The January 2010 Cook-off, our sixth short contest has now ended. The contest began with a bang, with over 75 submission within just 15 minutes. This contest has been one of the best we’ve had since the inception of the Cook-off, in August last year.
We would love to thank our fantastic cooks this night, Zac Friggstad and Anton Lunyov, our awesome problem setter, tester and moderators.
Here are the top 10 best performers of the January 2011 Cook-Off:
Take a look at the contest rankings here.
We have 652 correct submissions in total. The Statistics have been the best every since the first Cook-off, we are happy to see such great participation from all you guys. :) Thank you
|Length of Contest||Unique Participants||Total Number of Submissions||User who have solved at least one problem|
|Rest of World||295|
Congratulations guys! We look forward to seeing all of you participating in the February 2011 Challenge that begins on 1st February, 2011.
Check out the contest problem editorials here.
If there is anything you would like to let us know regarding this contest then do let us know by either commenting below this blog post or by sending in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Winners of the contest will be contacted on Monday/Tuesday.
Considering the issues that occurred in the recent contests, we have implemented a new notification feature on CodeChef. In the last short contest some of you were unaware of the changed problem statements and as a result had to suffer with unwanted penalties. While we understand that such scenarios should be best avoided and we strive to eliminate them completely, yet at times we do end up making mistakes. However, to notify all the users instantly is the least that we think we can do to make it fair to all.
As per this new feature, whenever there is an announcement made in any contest or when the admins want to notify you of some event, every logged in user will get a notification in the form of an alert box.
PS: We are testing this feature on the website for some time. For this reason you may see an alert box while browsing CodeChef.
The January 2011 Challenge is now over.
A few quick facts about this contest:
01. We had an Indian ranking the Global list for more than half of the contest. (Y)
02. David Stolp (aka pieguy) has managed to score 6.0 points, that’s a 100% score, a fabulous result indeed.
03. This month we have 6 Indians in the Global top 20 list, out of which Balajiganapathi and Uday Jalan have featured here for the first time.
04. From the international list we have Sergey Nagin, Md. Afrifuzzaman Arif, Danil Osherov, cnx, Dmytry Ignatenko and Andrey who have featured for the first time.
(That makes it 8 of of the top 20 are first timers.. .. (Y) )
05. For the first time we’ve had an average score of 1.06 for the Indians users.
A special mention about our problem setter and tester for this months problems:
Zac Friggstad, Anton Lunyov, Ashar Fuadi, AnhDQ, Snigdha Chandan and Subrahmanyam (tester)
Lets look at some Stats and then move on to see the final winners list.
|Length of Contest||Unique Visitors||Unique Participants||Total Number of Submissions||User who have solved at least one problem|
|Country||Total Participants||Average Score per User|
|Rest of World||124||2.39|
Winners list for the January 2011 Contest:
01. Rudradev Basak (winner of prize money Rs. 12000)
02. Pratik Tandel (winner of prize money Rs. 8000)
03. Ashutosh Mehra
05. Suhas Venkatesh
06. Uday Jalan
07. Ravi Kiran
08. Nikhil Garg
09. Anil Kishore
11. Tasnim Khan
12. Anish Shankar
13. Sarang Bharadwaj
14. Krunal Manik
14. Ishani Parekh
14. Sushil Nath
18. Tushar Bisht
20. Pradeep George Mathias
01. David Stolp (winner of prize money $400)
02. Tiancheng Lou (winner of prize money $300)
03. Lai Luhang
04. Christian Matt
05. Sergey Nagin
06. Hiroto Sekido
07. Md. Arifuzzaman Arif
08. Balakrishnan Varadarajan
10. Danil Osherov
Congratulations to all.
If you haven’t yet checked out the editorials of the problems to this month’s contest please do so here.
We are running a 2.5 hours Cook-Off that is scheduled for 23rd January 2011 at 21:30 IST
If there is anything that you would like to let us know then do comment on this blog post or send in an email to email@example.com
Happy New Year to all, hope you had a wonderful year and wish you’ll good luck for the years to come. A New Year and New Programmer for the January 2011. We have Oleg Chernyahovskii a 29 year old professional developer. Oleg has been part of CodeChef since July and has being climbing the ladder very fast, since September he has been amongst the top 5 winners every month. Let’s see what Oleg has to tell us about himself.
Name: Oleg Chernyahovskii
Institute: Novgorod State University
User id: Oleg
Brief introduction about yourself:
I’m professional developer and as hobby participate in different programming contests, solve algorithmic problems and puzzles.
How/When did you start programming?
I started programming at school when I was 14. Bought some Pascal books and even made some useful programs with Turbo Vision. After school I was sure that development is my future and entered programming department of University.
But only in 2008 when I tried myself in Google Codejam and didn’t take one of first 500 places I started learn general algorithms. In Codejam 2009 I took 38th place.
What do you do when you’re not programming?
I’m happy dad now and spend my free time playing with my little son.
What do you like most about CodeChef?
I solved quite lot problems now, but each problem on CodeChef is original to me. I like monthly challenges – trying to crack some problem 3 days and finally solve it on fourth gives me a lot of fun.
How many hours a day do you program?
I work on my job 8-10 hours a day and around 1-2 hours increase my algorithmic skills, crack some problems.
If you could eat dinner with any famous person (past or present), who would it be and what dish would you have?
Have no idea J I’m not big fan of food or famous people, I’d prefer little family dinner in some cozy café.
What is the secret to being a good programmer?
“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” L.Carroll.
Same with our programmer work – you never can tell “now I’m good programmer and can work with only knowledge I have” I guess good programmer is one who always trying to learn something new – algorithms, languages, technologies.
And sure for success in online contests you need a lot of practice.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m planning to grow inside my Company.