The SnackDown 2015 was now over. However, the programming season had just arrived on planet CodeChef. We were almost a month away from the IOI 2015 world finals, followed by the arrivals of ACM ICPC regionals. So, every contest from here onward was going to be an imperative part of the preparations for these global competitions. And everyone was ready to press the pedal on their preparations to make sure that they are ready. The problem set from two time medalist at IOI (2012 & 2013), Roman Furko ensured that the participants get what they came for. While we ensured that the contest had a smooth proceeding. And it’s safe to say now, that everything went pretty well. So, let us take you through the proceedings to give you the complete contest report for our June LunchTime 2015.
The problem set of Roman was thoroughly tested by another IOI medalist, Sergey Kulik, who has been a part of enough LunchTime contests now, to understand what it takes to make a good contest. And the fact that CHEFSTLT was cracked inside the first two minutes of the contest, establishes that our problem setting panel has served a scrumptious contest. With that we were set on course to an exciting contest, which saw the return of many familiar names on the rank tables and few new ones to complement them.
The first 50 submissions of June LunchTime 2015 hinted towards interesting proceedings for the contest with all the big names including lebron, gdisastery1, meteora, yutaka1999 and many other making an early appearance on the rank table. And inside the first five minutes of the contest we had two different problems solved. While, azukun became the first to crack CHEFSTLT, gdisastery1 cracked CHEFAXR. The flow of submissions was steady across all the problems with CHEFSTLT getting most of the green ticks. And with every solved problem the picture atop the rank table was getting clearer. However, it still was not easy to establish a clear winner till the very last moments of the contest.
The toppling and tumbling on the rank table continued till the very last moments of the contest with frequent changes in the names occupying the top slots. However, most of them were occupied by the familiar faces in yutaka1999, ptnk131627, tanay1998, and meteora. And there were few new ones in farbody, mrho888, allllekssssa and some others. To have such a good mix of new and familiar names occupying the rank table is always a pleasing sign. And now let us introduce you to the complete rank table of our June LunchTime 2015.
We start with the rest of the world top 10:
And now the Indian top 10:
Let’s give a big hand to all our wonderful winners and to everyone who participated in the contest.
Now, before we proceed any further let us give you the final stats for the contest.
With that we reaches the final segment of our June LunchTime 2015 blog, but before we draw curtains on this post, let us take you to the editorials for the contest. We are sure you would have tasted them by now. However, if somehow you could not, enjoy them now.
If you have any feedback, suggestions, or queries regarding the June LunchTime 2015 or any aspect of it, feel free to write in to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoyed the contest and that it gave the action that you were looking for to boost up your preparations for the busy programming season ahead. And we are sorry for the delay in putting up the blog post for the contest, so late. We are still improving on our punctuality in putting up these posts. We will try to do better in the coming few posts.
That will be all from everyone here at CodeChef.
See you at the contests.
The June Cook-Off 2015 was an apt prelude to our SnackDown 2015 Finals. After two long months of gruesome programming battle between the finest programming brains, we were now left with the top 50 teams. And we were elated even just by the thought of watching them in action. We are sure you were too. But, while we were still few days away from the big finale, we presented them, and to you all with yet another battle opportunity in our June Cook-Off 2015. The Cook-Offs have always brought a sense of exuberance in them, and this one was no different either.
After tasting the testing problems in the qualifying rounds of SnackDown 2015, the expectations from the problem set was rather high. So our problem setters, Uttam Kanodia and Ankit Shrivastav had to serve from their top shelf to live up to the expectations. And our tester Roman Rubanenko approved of it. With that everything was set for a fiery Sunday night. The start of COOK59 was rather smooth and it got sweeter with the first accepted submission from xorfire on UTMOPR. Contrary to its name, the UTMOPR was not a strange operation as by the end of the contest it had the highest number of submissions on it. However, there were few doubts in the minds of the participants, and they were addressed fittingly by our contest admin Praveen Dhinwa. The doubts that persisted even after the contest were taken care by the editorials by our editorialist Amit Pandey.
In a typical Cook-Off fashion the submissions started flowing as soon as the problems were unveiled. With xorfire getting first AC inside the first five minutes, we were hoping the numbers to go further up. And we were not wrong. We received a total of 5946 submissions by 1876 users who took part in the contest. Amid those rising numbers, it was getting harder for us to establish the potential winner of the contest. Especially when the likes of xorfire, neo1tech9_7, gdisastery1, fataleagle, uwi and many other prominent names were present on the rank table, right from the beginning. And even if we would have placed our bets on any of those names, we would have lost. Because, in June Cook-Off we were witnessing a rising star from the land of rising Sun and when the contest concluded, we met sugim48 from The University of Tokyo atop the rank table.
sugim48, has been an active member of CodeChef and has consistently performed well in our monthly contests. However, this was the first instance of him topping the charts. Interestingly, the same was the case with al13n, who came second in the contest. We have seen few new names rising atop the rank tables in the past few contests, and it makes us extremely happy to see them. It makes the regulars at the top work harder for their position, gives us new names to root for, and most importantly elevates the quality of the contest to a whole new level. We hope to see this trend continue.
Now, let’s meet the names atop the Indian as well as ROW rank tables.
Let’s start with the ROW top 10:
Now, the Indian top 5:
Let’s give it up for all our winners of June Cook-Off 2015.
And now, the final stats for the contest:
Thanks for all of you for the wonderful June Cook-off 2015.
Now, we move towards the editorials for the contest, which, we are sure you would have devoured by now. However, if you did not, here they are for you.
That brings us to the final segment of the June Cook-Off 2015, we are sure you would have enjoyed the contest. However, if you have any query or quarrel regarding the contest, the platform, or the delay in these blog posts, feel free to share them with us at: email@example.com
With that, we move towards the final contest of June, the June LunchTime 2015 and will be coming up with all the insights and tales from our yet another contest in our junior programming series, LunchTime.
Till then, adios.