CodeChef SnackDown 2015 Team Profile – Team aapppppppiii

1 min read

Team Name: aapppppppiii
Team Members: Yinzhan Xu & Yuhao Du
Institution/Organization: Tsinghua University
SnackDown 2015 Rank: ROW 03

Q. CodeChef: When did you start coding and how did you learn?

Yinzhan Xu: Six years ago, junior high school’s teacher taught me.

Yuhao Du: Since 2007. Practice every day, solve many problems on some onlinejudges.

Q. CodeChef: Could you name and share your first programming contest experience?

Yinzhan Xu: It’s Chinese National Olympiad in Informatics of Province, I did well and was listed in the top 100 of my province.

Yuhao Du: On a Chinese onlinejudge But I can’t remember which one.

Q. CodeChef: How often do you code on any given day & weekend?

Yinzhan Xu: 2 hours.

Yuhao Du: Maybe 4-5 hours per day.

Q. CodeChef: What was the biggest hurdle on your road to where you are today?

Yinzhan Xu: met too many people who are better than me, so that I kind of wanted to quit

Yuhao Du: Failed province team selection contest two years ago.

Q. CodeChef: What do you think biggest mistake competitive programmers make?

Yinzhan Xu: Put too much time in a single task

Yuhao Du: Carelessness.

Q. CodeChef: What programming language do you use and why?

Yinzhan Xu: C++, it has STL and the speed of programs is relatively faster.

Yuhao Du: C++ & python. Most OI competitors use C++. It’s convenience to use python to write some small tools.

Q. CodeChef: What advice do you have for other competitive programmers?

Yinzhan Xu: Concentration on the tasks is very crucial.

Yuhao Du: Practice makes perfect. In my mind, it’s also important to improve math skill.

Q. CodeChef: What do you like the most about CodeChef? and what would you don’t like in it?

Yinzhan Xu:  Like: it has a lot of contests for us to practice and win prize. Dislike: sometimes it’s too slow.

Yuhao Du: Translations. And we can view the code of other competitors after the contest. However, connection is very poor in China.

Q. CodeChef: What factors do you believe help you win?

Yinzhan Xu: i know many algorithms

Yuhao Du: Teammate.

Q. CodeChef: What motivates you to compete?

Yinzhan Xu: Interesting problems.

Yuhao Du: For fun and prize.

Q. CodeChef: Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line?

Yinzhan Xu: I will still study.

Yuhao Du: Maybe still a student.

That, ladies & gentlemen is Team aapppppppiii you. We thoroughly enjoyed their responses and hope you did too.

We will be back soon, so keep watching this space.

Team CodeChef

In Conversation With The CodeChef SRM College Chapter.

The Sri Ramaswamy Memorial (SRM) Institute of Science and Technology is a popular college based in Tamil Nadu that offers courses from humanities to...
4 min read

A Rapid-Fire Interview With CodeChef Representative Arnab Sharma.

Representatives are an indispensable part of the CodeChef community. From hosting competitions to going back to school and introducing kids to coding, they are...
1 min read

In Conversation With CodeChef Problem Setter Shahjalal Shohag

A programming legend from Bangladesh, Shahjalal Shohag is a 7★ coder on CodeChef with a sky-high rating of 2526. The number 1 rank holder...
1 min read

Leave a Reply