UPDATE: I'm no longer contest coordinator at HackerEarth, contact [email protected] for proposing problems
Please read this blog as an update.
I want to describe the process to become a problem setter on HackerEarth. I'm eager to see new problem setters want to prepare contests. It's a great experience for every coder to hold a contest at least once. The first time when I prepared a contest (I was fifteen at that time, a high schooler student!) it was so sweet for me that I continued preparing problems on Codeforces, CodeChef, HackerEarth, Quera, Iran Olympiad of Informatics Finals and several more. Then I worked for 1.5 years in Quera as the contest coordinator, which was great. I'm continuing my job — Contest Coordinating — on HackerEarth from January.
We have three algorithmic contest every month, here is the table:
|Contest||Number of problems||Approximate Difficulty||Length||Comments|
|Easy||6||Like Codeforces Div. 2||3 Hours|
|DS and Algo challenge||3||Easy to Medium-Hard||1.5 Hour|
|Circuits||8||One approximate problem and 7 algorithmic, from Very-Easy to Hard||9 Days||More educational, less competitive, we could use classical problems|
As you can see, we need a lot of problems every month. To propose a problem, follow this instruction:
- Register on Ninja Setters platform. where you can write your proposal.
- I'll check your problem soon. If approved, you should prepare test cases, solution.
- We'll have you in a contest!
Our proposal queue is almost empty, so if you propose a problem today, with a high probability, your problem will be used in August contests. Here is the compensation table:
Indian setters (INR)
International setters (USD)
P. S. You don't need to prepare the whole contest. A contest may have many setters, so even if you send one problem, it's welcomed.
P. S. We need an approximation problem every month. Propose it if you have some. Check the last Circuits contest for an example.
Update. It's not needed to send me a message when you register on Ninja Setters, just wait for several days, I'll add you to group such that you can start proposing problems.
Update. Users with rating less than 1600 can propose problems but the probability of acceptance is low.