It’s Boxing Day and the potential ACM ICPC World Finalists are ready to box their way to the top of the ACM-ICPC Asia-Kolkata Site Onsite round 2015. The ring is set, and we are ready to witness yet another exciting onsite contest here in the city of joy, Kolkata. So, get ready for all the live action from NITTR, Kolkata. While we bring all the action as it happens for you, keep your messages and wishes flowing in support of your team.
10:25 am IST: The ACM-ICPC Asia-Kolkata Site Onsite round 2015 started with 11 problems to munch on. Let the problem solving begin.
10:33 am IST: Almost 10 Minutes into the contest and we have 10 teams who have cracked the first problem. That’s some speed.
10:40 am IST: The second problem has been cracked. 9 more to go.
10:45 am IST: Team “Plasma” of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra with 2 solved problems in their kitty.
10:53 am IST: Team “Plasma” of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra bags their 3rd. That’s amazing.
11:05 am IST: Here’s the live ranklist for #ACMICPC Asia-Kolkata Site Onsite round 2015.
11:53 am IST: Almost 80 minutes into the contest and we have 4 teams with 4 solved problems in against their name.
12:30 pm IST: Team ntm claims the top spot with 5 solved problems to their name.
12:32 pm IST: Here’s how the contest arena looks after almost 2 hours into the contest.
12:40 pm IST: Team FacelessMen of IIT Kanpur moves at 1st place with 5 solved problems to their name.
01:22 pm IST: Team FacelessMen of #IITKanpur going strong atop the rank table with 7 solved problems to their name. How many more they can crack? Let’s wait and watch.
01:49 pm IST: Team stronglyConnected of Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Pilani moves on to 2nd position with 6 solved problems to their name.
02:33 pm IST: With less than an hour to go, teams FacelessMen, stronglyConnected, and ntm all have 7 solved problems to their name. It’s going to be an exciting finish to the contest. Who’s your money on?
02:55 pm IST: The ranklist has been frozen. The wait begins.
03:30 pm IST: And the contest comes to an end. Now, we wait for the results. We will be updating the results with the pictures of the winning teams. So keep watching this space.
07:07 pm IST: The winner of the ACM ICPC Kolkata regionals 2015 is “Team FacelessMen” from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. They solved 8 problems to lead the scoreboard.
07:07 pm IST: The 1st runner up of the ACM ICPC Kolkata regionals 2015 is “Team ntm” from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. They too solved 8 problems.
07:07 pm IST: The 2nd runner up of the ACM ICPC Kolkata regionals 2015 is “Team stronglyConnected” from Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Pilani Campus.
That will be all folks. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. See you again at another ACM ICPC Regional.
It is morning and people are on their way to work, nursing their Monday blues. While the repetitive nature of the work-week waits to unfold for many, things are not quite the same for the students gathered at the ACM ICPC 2015 Amritapuri Regionals sites. The air is singing with enthusiasm and anxiety all at the same time. The participants have entered the contest arena and the next few hours will decide who goes to the ACM ICPC 2015-2016 finals at Songkla University Phuket, Thailand.
8:45 am: The teams have received their login details and questions for the contest will come up soon.
Bated breath. Watch this space for more to come.
9:05 am: Team “Epsilon Zero” cracks the first problem within four minutes. That’s great start we say.
9:15 am: Almost 85 teams have bagged the problem “BDAY”. That’s one big birthday party we are having here at ACM ICPC 2015 Amritapuri Regionals.
9:30 am: 10 teams have cracked at least 2 problems. Leading the rank table is team “stronglyConnected”.
9:55 am: Team Facelessmen from IIT Kanpur gets 3 questions before anybody else and are leading the scoreboard.
We have balloons coming up now as the contest completes its first hour!
10:05 am: The scoreboard is in a flurry of change as the teams scramble to make it to the top. Team “Instincts” from SSN Colege Of Engineering, TN also get 3 questions in and have moved to the 2nd spot.
Problems ‘Birthday’ and ‘Longest Palindrome’ remain on top of the ‘solved’ list of the teams!
10:17 am: Team Pynapple of BITMesra moves to 2nd place with 3 solved problems. The top ranks are currently carrying Teams Facelessmen, Pynapple, epsilon_zero and Instincts. Let’s keep a tab on them, shall we?
10:37 am: The clock is ticking and the teams are yet to get their 4th problem. Wonder who will get it first?
The contest was paused due to some technical glitch but not to worry, it has been moved over to the CodeChef platform at https://www.codechef.com/ACM15AMR
Let’s get the show on the road
1:18 pm: The team from IIT Roorkee ‘Invincibles’ are leading on the ranklist after solving their 4th problem. Let’s cheer them on and keep our eyes on the ranktable!
The Invincibles in action:
1:37 pm: ‘angle’ from IIT Delhi closely follow and have set up camp at Rank 2 on the ranklist. Who get’s the 5th question first, let’s see!
Team angle at the contest:
1:50 pm: Look what we have here, Rank 1 is occupied by doped_ducks from IIT Kharagpur. The top position has been captured, nobody knows for how long. Keep reading. More coming up soon!
doped_ducks in a tangle of balloons:
2:13pm: The rank table has bitbees, angle, Nullstellensatz, doped_ducks leading with maximum scores in this order. Changing rank tables have us waiting on the sidelines, but we will keep you posted on the happenings at the ICPC Regionals. Hold your breath
2:45 pm: Coins, Coprimes and Magical Matrix seem to have stumped most teams. let’s wait to see who gets them first!
While the ranklist decides who is beating whom, lets sidestep and go see the jury room!
The Rank list can only tell you so much Last few minutes of the contest and nobody knows what will happen. Cross your fingers and wait a while.
It is that time of the year again – when we at CodeChef pack up our backpacks and travel to the sites of the ACM ICPC regionals. Needless to say, we are stoked! Our office has become a makeshift inventory shed with all the cool goodies taking up a lot, and we can’t stress on the word LOT enough, of space! For weeks we have been prepping for this yearly encounter with all those brainiacs at the ICPC Regionals and we are all set to go see them.
We will be there interacting with the participants during registration where we will definitely see everyone putting their poser face on for #myicpcselfie and will catch up with them later during the practice round too.
It has been a chaotic week back at the kitchen, with all the goodies being designed and redesigned till they are absolutely perfect! We hope you like them as much as we do.
Also, a shout out to all those who have qualified for the #icpc2015 regionals, congratulations and all the very best! We are hoping for some exciting contests among the teams, an amazing event, and lots of fun getting to know all the enthusiastic coders. That’s all for now, we have flights to catch!
PS: To all candidates eligible for the travel reimbursement, come with your documents, find one of our team members ( you will find us at the registration desk on Day 1) and hand them over to us.