If only there was a time machine, we all would have wanted to go to times where we have been and where we want to be. Sadly, it is still a far cry. However, though we don’t have a time machine, yet this weekend we will take you on time travel with the reply of ACM-ICPC Amritapuri onsite regionals 2012.
We are conducting another programming contest this weekend, featuring the problem set from ACMC ICPC, Amritapuri site. This is your chance to give a shot at the problems from ACM ICPC regionals.
We are thankful to Prof. Anand Shenoy for providing us the problem set used during the onsite contest. The details for the contest are given below.
So, here’s a chance for you all to give a shot at the ACM ICPC problem set. We cordially welcome you all to be part of a blast from the past, this weekend.
In anticipation of a great weekend ahead, adios everybody.
What is ACM ICPC
The ACM ICPC is considered as the “Olympics of Programming Competitions”. It is quite simply, the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.
The ACM-ICPC (Association for Computing Machinery – International Collegiate Programming Contest) is a multi-tier, team-based, programming competition. Headquartered at Baylor University, Texas, it operates according to the rules and regulations formulated by the ACM. The contest participants come from over 2,000 universities that are spread across 80 countries and six continents.
Participants, coaches and registered staff (including volunteer helpers) receive complimentary membership to the ACM for a year.
World Finals and Regionals
The contest is organized into two rounds:
How can I participate? – Eligibility
To meet the basic eligibility requirements for the contest you must be:
Further details are here
Participation in India Regionals
Many Regionals are held all over Asia, and an Asian student may participate anywhere in Asia. However, generally speaking, for an Asian team to advance to the World Finals, they should win from their own sub-region in Asia. There are 3 regional sites within India – Amritapuri, IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur.
|Amritapuri||IIT Kanpur||IIT Kharagpur|
|Online Contest Date||9.00AM – 01:00 PM IST. November 4, 2012||November 3, 2012||November 11, 2012|
|Onsite Contest date||December 19-20, 2012||December 12-13, 2012||December 8-9, 2012|
|Last Date of Registration||October 26, 2012||October 15, 2012 (likely to be extended to October 24, 2012)||October 26, 2012|
|Online Round Platform||Mooshak||www.codechef.com||www.codechef.com|
|Onsite Round Platform||Mooshak||PC2||Yet to be finalized.|
A well-compiled list of FAQ’s has been mentioned here.
Go for Gold
The ‘Go for Gold’ initiative, that was started 3 years ago, has a singular ambition to watch an Indian team win the World Finals of the ACM-ICPC. Taking the long-term view in mind, the plan is to support learning and reward improvement. This is being done through providing ongoing scholarship, incentives, promotion, tech assistance, and training for Indian students. Team Sponsorships and other sponsorship packages are also provided. Further details on the Go for Gold Initiative can be found here.
How Directi is additionally contributing this year?
For the 2013 edition, we have something spectacular in store!
This Year, the top 50 Indian Students from the Mega Warm-Up Round for ACM ICPC @ October Cook-Off 2012 shall have their ACM-ICPC expenses reimbursed!
The only thing that you need to participate in the contest and stake your claims to go to any of the regionals is YOUR CodeChef id. If you do not have it yet, you can get one here.
That’s it. Just 3 Simple Steps and you’ll be on your way to having your ACM-ICPC expenses reimbursed by Directi.
The Reimbursement of ACM-ICPC Expenses is subject to the following conditions:
Do reach out to us with any queries about this at: firstname.lastname@example.org
With immense pleasure we would like to congratulate Team Proof - IIT Delhi and Team TuringMachine – IIIT Hyderabad for doing what no Indian team has been able to do so far.
Both teams jointly secured the 18th position in the “Olympics of Programming Competitions” the ACM ICPC World Finals 2012. The event was held in Warsaw, Poland this July and it is for the very first time in the history of the competition that an Indian team has been able to secure a position within the top #20! We are extremely proud of you all for this very prestigious achievement!
Directi’s Go for Gold initiative promised to give away the prestigious Go for Gold Trophy and huge cash prize to the team that beats the 29th position at the world finals – the best any team had been able to do thus far. Two years since the launch and we are ecstatic to have two teams that can rightfully claim this!
To carry out the felicitation ceremony we invited both teams to our Mumbai office a few weeks ago. While Nadeem Moidu and Anish Shankar from TuringMachine were unable to make it, we had a great time meeting the team’s third member Kunal Jain and all three members from Team Proof – Rudradev Basak, Nikhil Garg and Pradeep George Mathias.
During the felicitation we handed over the Go for Gold Trophy and giant cheques worth a collective cash prize of Rs.8,04,717. We also had the opportunity to hear about the team’s experiences in Warsaw and have them inspire other young and budding programmers at Directi. With the felicitation done, fun and games ensued.
Be a part of some memorable moments of the day by checking out some of our photographs below.
You can check more pictures here.
The ACM ICPC Kanpur Online Round that took place on CodeChef has now ended.
A total of 224 teams of 2 & 3 individuals each registered for the competition and here are the key statistics for the event:
|Length of Contest||Unique Participants||Total Number of Submissions||User who have solved at least one problem|
The final team rankings can be found here.
A more detailed ranking table is available here.
The final list of teams that will make it to the onsite round of the Kanpur competition will be declared In the latter half of the coming week following a more rigorous inspection.
Congratulations to you all!
The problems have now been transferred to the practice section so you can all try your hand at it now.
The ACM-ICPC Asia-Kanpur Site First Round Online Contest has ended with 132 teams from India and the Asia Region that registered for it.
The rankist for the teams is available here.
Keeping in mind certain criteria, teams from this list will be chosen to go to the ACM-ICPC Asia-Kanpur Site Second Round Onsite that will take place in December.
|Length of Contest||Unique Teams Registered||Total Number of Submissions||Teams who have solved at least one problem|
Congratulations to all of you!
Teams selected for the onsite round will be contacted in a few days time.
We hope you had a good experience during the contest. If you have anyfeedback that you would like to share with us then do let us know either by commenting on this blog post or by sending in an email to email@example.com .
The October Cook-Off (ACM ICPC Warm Up IIT-K) contest has ended and with 290 teams that registered we have the following top 10 teams on the leader board:
Check out the rest of the ranklist here.
|Length of Contest||Unique Teams||Total Number of Submissions||Teams who have solved at least one problem|
We hope you’ve had a great warm up round before the ‘IIT Kanpur ACM ICPC Regionals Online Contest’ scheduled on 30th October, 2010.
Winner will be contacted on 19th October, 2010.
Do not forget to check out the editorials to the contest problems here.
Please send us your feedback about the Cook-off and the IIT Kanpur Warm up Contest either by commenting on this blog post or by sending in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ladies and Gentlemen and Coders all around!
We are happy to announce “The First Warm-Up Contest” in preparation for the ACM ICPC Asia-Amritapuri Regionals.
What is this?
It is an online programming contest lasting 2.5 hours, along the lines of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
When will this take place?
On 25th 24th September, 2010 from 20:00hrs to 22:30hrs IST.
Who is organizing this contest?
Amrita University in partnership with Directi as part of the Go for Gold Initiative.
Who should participate?
The contest is primarily intended for Indian student programmers, in teams of three, who plan to participate in the Oct. 17th ACM ICPC Asia-Amritapuri Online Contest.
However, others are free to participate as well.
Why should you participate?
The purpose of this contest is for Indian teams to familiarize themselves with participating in programming contests in general, and the ACM ICPC in particular.
What are the prizes?
The top two teams of three participants from India will have their registration fees for the ACM ICPC Asia-Amritapuri site waived if they qualify for the on-site contest in December!
You may add a coach and a reserve for the ICPC, but the original team composition must remain the same in order to receive the prize.
Visit the contest landing page to participate.
At Directi, I along with many of my tech-inclined colleagues, have been volunteering significant personal time and energy towards constantly enhancing the programming talent across the country through several social and community initiatives across the last few years. Codechef has been our flagship non-profit initiative in this regards. We have since held seminars, provided coaching, conducted campus engagement activities and much more.
Sponsoring the ACM ICPC world finalists is another such initiative on our part, to assist our champions in putting India on the map within the coding circuit. We at Directi have personally interacted with all the members in these teams – all brilliant individuals – and we are proud to have sponsored them for the ACM ICPC world finals.
I invite you all to join us in wishing them luck as they compete with 103 other teams around the globe for fame and glory!
Bhavin Turakhia, CEO, Directi.
TheKingsGambit (TKG), name derived from a famous opening move in Chess, was formed in 2008 and went to represent India in the World finals 2009. Presently, TKG expands to the names Anshuman, Gaurav and Rajat. The strength of the team lies in the diversity of skill set, the positive attitute and co-ordination. The final year computer science trio believes ‘work hard, party harder’.
Let’s hear it from the team itself – TheKingsGambit: “All our engines work on the fuel supply of coffee/tea . Most of our free time is spent watching movies, TV shows or playing games (sometimes outdoors). Some not so common facts about us are that we all studied in the same city and have met before beginning college. One of us has almost drowned in three water bodies while another one of us has driven a real war tank. One of us has acted in a movie and people definitely don’t know which one of the above has been made up.
We have done well as a team previously and hope to register a good performance at the World Finals this year.”
CounterGambit, are a rare blend of analytical problem solving, algorithmic skill and programming prowess intended to throw some fierce competition at TheKingsGambit, and has found its way to the ICPC World Finals. The crew consists of Venkatesh, Abhilash and Akhil.
Venkatesh is an algorithm contest veteran with a great deal of experience since high school, including the IOI 2007 and the ICPC World Finals 2008. His mathematical and analytical skills form a crucial part of the way the team functions. Akhil is a seasoned programmer, and brings lightning fast implementation into the equation, especially with dynamic programming, graphs and searching. Abhilash comes from an application development background, and has his way with the language, and works data structures to do his bidding.
All three, evidently, possess brilliant analytical skills, love to solve problems, and love to compete.
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