CodeChef August 2010 Cook-Off Results

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Hi guys,

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:

  1. Tomek Czajka
  2. ChenGaoyuan
  3. Oleg
  4. Ivan Mistreanu
  5. Egor Kulikov
  6. Tanaeem
  7. Venkatesh
  8. Mark Greve
  9. Iqram Mahmud
  10. Kungfu Panda
  11. Stepan Palamarchuk
  12. Seyed Hamed Valizadeh Toosi
  13. Niyaz Nigmatullin
  14. Tomaz Hocevar
  15. Anton Lunyov
  16. Tasnim Imran Sunny
  17. Arijit Banerjee
  18. Nikolay Kurtov
  19. Anil Kishore
  20. Carlos Joa

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

Contest Statistics:

Length of Contest Unique Participants Total Number of Submissions User who have solved at least one problem
2.5 hours 231 1015 181
Country Total Participants Average Score per User
IN 166 1.25
Rest of World 65 2.35

Congratulations guys! We look forward to seeing all of you participating in the September 2010 Challenge that starts in only 10 days.

Check out the contest problem editorials here
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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 feedback@codechef.com.

Cheers,
Basil

P.S. Winners of the contest will be contacted on Tuesday (24th August).

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31 Replies to “CodeChef August 2010 Cook-Off Results”

    1. Cook-off’s are a part of an experiment that we are trying out based on the feedback that we have received from you all. Based on the response we shall be deciding on the how often we shall be having them in future.

  1. hey guys did anyone get change in your rating after the solving yesterday’s cook-off problems. I think cook-off does not contribute in rating. I did nt get any change in my rating .. !!

  2. hey guys did anyone get change in your rating after the solving yesterday’s cook-off problems. I think cook-off does not contribute in rating. I did nt get any change in my rating .. !!

  3. Cook-Offs are contests right? So, why there is no change in the rating, based on the points? Or, is it just that only the monthly challenges are the only ratings changer?

  4. Cook-Offs are contests right? So, why there is no change in the rating, based on the points? Or, is it just that only the monthly challenges are the only ratings changer?

  5. We agree that the Cook-Off’s should have a separate rating system. However we started the Cook-Off’s as an experiment and we are still playing around with the format. Once we make it a regular event, we will take the rating aspect into consideration with all possibilities. However clubbing the two different formats into one rating system does not seem a fair thing to do. We shall certainly consider your feedback while implementing a rating system for the short contests.

  6. Hi,

    All the winners of the Cook-Off were contacted on Tuesday (August 24th) on the email address they have mentioned on their user profile.

    In case you haven’t yet received the email then it may have gone into your spam box.

    You can contact us directly by sending in an email to harsh@codechef.com.

    This would be easier if we knew your name. 🙂

    Regards,
    Basil

  7. Hi,

    All the winners of the Cook-Off were contacted on Tuesday (August 24th) on the email address they have mentioned on their user profile.

    In case you haven’t yet received the email then it may have gone into your spam box.

    You can contact us directly by sending in an email to harsh@codechef.com.

    This would be easier if we knew your name. 🙂

    Regards,
    Basil

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