The magical rise of alladdin

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With August we go one step closer to a rather packed programming season. For the school students, we have the ZCO/ZIO, which for the college students have the ACM ICPC regionals fast approaching. Now, with so many significant competition lined up, programmers seek every opportunity they can get to test their preparations. And in August Challenge 2016 we presented them with one.

The problem set for August Challenge 2016 was nicely spread on the difficulty spectrum. While Chef and Chocolate made life easier in the contest, Chef and Guard Towers presented a stern test to everyone. However, the participants seemed to be enjoying the problems at both the ends of difficulty level. How do we know that? Well, the number of submissions on each of the problem tells us so.

Now, while the problem set was nicely balanced, the competition on the rank table was pretty unpredictable. The battle between the newcomer alladdin and the seasoned ceilks made up for an exciting battle to witness, with the eventual emergence of anta0, skyfire, and rns4 keeping us all on the edge of our seats. We are sure that the participants would have enjoyed the battle even more. Now, to find out who emerged on top at the end of the contest, let us take you through that rank table to meet all our winners.

First, the girls:

Now, the ROW top 10:

Now, the Indian top 20:

Now, we move to schools:

ROW Top 5:

Indian top 5:

And finally we move towards the special achievers category with users having highest scores for the challenge problem, other than the winners:

First the ROW top 3:

Now, the Indian top 3:

A huge round of applauds to all our winners and to everyone who took part in the contest. Now, before we move forward, let us give you the final stats for the contest.

  • Total Users: 7173
  • Total Submissions: 89401
  • Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 6472
  • Total users from India: 2290
  • Total users not from India: 4883

And finally, let us take you to the editorials for the contest.

We hope you enjoyed the contest. And before we put full stop on this tale of August Challenge 2016, let us thank our problem setters Vitalij Kozhukhivskij, Dmytro Berezin, Vasya Antoniuk, Nazarbek Altybay, Rishabh Jain, Kevin Charles Atienza, Shah Harshil Ketankumar, Snigdha Chandan, and Misha Chorniy, our tester Sergey Kulik and the entire panel for creating such a crunchy contest.

That will be all from us. We will soon come back with the stories from the two remaining contests from August. Till then, keep coding and do let us know your thoughts on the contest, the post, or just anything in general.

See you at the contests.

– Rudreshwar

Team CodeChef

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