Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A Toronto week

The Aug 6 - Aug 12 week was the Google Code Jam final week, onsite in Toronto. Distributed Code Jam 2018 Finals has opened the event on Thursday (problems, results, top 5 on the left, analysis). The contestants pursued wildly varying sets of problems, but in the end only Radewoosh, kevinsogo, tczajka and fagu could solve more than one full problem. Congratulations to all four, and especially to Radewoosh on the win!

The more traditional Code Jam 2018 Finals followed a day later (problems, results, top 5 on the left, analysis). Once again the sets of problems of the top contestants were very different, but this time only one participant managed to get three full problems: Gennady.Korotkevich. Congratulations on the victory!

Codeforces Round 503 took place on Saturday (problems, results, top 5 on the left, analysis). This time it was top four participants on four problems, with Marcin_smu barely claiming the first plce thanks to having only one pretests failure compared to Radewoosh's five. Well done!

Finally, VK Cup 2018 Final onsite in St Petersburg wrapped up the week on Sunday (problems, results, top 5 on the left). The heavy pre-round favorite "Нижний Магазин SU: BZ" was a lot faster than everybody else to solve the first five problems, but the system test failure meant that they had to settle for third. Team "120 Minutes Adventure" was more careful and thus claimed the victory. Congratulations!

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  1. It looks to me that fagu also solved two full problems.