countries, and counting. To continue pursuing this vision, we need to build a team of individuals who are not just the best and brightest in what they do, but are also driven by a strong sense of purpose and compassion for the world. You can learn more about the roles we’re hiring for at

You can find out more about our work from our website and GitHub pages.

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +147
  • Vote: I do not like it

By thanhchauns2, history, 2 months ago, In English

Hi Codeforces!

Igorfardoc, Vladithur, Alexdat2000, gluchie, DeMen100ns, SPyofgame and me (spelling "thanh-chau-n-s-2") are delighted to invite you to participate in Codeforces Round #842 (Div. 2). This round will be rated for all participants with a rating lower than 2100.

This contest is brought to you by

Special thanks to:

Edit: there will be $$$2$$$ packages for two participants in Vietnam, the highest score and the luckiest. You have to set your region to Vietnam to be qualified.

The score distribution is $$$500-1000-1500-1750-2250-3250$$$.

Hope to see you in the final standings!

Editorial is out.

Congratulations to the winners:

Div.1+2 Div.2
1 arvindf232 drizzlo
2 Hyperbolic jiangly_fan_fan_fan_fan
3 drizzlo BedzieMagikZa2Lata
4 jiangly BeautifulChicken
5 Um_nik AE-3803

And the first solver for each problem:

Div.1+2 dapingguo8 tourist youknowiknowyouknow A_G nok0 jeroenodb
Div.2 celestialcoder 1024mb youknowiknowyouknow MIOC69 cmk666 drizzlo

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +593
  • Vote: I do not like it

By adamant, history, 5 weeks ago, In English

Hi everyone!

I am happy to announce the Osijek Competitive Programming Camp that is scheduled to happen on 18-26 February 2023 in Osijek, Croatia. The camp is hosted by the Department of Mathematics at J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek and is brought to you by the organizing team of adamant (that's me!), -is-this-fft-, mblazev, Tomx and antontrygubO_o.

The camp is inspired by various competitive programming camps that we attended during our active years in ICPC, and is aimed to help college students prepare for ICPC regional contests and finals. The camp will consist of 7 ICPC-style contests and 2 days off.

Up until now, most top competitive programming training camps have been organised in Russia, or by Russian entities. Due to the current situation in the world, attending such camps is not possible or desirable for a large number of participants, and we hope to offer a European alternative to Russian camps.

This is the first edition of the camp, and we all are very excited about it and hope that we may see you soon!


Participation fee for onsite participants is 150€ per person. It does not include regular meals, travel or accommodation.

If you want to participate, but are unable to come onsite, we offer a reduced fee of 100€ per person for online participation. It is also possible to reduce fees individually if you are unable to attend some of the contests (e.g. because of the overlap with SWERC).

We support and empathize with those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine, therefore we offer a 100€ discount for affected individuals and teams affiliated with Ukrainian institutions. In other words, the fees would be 50€ and 0€ per person for onsite and online participation correspondingly.

The expected starting time for the contests is 10am CET. For online participants, it is still a preferred starting time, but if it is not an option for you, we will also offer an opportunity to compete virtually within 24 hours after the main window is over.


If you are interested in participating, please fill the form here.

We ask you to register before February 10 if you want to participate online and before February 4 if you want to participate onsite.

If you want to participate onsite, especially if you require visa support, we would urge you to register as soon as possible, as visa processing may take 30+ days.

Also, if your university has a lively ICPC community that may be interested in attending the camp, and you have some contacts of people in charge (e.g. coaches) we would highly appreciate if you could fill the form here, so that we can send an invitation. Thanks!


We'd like to praise the authors of the contests for the camp:


Last but not least, we would like to say special thanks to our sponsors, who make the camp possible:

If you are interested in sponsoring next editions of the camp or have any questions, please feel free to reach out at

Finally, we would also like to thank Codeforces for guidance and promoting this announcement to the main page, eolymp for providing us an online judge for the contests and the Department of Mathematics at J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek for all their organizational support and providing us a physical location to conduct the camp.

Full text and comments »

  • Vote: I like it
  • +457
  • Vote: I do not like it

By n0sk1ll, 6 weeks ago, In English

Hello Codeforces!

I am pleasured to invite you to take part in Hello 2023, which will take place in Jan/03/2023 17:35 (Moscow time)!

This round consists of $$$8$$$ tasks waiting for you to solve in $$$150$$$ minutes, and will be rated for everyone!

As an author, please allow me to express my sincere thanks to:

I hope you enjoy our problems and have a wonderful $$$2023$$$!

UPD1: New score distribution is $$$500 — 750 — 1250 — 1500 — 2250 — 2250 — 2750 — 4000$$$.

UPD2: Editorial is out!

UPD3: Congratulations to the winners!

  1. Benq
  2. tourist
  3. fantasy
  4. hitonanode
  5. jiangly_fan
  6. jiangly
  7. duality
  8. maroonrk
  9. Maksim1744
  10. -0.5

UPD4: Also, congratulations to the first solves of each problem!

  1. Geothermal with 187728121
  2. tourist with 187728792
  3. tourist with 187733377
  4. MEGAcrusher5000 with 187739126
  5. tourist with 187755451
  6. tourist with 187775898
  7. TLEwpdus with 187757570
  8. fantasy with 187815792

Full text and comments »

Announcement of Hello 2023
  • Vote: I like it
  • +693
  • Vote: I do not like it