As you may have noticed, over the past couple of months, we have tried to schedule all our CookOffs on the second last Sunday of every month. However, things will be a little different this month.
Due to the May CookOff clashing with both, Google’s CodeJam and CodeForces’s contests, we are re-scheduling the Cookoff to the 29th of May, 2011. i.e. The last Sunday this month.
Hope to see you all there.
The May Challenge 2011 is over!
This month we saw a good distribution of difficulty levels across the problems, similar to last month the overall participation has been consistently increasing . We also saw some intense battle for the top spot between the top 10 global winners, eventually Liang Yaxiong from China bagged the top rank in his very first contest at CodeChef. Congratulating him and all the other winners for their participation.
Before we move on to the next section of the blog post, a special mention of the people who made this contest possible:
Zac Friggstad, AnhDQ, Anton Lunyov and Snigdha Chandan were the problem setters while David Stolp was the diligent tester of this month’s contest.
Lets look at some Statistics and then move on to see the final winners list.
|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||198||1.51|
Winners list for the May 2011 Contest:
01. Balakrishnan Varadarajan (winner of prize money Rs. 12000)
02. arijit91 (winner of prize money Rs. 8000)
04. Gagandeep Bhatia
07. Gunjan Sharma
Congratulations to all.
If you haven’t yet checked out the editorials of the problems to this month’s contest please do so here.
We are running a 2.5 hours Cook-Off that is scheduled for 29th May 2011 at 21:30 IST
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
Welcome to the May Programmer of the Month edition!
This month we have with us Egor Kulikov who is our Programmer of the Month. Egor has been part of CodeChef since March 2010 and has submitted close to 80 problems in a years time. He is ranked 3rd in the short contest format. We hope this is just the start and we have lots to see from this great mind. On behalf of the CodeChef team, we wish him good luck for the future. Now let’s see what Egor has to tell us about himself.
Brief introduction about yourself:
Nothing special. I’m just your generic software engineer with a loving family (hello to Kate and Dmitry) that likes his job to the extent that he can devote a big chunk of his free time to programming also.
How/When did you start programming?
I started at secondary school, but never seriously participated in school olympiads. I started to take it seriously at the second year in university.
What do you do when you’re not programming?
Playing soccer and computer games, listening hard rock (but hey, I do that while I do programming).
What do you like most about CodeChef?
Solving tough algorithmic problem without strict time limit over my head.
How many hours a day do you program?
As this is my work – about 8 hours a day.
If you could eat dinner with any famous person (past or present), who would it be and what dish would you have?
I think it would be dinner with Klauss Meine and we will have steak (medium-raw for me ) with baked potatoes.
What is the secret to being a good programmer?
Participating in any contest that I can find.
What are your plans for the future?
I hope to qualify for TCO again. That is the best onsite competition among those I participated in.