December Contest Results

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Hello Codechef-ers,

A big thank you to all those who participated in this month’s contest and congratulations to all the winners. This was our first truly global contest and we are more than happy with the response.  The winners for this month are :

India:
1. Ajay Somani – Rs. 22000
2. Akhil Ravidas – Rs. 13750
3. Imran – Rs. 11000
4. Surendra – Rs. 5500
5. Rajat Kansal – Rs. 2750

Global:
1. Tomasz Czajka – $440
2. pieguy- $275
3. Josh Metzler – $220
4. Renat Mullakhanov – $110
5. Zhujiaye- $55

Fun Facts for this contest:

  • Second first place finish in a row for Ajay Somani.
  • Tomek jumped from out of the top 10 to first place in the last hour of the contest. A splendid performance by him.
  • Quite a few new faces like gaurav, melchi and V.R. Devarapally in the top 10 list for India.

Contest Statistics:

Length of Contest Unique Visitors Unique Participants Total Number of Submissions Percentage of user who have solved at least one problem
10 days 9005 384 7312 35.67
Country Total Participants Average Score per User
IN 269 0.61
Rest of World 115 1.82

Test Cases:
Test cases for the December contest can be found here. The solutions for the contest are now public.

Upcoming Contests:

We have a Re-Snackdown contest coming up soon. For details, please check http://blog.codechef.com/2009/11/23/re-snackdown-december-20th-4-7pm/ . Another contest open to students as well as professionals is in the works, so stay tuned.

We have been trying our best to optimize the performance of the website, but certain architectural issues prevent us from making full use of our processing power. We are finding work-arounds to fix these issues so there might be times when some of you find weird errors popping up on your pages. Please report these errors to admin@codechef.com.

Please let us know what you thought of this contest and any other suggestions to improve the site.

Happy holidays.

Cheers,
Aniruddha

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22 Replies to “December Contest Results”

  1. I really liked the tie breaker problem of this contest. It was possible to come up with different approaches that will greatly vary in scores, unlike few of the past tie breakers where even naive approach ends up giving more than .9 points.

  2. I really liked the tie breaker problem of this contest. It was possible to come up with different approaches that will greatly vary in scores, unlike few of the past tie breakers where even naive approach ends up giving more than .9 points.

  3. agree, though leaving the tie breaker rest were not too difficult, but this time tie breaker was excellent, points were distributed to the extent how much innovative you can think.

  4. agree, though leaving the tie breaker rest were not too difficult, but this time tie breaker was excellent, points were distributed to the extent how much innovative you can think.

  5. Congrats to all the winners(especially Tomek for changing the scoreboard in the last minute).The challenge problem was really nice(one of the best ever) . However I believe the non-challenge problems were lower in difficulty for this month. I think it should be slightly harder(somewhere between this month's and September).

  6. Congrats to all the winners(especially Tomek for changing the scoreboard in the last minute).
    The challenge problem was really nice(one of the best ever) . However I believe the non-challenge problems were lower in difficulty for this month. I think it should be slightly harder(somewhere between this month's and September).

  7. I second the idea of having harder non-tie breaker problems.Tomek, ofcourse he is the BEST :). Maybe next contest he will start and finish the whole contest ( non-tie breaker + tie breaker ) in 3-4 hours.

  8. I second the idea of having harder non-tie breaker problems.
    Tomek, ofcourse he is the BEST :). Maybe next contest he will start and finish the whole contest ( non-tie breaker + tie breaker ) in 3-4 hours.

  9. Dear admin,i have solved palindromic numbers but i always get TLE. i dont know how to optimize my code further. is there any particular logic for that or will u publish the solutions?Thanking You,

  10. Dear admin,

    i have solved palindromic numbers but i always get TLE. i dont know how to optimize my code further. is there any particular logic for that or will u publish the solutions?

    Thanking You,

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