New users are requested to go through the below information to know more about the contest.
CodeChef: A Platform for Aspiring Programmers
CodeChef was created as a platform to help programmers make it big in the world of algorithms, computer programming and programming contests. At CodeChef, we work hard to revive the geek in you by hosting a programming contest at the start of the month and another smaller programming challenge in the middle of the month.
About CodeChef February Cook-Off:
CodeChef Cook-Off is a two and half hour long action packed programming contest. It is a great opportunity for everyone to master the art of problem solving under immense pressure and by quick thinking. The contest sees some of the biggest names in the competitive programming around the world rubbing shoulders to emerge on top and gives you a chance to improve your mettle among them. If speed and accuracy are your thing, the CodeChef Cook-Off is just perfect podium for you.
The February Cook-Off 2015 is our very first Cook-Off featuring an all Indian problem setting panel. You surely do not want to miss this.
- Problem Setter: Devendra Agarwal
- Problem Tester: Anudeep Nekkanti
- Editorialist: Amit Pandey
- Contest Admin: Praveen Dhinwa
- Russian Translator: Sergey Kulik
- Mandarin Translator: Gedi Zheng
- Contest Link: February Cook-Off 2015
- Duration: 2.5 hrs
- Start Date: Sunday, 15th February, 2015 at 21:30 HRS (IST)
- End Date: Monday, 16th February, 2015 at 00:00 HRS (IST)
- Number of problems: 5
Eligibility Criteria: Anyone with a knack for Programming :P
Our contests are open to all the programmers across the globe. However, all the participants are expected to abide to CodeChef Code Of Conduct.
What’s new in CodeChef?
Rules and Regulations:
- In case you are a new user, you will need to first register for a CodeChef ID here.
- Contest problems will become visible on February 15th, 2015 at 21:30 (IST). There will be 5 problems in all. Check your time zone here.
- Please do not discuss strategy, suggestions or tips in the comments during a live contest. Posting questions clarifying the problem statement is ok. If you are unsure, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Discussing CodeChef’s problems or any aspect of problem, on any other platform on web, on identification, could lead to disabling of respective account and banning from the community.
- You can also send in your queries in an email to email@example.com, during the contest.
- 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.
- You shall not possess more than one account on CodeChef. If you have, then do let us know, so that we can deactivate the insignificant one. If you do not report it and we come to know about it, we may deactivate both the accounts permanently.
- If anyone is using code from some other source in his submission, he should provide proper attribution. Failing this, it may be considered plagiarism and the submission will be subject to disqualification.
- The number of submissions that one can make during the contest on the problem will be limited to 500.
15/02/2015, 22:35: The statement for the problem WORLDCUP has been updated
15/02/2015, 21:30: The rankings for the contest can be found here.