New Short Contest – Coming This July!

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Hey CodeCheffers!

We’re very excited to announce 2 CodeChef contests this July! ๐Ÿ˜€

In addition to our normal monthly contest, we’re hosting a 2.5 hour “Cook-Off” contest. The Cook-Off will include 3 problems:

  • An appetizer
  • A main course, and
  • A dessert.

We’ll release the problems at 9:30 pm (Indian Standard Time) on July 24th and accept answers until 12:00 am (IST) on July 25th. Once we tabulate the results, we’ll award brand new CodeChef t-shirts to the top 20 contestants globally.

Why are we offering a new contest? Because you asked for it! Over the past few months, we’ve received lots of requests for shorter contests from coders, problem setters, and problem testers. In response, we brought your feedback into the kitchen and got the Chef to concoct this new contest format.

We see the Cook-Off as a new type of challenge. While our monthly contests require relentless effort and creativity, the Cook-Off demands quick thinking and sharp focus. If you think you can cook up algorithms faster and better than anyone else, we respectfully invite you to PROVE IT!

As with all first iterations, our first Cook-Off is an experiment (beta-mode). As such, we encourage you to comment and ask us questions about it. If the results are encouraging, we will consider hosting more short contests on a more frequent basis.

Now get into the kitchen and start practicing!

CodeChefย  Cook-Off

  • Saturday, 24th July
  • 9:30 pm to 12:00 am (Indian Standard).
  • 3 problems
  1. One Appetizer
  2. One Main Course
  3. One Dessert

Cheers,
Team CodeChef

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22 Replies to “New Short Contest – Coming This July!”

  1. I think he is right. Easy/Medium for 2.5 hours seems very less considering we are allowing international contestants. They will rip through it in no time ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I think he is right. Easy/Medium for 2.5 hours seems very less considering we are allowing international contestants. They will rip through it in no time ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nice one …. good initiativeYou can always go back and increase the difficulty level based on the response in the future :-)Just one more feedback try making it bit more platform independent for short contest as most of Java/.Net world guys get stuck with IO.

  4. Nice one …. good initiative
    You can always go back and increase the difficulty level based on the response in the future ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just one more feedback try making it bit more platform independent for short contest as most of Java/.Net world guys get stuck with IO.

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