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SnackDown Past Facts

  • The inaugural edition of CodeChef SnackDown was hosted back in 2009.
  • The first edition was a two round competition with 639 teams of 3 members each competing in the first round and top 7 teams moving to the onsite finale, on January 10th 2010.
  • After the first edition, SnackDown went on a hiatus of 5 years, before making a comeback in a bigger avatar in 2015.
  • SnackDown has received registrations from participants of 122 countries till now.
  • SnackDown has seen participation by students/professionals from 2234 unique institutes/organisations/schools from across the globe.
  • Participants have used 43 different programming languages to code their solutions.
  • The most used programming language in SnackDown has been C++ with a whopping 35264 AC's in the language!
  • No team has ever managed to solve all the problems in a SnackDown Finale.
  • The maximum number of problems solved by a team across all the rounds of SnackDown is 61. This feat was achieved by team sequoia of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, featuring Alexander Ostanin & Alexey Dmitriev.
  • The fastest submission made in a SnackDown Finale was made by team of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv featuring Dmytro Ihnatenko in SnackDown 2015 Finale. They cracked their first problem in 396 seconds.
  • The fastest submission made in a SnackDown Elimination was made by team coderacers of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi featuring Abhay Garg & Aditya Jain in Online Elimination Round of SnackDown 2015. They cracked their first problem in 261 seconds.