If we have to sum up the story of July Cook-Off 2015 it will be “Gennady Got a WA, I can die peacefully now” - Devendra Agarwal. :P Yes, it was that kind of contest. Three vibrant young Indian programmers Devendra Agarwal, Amit Pandey, and Surya Kiran, donning the caps of problem setter, tester, and editorialist respectively, for an all Indian problem setting panel came together, put up an excellent show, and most importantly had lots of fun. That is what our Cook-Offs are all about. Aren’t they? Accompanying the vivacious trio of the above three were Praveen Dhinwa (a good friend of them all) as contest admin and Sergey Kulik and Gedi Zheng as Russian and Mandarin translators correspondingly.
By now you would have understood that the July Cook-Off 2015 was a contest high on oomph, excitement, and plethora of action on the rank table. So, let’s relive some of those wonderful moments.
The July Cook-Off 2015 had one of the best starts we have seen here on CodeChef. We had only 1 WA in the first 50 submissions and more than 90 ACs in the first 100. Now, with that kind of results flowing on the rank tables, it becomes tough to imagine that Gennady got a WA. But yes, it did happen at 09:46 PM on KNODES, when his first submission got WA. And like our problem setter, we were all surprised. However, our joys were short lived as in next five minutes he went on to crack KNODES, and in next 30 minutes sealed his place at the top of the rank table with all five problems in his bag. Yes, it was that quick. And with that fate of the contest was almost decided, with the names to follow Gennady on the rank table getting almost apparent.
So, let’s meet them all.
We first meet, the top 10 ROW:
Now, the Indian top 5:
Heartiest congratulations to all of you on your performances. We hope you enjoyed the problem set.
The July Cook-Off 2015 brought us our first all Indian problem setting panel, but if you think we have had it before, do write in to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall correct it. Also, if you think that we could have it in our future contests then do send in the names that you want to see come together for a Cook-Off or a Long Challenge, and we will try to assemble them for you.
That brings us to the section where we give you the editorials for the contest, so check out the editorials for our July Challenge 2015.
As you might have noticed that we are running severely late with our blog posts, and this is only the second in the series of the several pending blogs we have to pen down. So, without stretching this post any further, we would like put full stop and move towards the July LunchTime 2015. We have tried to cover all the highlights for the July Cook-off 2015. But, if you think that we have missed any, kindly do let us know in the comments box below.
That will be all from CodeChef for now. We will come quickly with another short story from another contest.
See you at the contests.
It’s been eons, or at least seems like eons, since we last posted our contest blog. And without candying the words to explain the delay, we will simply say “Sorry” for all the delay. It should not have been this late. We hope you will understand and excuse us for putting you through the entire wait. We will try and make sure that it’s not there for the upcoming contest blogs. Yes, we know we have assured that in the past as well, but this time we will try and be less feigned to our words. So, we start with July Challenge 2015. It will be a small, yet succinct post covering the July Challenge. So, sit back and enjoy.
Set by the practiced problem setting panel featuring the likes of Vasia Antoniuk, Nazarbek Altybay, Mugurel Ionut, Sergey Nagin, Sunny Agarwal, Jakub Safin, Pavel Sheftelevich, Surya Kiran, Devendra Agarwal, and Egor Bobyk the July Challenge 2015 was in safe hands as far as testing and teasing the participants is concerned. The experienced hands of Mugrel Ionut also took up the responsibility of doubling as the tester for the contest and hence, assuring that it had the right ingredients to keep you occupied for the entire duration of the contest. The Russian and Mandarin flavors for the problem set came from Sergey Kulik and Gedi Zheng. Overlooking the proceedings before and during the contest to ensure a smooth-go was our omnipresent admin Praveen Dhinwa, while the post contest dessert in the editorials came from the famed Lalit Kundu. With that decorated problem setting panel, we were all set to serve the July Challenge 2015 and let you all satisfy your craving for some testing problem set. And it all began at 3rd July 2015 15:00 IST.
The July Challenge began with CHCUBE, which remained the hot favorite of the participants at the initial stage of the contest. The submission results of all sorts started appearing on the rank table as we moved into the contest. A lot of them were the “green tick of happiness.” It’s nice to start the contest on a felicitous note. Alongside CHCUBE, LCKYST and EGBOBRD got maximum love from the participants. And as the number of green ticks started mixing with the red crosses and exclamation of WA and TLE respectively, the frequent changes in the names topping the charts started slowing down. And by now we were comfortably into the final days of the contest. It meant that we already had our winner in our sight, it was just not clear. But now, the contest is over (long over I should say), so let’s meet them.
We start with the ladies. The top ten women who were in the top 100 in the rank table.
The ROW top 10:
Now, the Indian top 20:
The ROW top 5 School Students:
The Indian top 5 School Students:
And now our special achievers, the top three users with highest score for challenge problem CHTTRS apart from the winners:
The ROW top 3:
The Indian top 3:
Congratulations to all our winners and to all the participants on their performances. We hope you all enjoyed the contest.
With that we reach to the final segment of the post. Let us take you through the yummy editorials for the July Challenge 2015. We are sure you already would have devoured them. However, we still would take you through them.
That will be all from us for now. The next stop for this already late running train of our post contest blog train is July Cool-Off 2015. So, let’s move towards that. Running on a tight schedule makes you miss out on so many important things that otherwise you would not have. And if you think for the July Challenge 2015 we have missed some, feel free to send them to us through your comments below or you can write us at: email@example.com.
See you all at the contests.