The REAL motivation behind CodeChef…

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For over a year now, we at Codechef have been setting up complex coding problems and trying to find the best programmers to solve them.  We are often asked why we do this.  Why do we make people rack their brains just to solve these hypothetical problems?  Have you ever considered the thought that these problems might not just be hypothetical?

Until now, we told you that we were just trying to promote awareness about algorithms and the like in India.  However, due to recent security clearances granted by the Indian Space Programme, we can now be more honest about our motives.

  • Packing materials for the mission is always a huge headache. Packing the boxes helped us solve this. The Best Box took care of creating the perfect box.
  • Once on the moon, the robots needed to move about effectively. Bytelandian Robots came to our rescue.
  • A whole series of chemical experiments were optimized using the results of Chemical Reactions .
  • We even took care of the nutrition requirements for our astronomers with Healthy Dinner Party.

You may be wondering why we’re telling you all of this.  Well, here’s the answer: This is the final Codechef Contest.  All of the problems from this month’s set are related to specific issues that the Chandrayan Space Team is working on to finalize preparations for the rocket launch.

We are sorry if we had misled you in past, but we did it for India.  Now, the country needs your help.  We ask that you spend some extra time to help the lunar mission by submitting some super fast code!! (we prefer C/C++ to someOtherLanguage)

Cheers!
The Chef


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32 Replies to “The REAL motivation behind CodeChef…”

  1. “This is the final Codechef Contest”
    ^^ What!!! don't tell me that you guys are gonna close down CC. So do you mean CC Contests would be stopped?

  2. There's nothing wrong with a silly blog post like this. But the contest itself? Why on earth you would deliberately try to upset and waste the time of many of your user base is beyond me. If your aim was to drive away users, I'm sure you succeeded 🙂

  3. There's nothing wrong with a silly blog post like this. But the contest itself? Why on earth you would deliberately try to upset and waste the time of many of your user base is beyond me.

    If your aim was to drive away users, I'm sure you succeeded 🙂

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