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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Winners of the contest will be contacted on Tuesday (24th August).