By Cauchico, history, 4 weeks ago, In English

Hello Codeforces!

Back from the dead, we'd like to invite you to the online mirror of the Helvetic Coding Contest, Switzerland open championship! You can find past mirror from 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

The Helvetic Coding Contest used to be held yearly at EPFL. This year, the Polympiads association is bringing it back alive! The contest itself took place on April the 13th, but the online mirror is scheduled on Saturday, 4th of May, 09:05 Swiss time. The duration is 4:30.


  • you can participate in teams or individually with a single computer (1-3 people),

  • standard ACM-ICPC rules (no hacking),

  • the contest is not rated,

  • if you have participated in the onsite contest, please do not participate in the mirror.

Contrary to what the mirror's date might lead you to believe, this year's theme is Harry Potter. It features 7 series of 3 related tasks with increasing difficulty (easy/medium/hard). Note that we do not guarantee that all problems are solvable using python.

Thanks a lot to:

UPDATE: Editorial is out, also available as a PDF. Thanks all for participating!

UPDATE 2: Congratulations to the winners who solved all 21 subtasks:

  1. thinking: Ormlis, Mangooste
  2. Captain take me!: crazy_sea, A_zjzj, 275307894a
  3. japan406364961: Nyaan, kotatsugame, risujiroh
  4. Qingyu Fan Club: xinyoudui, GapGapGap, InfiniteStarlight
  5. Idea Generators Club: tedi_2.0, Denisov, Valera_Grinenko
  6. 244mhq
  7. jiangly

UPDATE 3: Also huge congratulations to the winners of the onsite round (no prewritten code or Internet access was allowed, so the conditions were a bit different):

  1. Felt smart (might un-participate later) — 20 subtasks
  2. Nameless Silly Moon — 18 subtasks
  3. ***IsEvil? — 17 subtasks
  4. Breakfast Master Toaster — 16 subtasks
  5. Hairy Stofler — 16 subtasks
  6. thethingswedoforpizza — 15 subtasks
  7. huchibuchi — 15 subtasks

We hope you enjoyed the problems, please share your thoughts in comments!

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By SashaT9, 3 weeks ago, In English

Hello everyone,

FBI and SashaT9 are very exited to invite you to Codeforces Round 943 (Div. 3)! It starts on May/02/2024 17:45 (Moscow time).

The format of the event will be like any Div. 3 rounds:

  • 6-8 tasks;
  • ICPC rules with a penalty of 10 minutes for an incorrect submission;
  • 12-hour phase of open hacks after the end of the round (hacks do not give additional points);
  • after the end of the open hacking phase, all solutions will be tested on the updated set of tests.

Only trusted participants of the third division will be included in the official standings table. This is a forced measure for combating unsporting behavior. To qualify as a trusted participant of the third division, you must:

  • take part in at least five rated rounds (and solve at least one problem in each of them),
  • do not have a point of 1900 or higher in the rating.

Regardless of whether you are a trusted participant of the third division or not, if your rating is less than 1600 (or you are a newcomer/unrated), then the round will be rated for you.

We would like to thank:

Good luck and have fun!

UPD: Editorial.

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By rui_er, history, 4 weeks ago, In English

久别无恙, Codeforces!

We are glad to invite you to take part in Codeforces Round 942 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round 942 (Div. 2), which will start on Apr/30/2024 17:35 (Moscow time). You will be given 6 problems and 2 hours and 30 minutes to solve them in both divisions. Some problems will be divided into two subtasks.

The problems were authored and prepared by N_z__, wyrqwq, yinhy09 and me rui_er.

We would like to thank:

Score distribution:

  • Div. 2: 500 — 750 — 1500 — (1000 + 1500) — 2500 — 3500
  • Div. 1: 750 — (500 + 750) — 1250 — 1750 — (1750 + 1000) — 3500

We hope you'll like the problemset!

UPD: Congrats to the winners!

Div. 2:

  1. 3_m
  2. RinaRin
  3. eightniko
  4. liumohan
  5. golomb

Div. 1:

  1. tourist
  2. jiangly
  3. jqdai0815
  4. gamegame
  5. Kevin114514

Editorial is out.

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By awoo, history, 4 weeks ago, translation, In English

Neapolis University Pafos

Hello Codeforces!

The series of Educational Rounds continues thanks to the support of the Neapolis University Pafos.

On Apr/29/2024 17:35 (Moscow time) Educational Codeforces Round 165 (Rated for Div. 2) will start.

This round will be rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100. It will be held on extended ICPC rules. The penalty for each incorrect submission until the submission with a full solution is 10 minutes. After the end of the contest, you will have 12 hours to hack any solution you want. You will have access to copy any solution and test it locally.

You will be given 6 or 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were invented and prepared by Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Ivan BledDest Androsov, Maksim Neon Mescheryakov, Roman Roms Glazov and me. Also, huge thanks to Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for great systems Polygon and Codeforces.

Good luck to all the participants!

UPD: Editorial is out

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By jdurie, 4 weeks ago, In English

Hi, Codeforces!

I welcome everyone to participate in Codeforces Round 941 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round 941 (Div. 2), which will start on Apr/27/2024 17:35 (Moscow time).

Both divisions will be given 6 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

One of the problems was also used in the Yandex Cup finals, which was authored by tourist, so if you participated in the Yandex Cup finals or know the problems, please refrain from participating. All other problems were created and prepared by me.

I would like to thank:

Good luck to all the participants!

Score distribution:

Division 1: 500 — 1250 — 1500 — 2000 — 2500 — 3500

Division 2: 500 — 1000 — 1500 — 2000 — 2250 — 3000

Update: Editorial is up

Congratulations to the winners!

Div. 1:

  1. jiangly
  2. conqueror_of_tourist
  3. nocriz
  4. tatyam
  5. bruhopen

Div. 2:

  1. Chengxixi
  2. SlhShn
  3. SlavicC
  4. awooga
  5. zyh_helen

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By fangahawk, 5 weeks ago, In English

Hello Codeforces!

We're glad to invite everyone to participate in Codeforces Round 940 (Div. 2) and CodeCraft-23, which will start on Apr/21/2024 17:35 (Moscow time). The contest will be rated for all the Div. 2 participants (Rating < 2100).

The Programming Club at IIIT-H organizes this event as a part of our techno-cultural fest Felicity @ IIIT Hyderabad.

Programming Club at IIIT-H

You will have 6 problems to solve in the duration of 2 hours 2 hours and 15 minutes. One of the problems is divided into 2 subtasks. Do ensure you read all of the problems!

There have been a bunch of people that have helped us in making this contest a (hopefully) great one!

Score Distribution: $$$500 - 1000 - 1500 - 1750 - 2250 - (2250 + 1250)$$$

Hope you enjoy the problems!

UPD: The editorial can be found here.

UPD: The Winners


  1. Alphaqwq_
  2. misfits
  3. Monkey1ng
  4. Nanani_fan
  5. lmq3z


  1. BurnedChicken
  2. maspy
  3. kotatsugame
  4. zdc123456
  5. zjy2008

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By ICPCNews, 5 weeks ago, In English

text Hello Codeforces!

The 2023 ICPC World Finals Luxor will begin on April 18, 2024 at 10:00 UTC. This time, we have a double World Finals. You can distinguish them by colors: blue (fish emoji) and green (crocodile). Join us on the live broadcast for this awesome double event of the year in competitive programming; commentators will include ecnerwala, SecondThread, Egor, and more!

ICPC World Finals Luxor is hosted by The Arab Academy for Science, Technology, & Maritime Transport (AASTMT), the ICPC World Finalist teams for two seasons will compete for World Championship awards, prizes, and bragging rights. More than 130 teams of each season represent the best of great universities of eight ICPC regions.

Teams qualified to ICPC WF Luxor:

Some useful links:


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All available broadcasts:


Also, you can observe teams' monitors and web cameras on the separate broadcast. Sent team's hashtag to the chat to see your favorite! All hashtags for both seasons were collected in this list

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We wish good luck to all competing teams to have a great time spending, and to do the best to get amazing results!

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By feeder1, history, 6 weeks ago, In English

(I'm too lazy to write a post so I copied last year's, thanks pooty)

Hello, Codeforces community!

We are happy to invite you to participate in National University of Singapore (NUS) CS3233 Final Team Contest 2024 Mirror on Monday, April 15, 2024, at 09:15 UTC. CS3233 is a course offered by NUS to prepare students in competitive problem solving.

The contest is unofficial and will be held in Codeforces Gym. Standard ICPC rules (Unrated, ICPC Rules, Teams Preferred) apply. The contest is unrated. Note the unusual starting time.

The problems are written and prepared by user202729_, rama_pang, yz_, benson1029, HuaJun, and feeder1.

We would also like to thank:

  • Prof. Steven Halim for coordinating and teaching the CS3233 course;
  • benson1029 and HuaJun as teaching assistants;
  • (Pyqe, hocky, faustaadp), and Berted for testing the contest;
  • errorgorn for existing;
  • the Kattis team for the platform used in the CS3233 course and in the official contest;
  • Codeforces Headquarters for letting us announce on the main page; and finally
  • MikeMirzayanov for the amazing Codeforces and Polygon platform!

The contest will last for 5 hours and consist of 13 problems. While it is preferred to participate in a team, individual participation is also allowed.

The problems themselves may be quite standard as they are targeted toward those who have just learned competitive problem solving. However, we have also included a few challenging problems for stronger teams, such as ex-IOI or ICPC participants taking part in the course as well. So, the participants can expect a good mix of problems of varying difficulty levels, that we hope can be educational!

We hope you will enjoy and have fun in the contest. Good luck!

UPD: The contest is over! Here is the editorial.

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By 0doO, history, 6 weeks ago, In English

Ciallo, codeforces~(∠・ω< )⌒☆

We are pleased to invite you to participate in Codeforces Round 939 (Div. 2), which will start on Apr/13/2024 17:35 (Moscow time).

The problems are from Otomachi_Una and me.

This round will be rated for participants whose rating is below 2100. Participants with higher ratings may participate out of the competition.

You will be given 6 problems and 2 hours to solve them. We hope you find them interesting.

We would like to thank:

Score distribution: $$$500-750-1500-1750-(1500+750)-2500$$$

Good luck on the round and high rankings to everyone!

UPD: Editorial out.

UPD: the winners

Div. 1 Div. 2
BurnedChicken zjy114514
StarSilk King_of_Beggars
maspy _MyGO_Tomori_
415411 LegendaryGrandmasterLjm
Rubikun naniak

Photo of authors (unfortunately, I can't come, so my profile is shown in the picture): photo

UPD: The rating changes for Educational Codeforces Round 164 will be applied after this round.

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