The fataleagle has landed

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Sundays are fun days. You get a day off from the routine and indulge yourself into some fun and exciting stuff. And if you are school kid, it’s all about you. You get your choice of food, movie, and you can do whatever you want to. So, who are we to deviate from the established? We too have the last Sunday of the month reserved for you with our LunchTimes. And we hope you have been enjoying them.

The February LunchTime 2015 was yet another fun Sunday at CodeChef. The contest was set and translated into Russian by Sergey Kulik, which ensured the perfect seasoning of fun and learning during its course. And it was testified by Roman Furko. The editorials for the problem set came from the BalajiGanapathi Senthilnathan and the Mandarin flavors for the problem set came from Minako Kojima. All that took place under the moderation of our contest admin Praveen Dhinwa. Our problem setter made sure that the problems have the perfect balance between a testing and an exciting problem set. And with the looming shadow of exam season in the March, the February LunchTime was a great opportunity for our young friends in school to break out and rejoice in the exhilarating 3 hour of the contest. And they did exactly that as the contest started.

We have seen some quick submissions in our contests, but not many of them have been an AC in the first minute of the contest. And the February LunchTime became one of the rarities in that department. The first one to crack the LUCKFOUR was fataleagle from Don Mills Collegiate Institute. It is worth mentioning that the final submission for the contest also came from fataleagle. Now, that is a job well done. But it was that very first submission from him that set the pleasing Sunday LunchTime rolling. And for the next 3 hour the number of submissions on LUCKFOUR just kept on growing. However, the submissions were not as high as some we have seen in the past. But it was enough to make the competition exciting till the very end.

The second problem to receive large number of submissions was WPROB, which received its first accepted submission in the 16th minute from azukun. Now, while the submissions on the problems were not growing briskly, but within an hour we had all the four problems from the contest solved. And to introduce you to the young programmers who solved them, let us present you our rank list.

First the non-Indian top 10:

  • fataleagle of Don Mills Collegiate Institute
  • mazeyu of Zhenhai High School, China
  • hzwer of Fuzhou No.1 High School
  • shizhouxing of Zhenhai High School, China
  • yutaka1999 of Kaisei Junior High School and Senior High School, Japan
  • loriex of High School Attached to Hunan Normal University
  • gdisastery1of tgm The School of Engineering, Austria
  • daniyar of Almaty Kazakh – Turkish High School
  • fullpower of Hangzhou Xuejun High School
  • hoangduong of High School for Gifted Students, Hanoi National University of Education Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi Vietnam

And now the Indian top 10:

A big round of applause to for all our wonderful participants and winners, without whom the contest would not have been possible!

The names that adorned both the rank tables comprise of names that have been there before and names that were making their first appearance there, and that gives us immense pleasure. However, the star there is meteora, who by now has become a force to be reckoned. She not only has made a mark on the LunchTimes, but also is fast becoming a frequent visitor on our Cook-Offs and Long Challenge rank tables. And it gives us huge pleasure. We want more and more geniuses from schools to come up and make their senior counterparts work harder to save their places on the rank tables. So, if you think you can do it, pull up your socks and get on to it. And to help you with your preparations we have our editorials to help you understand the best approach towards solving these problems.

So, enjoy these delicious editorials and strengthen your preparation.

With that, it’s now time to move towards the next blog post, which will be served soon after a little garnishing. We hope you have been enjoying the updates from CodeChef’s blog and if you have any feedback, good, bad, or a little banter do send them all at:

We now enter the exam season with March. So, All the best! Break A Leg.

Till next time, Sayonara.

Team CodeChef

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