Sunday, May 13, 2018

A +300 week

The week before the ICPC World Finals featured two competitions, both on Saturday. First off, Google Code Jam 2018 Round 1A took place very early (problems, results, top 5 on the left, analysis). This was the first round under complete new rules, as the penalty time did not matter in the qualification. The optimal strategy, of course, stayed more or less the same — just solve all problems quickly and without bugs :) vepifanov has executed it really well, congratulations on the victory!

TopCoder SRM 733 followed later that day (problems, results, top 5 on the left, analysis). Kriii has really dominated the proceedings, spending a bit over 18 minutes on all three problems in total Compare that to a bit over 41 minutes that kuniavski needed, and he came in second! Amazing performance by Kriii.

This was the third SRM which doesn't list cgy4ever in its authors, marking the transition to misof as the new TopCoder problem coordinator. Congratulations to misof on the new role, looking forward to the next SRMs!

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