The August 2010 CookOff, our second short contest format has come to a very exciting end. We’ve seen some superb competition in this contest with our first accepted solution coming in less than 5 minutes! Our five course meal has now been fully devoured and we hope you all enjoyed it!
First and foremost we would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to our cooks for the night, Zac Friggstad and David Stolp, our extremely talented problem setter, tester and moderators. You guys did an awesome job!
For all those wondering what a cupcake baking tin is, here’s a picture.
And here’s a quote by Pieguy himself:
“A cupcake baking tin is a large piece of metal with a number of round indentations that can hold batter. When filled with batter and placed in an appropriately hot oven for an appropriate amount of time, a delicious treat emerges, which is cooled and often covered with frosting before serving (and makes a far better treat than muffins).
Of course, no picture could describe some of the non-planar monstrosities in the test cases.”
Here are the top 20 best performers of the August Cook-Off:
Take a look at the contest rankings here: http://www.codechef.com/rankings/COOK02
At the end of the contest the total submissions are as follows:
1) Arranging the Appetizers: 140 successful submissions
2) Backup Functions: 6 successful submissions
3) Baking Cupcakes: 6 successful submissions
4) Cleaning Up: 172 successful submissions
5) Fetching Cooking Tools: 36 successful submissions
|Length of Contest||Unique Participants||Total Number of Submissions||User who have solved at least one problem|
|Country||Total Participants||Average Score per User|
|Rest of World||65||2.35|
We say this time and again, and we’re saying this once again. We really value your feedback so 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 email@example.com.
P.S. Winners of the contest will be contacted on Tuesday (24th August).
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Users with existing usernames that do not match the above mentioned regex need not worry. Your username will still be functional.
However, new users registering on CodeChef please make sure the username corresponds to the regex mentioned above. Usernames of any other kind would prompt an error while registering.
Please Note 2: The language C# will not be functional on CodeChef for sometime.
Our judge is facing some issues with C# submissions, so please make sure your submissions are not made in this language.
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The ‘blog comments’ had stopped appearing without us even knowing. ‘Viewing solutions’ showed up a blank page and even ‘problem submission’ started crying foul. Yes, the Chef’s system was throwing tantrums! He loves dancing in the rain and eating Mumbai’s street food which left him shivering and with an upset stomach.
But we’ve given him a dose of our strongest concocted medication and the Chef is now back to delivering the most lip-smacking recipes. Make sure to look out for them in the forthcoming week. A five course buffet is on the cards. We look forward to all your participation and feedback. We missed it so much in the last couple of weeks. Do keep writing and letting us know what you liked and more importantly where we can improve.
- The Codechef Team
The August 2010 Challenge has come to an end and we’ve had a lot of ties this time!
Here are the Top 20 Indian and the top 10 Global winners that we feel are eligible for prize money.
01. Rajiv Kumar Aggarwal – Rs.10000
02. Nadeem Moidu – Rs.7000
03. Subrahmanyam Velaga – Rs.5000
04. vikas – Rs.4000
05. Purav – Rs.3500
06. Imran Khan – Rs.2500
07. Akhil Ravidas – Rs.2500
08. Pradeep George Mathias – Rs.2500
09. Abhijith Reddy D – Rs.2500
10. Anil Kishore – Rs.2500
11. Pulkit – Rs.1500
12. Chetan Suresh Bademi – Rs.1400
12. ikal – Rs. 1400
12. Keshav Dhandhania – Rs. 1400
12. Vaibhav Shankar – Rs. 1400
12. ishani parekh – Rs.1400
17. Srijan Bhatnagar – Rs.1000
18. Akangsha – Rs.1000
19. Saransh Bansal – Rs.1000
20. Gunjan Sharma – Rs.1000
01. Anton Lunyov – $100
01. Balakrishnan Varadarajan – $100
01. Burdakov Daniel – $100
01. Dmytro Dzhulgakov – $100
01. forest – $100
01. Gennady Korotkevich – $100
01. Mark Greve – $100
01. Oleg – $100
01. Tomek Czajka – $100
01. Stephen Merriman – $100
01. zhuxian – $100
|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||88||1.55|
Congratulations to all of you that won this month’s competition and all the best to everybody for the August Cook – Off which takes place at 21:30 IST on the 21st August.
Check out the editorials to this month’s contest here.
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
P.S. Winners will be contacted shortly.
Hope you guys liked our inaugural CodeChef Cook-Off. As we had mentioned, we’re experimenting with the short contest format. Based on the encouraging results of last month’s contest, we’re back with a second Cook-Off this month. What’s more is that our contest will have a brand new format this time.
Unlike last month, we will be having 5 problems in the Cook-Off.
We’ll release the problems at 9:30 pm (Indian Standard Time) on August 21st and accept answers until 12:00 am (IST) on August 22nd.
Once again, we’ll be giving away CodeChef t-shirts to the top 20 contestants globally.
We appreciate your contribution towards the growth and quality of our contests and encourage you to participate, comment and send us your feedback. Based on the feedback we will decide on the direction of future contests going forward.
Once again, it’s time to get into the kitchen and start cooking!
The August Cook-Off:
Hey guys, it’s a new month and its time to put the spotlight on a brand new programmer on CodeChef. Our programmer of the month is Gennady Korotkevich, who at a mere 15 years of age managed to come second in the July 2010 Challenge and win even the CodeChef Cook-Off! We’re very excited to see how well he performs in our upcoming contests. Lets find out what our programmer from has to say.
Name: Gennady Korotkevich
Institute: gymnasium 56, Gomel
How/When did you start programming?
It happened several years ago. My parents are programmers, and I was interested in what they were doing. Soon they suggested me to try myself at programming. I tried and liked it
What do you do when you’re not programming?
The main things are doing sports and sometimes reading. I like many kinds of sports, and the favourite ones are table tennis and soccer.
What do you like most about CodeChef?
I’m not so long with CodeChef, but I like solving very hard and challenging problems even for a long period of time.
How many hours a day do you program?
It depends on many things, but in average that’s 3-4 hours I guess.
What is the secret to being a good programmer?
I don’t think there’s any secret. In my opinion, if you want to be successful in doing something, you should like the thing you do
What are your plans for the future?
Graduating my gymnasium and entering the university Though I’m still not sure which one to enter.