The November 2010 CookOff, our fourth short contest format has now ended. Our first submission came within just five minutes of the contest starting and an hour and 15 minutes later, cgy4ever became the first person to solve all five problems
Once again, we would like to thank our fantastic cooks for the night, David Stolp and Zac Friggstad, our extremely talented problem setter, tester and moderators.
Here are the top 10 best performers of the November Cook-Off:
Take a look at the contest rankings here .
|Length of Contest||Unique Participants||Total Number of Submissions||User who have solved at least one problem|
|Rest of World||74|
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 Monday (29th November).
It’s almost time for new year’s and CodeChef is dressing itself up for the big occasion. We’re adding some very exciting new features to the site, one of them being a brand new rating system for the CookOff’s!
Be a part of the CodeChef CookOff that takes place this Saturday at 21:30hrs IST and get rated.
P.S. The ranks of this CookOff will contribute to the short contest rating. This rating will be independant of the long contests.
Its Christmas time! As we move into the last month of 2010 we have someone very special. Yes we are talking about Yash Kumar. He has been on CodeChef since its inception in 2009 and has been very consistent at his performances. At the age of 19, he has achieved many milestones and has been ranked number 4 on CodeChef. Lets see what this young boy has to tell us about himself.
Name: Yash Kumar
Institute: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
How/When did you start programming?
I started programming about 3 years back, during a compulsory course in my freshman year at university. It gradually changed from compulsion to interest and passion. Later I came to know about various online judges, SPOJ, UVA etc. through some seniors. And it continued on from there.
What do you do when you’re not programming?
Anyhow, I am mostly sitting on my PC. Movies, Music, Sitcoms, reading random things on web, typeracing etc.
What do you like most about CodeChef?
Almost Everything . Problems, Prizes, Organization etc. And more importantly, Codechef’s initiative to improve programming culture amongst Indian students.
How many hours a day do you program?
It Depends. Can go from nothing to 10-11 hours a day. It is generally higher when preparing for ICPC or some other competitions.
If you could eat dinner with any famous person (past or present), who would it be and what dish would you have?
No Particular person comes to my mind.
What is the secret to being a good programmer?
Interest, Passion and Practice.
What are your plans for the future?
Presently, I am looking forward to work as a software developer for some time after completing my undergraduate education this year. After that, I am not sure. May be I’ll go for higher studies, or may be something else.
The November 2010 Challenge is now over. Based on feedback received from participants we have decided to rejudge the problem ‘Graph Challenge’. The Rejudge is complete and the final results are announced below.
|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||94||1.73|
Winners list for the November 2010 Contest:
01. Rudradev Basak (winner of prize money Rs. 12000)
02. Yash (winner of prize money Rs. 8000)
03. Utkarsh Lath
05. Rishi kesh Dwivedi
06. Gunjan Sharma
07. Surendra Meena
08. Arijit Banerjee
09. Sudipto Das
10. MV Kaushik
10. Paresh Verma
12. Kaushik Iska
13. Amit Karmakar
13. Anil Kishore
13. Ishan Dutta
13. Sunny Agrawal
13. Vamsi Kavala
18. Arpit Sood
19. Mahesh Chandra Sharma
20. Anish Shankar
20. Ishani Parekh
20. Sushil Nath
01. Tomaz Hocevar (winner of prize money $400)
02. Oleg (winner of prize money $300)
03. Miroshnichenko Yaroslav
04. Tomek Czajka
06. Tiancheng Lou
07. Mark Greve
08. Wu Yin
09. Andrey Naumenko
10. Nilesh Dalvi
10. Chen Jiyuan
Congratulations to all.
If you haven’t yet checked out the editorials of the problems to this month’s contest please do so here.
On the last weekend of November (Dates will be announced soon) we are running a 2.5 hours Cook-Off that is organized by Directi Go for Gold Initiative as a warm up before the onsite Regionals.
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