The August Cook-off has ended.
All problems have been added to the practice section.
The editorials for the contest can be found here.
The Winners blog will be updated soon.
All the solutions for the problem set are public and the problems will be moved to practice section.
In case you are a new user, you will need to first register for a CodeChef ID here.
- Please do not discuss strategy, suggestions or tips in the comments during a live contest. Posting questions clarifying the problem statement is ok. Comments will be published only after admin approval during the contest. If you are unsure, email us at email@example.com
- You can also send in your queries in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, during the contest.
- Contest problems will become visible on August 19th, 2012 at 21:30 (IST). There will be 5 problems in all. Check your timezone here.
- You will receive one point for solving a problem (passing all test cases - no partial credit), regardless of the level of difficulty of that problem.
- Users are ranked according to the most problems solved. Ties will be broken by the total time for each user in ascending order of time.
- The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved. The time consumed for a solved problem is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to the submittal of the first accepted run plus 20 penalty minutes for every previously rejected run for that problem. There is no time consumed for a problem that is not solved.
19/08/2012, 21:00 IST: The ranking for the contest can be foundÂ here.
19/08/2012, 22:10 IST: We are experiencing a huge delay in judging of submissions. We are working on fixing this ASAP.
19/08/2012, 22:40 IST: Due to overload of submissions at the SPOJ Judge, the August Cook-Off has been put on hold for 10 minutes till 22:45 IST. This has been done to let the Judge catch up with the current submissions. We request everyone to bear with us till then. We are regretful of the inconvenience this situation has caused everyone..
19/08/2012, 22:50 IST:The submissions for the problems are open again. Let us know if you face any issues.
20/08/2012, 00:00 IST: The contest has been extended for 20 more minutes. The contest will end at 12:20 AM IST.