We hope you have enjoyed our feast of ’10 problems in 10 days’. The Febraury Long Contest is done and dusted. It has been a buzzing contest from day one. The numbers alone speak for themselves. Around 4000 submissions on day one, whereas total submissions for January Long Contest was only 8981!!
Now let’s roll the drums for the winners. 🙂 cgy4ever stands tall on the top spot of the winners step. He is closely followed by a new entrant to CodeChef, a9108cc and our Indian fellow programmer, rudradevbasak. Congratulations Guys!! A big clap for them.
We were well supported by our panel of experienced problem setters and tester in bringing out this change at the very last minute. It would have not been possible without their efforts. A special thanks to Anton Lunyov for his diligent testing duties within a short span of time. Not to forget our problem setters David Stolp, Nikhil Garg, Hiroto Sekido, Sergey Kulik, Tasnim Imran Sunny, Tomaž Hočevar and Vitaliy Herasymiv who were equally brilliant and also enthusiastic in replying to your queries and moderating the contest.
The winners for the contest are:
Congratulations to each and every one of them!!
Now is the time we all have been waiting for, to see the stats for the contest :).
|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||518||2.99|
The change in the long contest format has surely been welcomed by many of you. We have seen an unusual surge in the new programmers participating in the contest. So, as we have already bragged so much, are we, at CodeChef, satisfied?… To some extent, yes. This has been an exceptional contest for CodeChef in its not so long history of 3 years 🙂 Yes, 3 years it has been since CodeChef was conceived, and if our feeling is anything to go by, you guys have started enjoying it. And that makes us happy.
Though we would like to bask in the glory of this hugely successful contest, we realize that there is a lot yet to be achieved. There is still a lot of scope for improvement and there are still so many programmers whom we have to reach out to. While most of you seem to have liked this change, we would also like to get the feedback of those, who may not have found the change to be so good. Your feedback is very valuable to us and without it, we lose direction.
So, before I bid you adieu, I request you once more, to share with us your feedback about the new long contest format on firstname.lastname@example.org. Be it anything, the good or the bad! We really love to hear you speak. 🙂
And not to forget, the next month’s contest is going to be our 3rd year Special Anniversary Contest <happy tears>. Book your calendar right now for the 1st of March, 2012. We have another surprise waiting in store for you. Keep watching this space for that!
And while we take some time out tonight to celebrate this contest and then gear up to take the remaining tasks head on, we urge you to not miss out the next short contest on the 18th of this month. It is prepared by none other than the man, err, the boy leading the ranking table, Gennady Korotkevich! 🙂