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Join the competitions they said! See new worlds they said!

Monday, May 7, 2012

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We have added a new section to the site with many more programming challenges and upcoming competitions and events. Sites with programming challenges First of all we have a list of sites which offers programming and math challenges for you to try out. It can be found in the top menu under programming challenges. So […]

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An Eyewitness account from the NCPC

An Eyewitness account from the NCPC – Part 3/3

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Editors note: Yesterday we left Suprdewd and his teammates sweating over the remaining problems to solve, so lets pop our heads back in and lets see how this ends.We're given a list of moose. We know their strength and the year they first competed. We also know that Karl is the first moose in the list. After reading in the data, we looped through all the years, starting at 2011 and going up. Inside the loop we found the strongest moose which started competing not later than the current year in the loop. Then we removed that moose from the list. If that moose was Karl, we would output the current year and exit. If we got through all the years without Karl ever winning, we output “unknown”.

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An Eyewitness account from the NCPC

An Eyewitness account from the NCPC – Part 2/3

Monday, October 17, 2011

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Editor note: We are coming back from the short break with a lot of exciting students ready to throw them self at 10 exciting problems that needs to be solve in a very short time. So lets get right into it.There are 10 problems, uniquely identified with a character from A to J. They are not ordered by difficulty, but in a competition like this you want to finish the easiest problems first. In this post I will talk about problem C and D.

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An Eyewitness account from the NCPC

An Eyewitness account from the NCPC – Part 1/3

Sunday, October 16, 2011

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I don't remember how, but I found NCPC's website at the beginning of this year. I asked a teacher from Reykjavík University (I'll use RU here after), which had taught one of the classes I attended, about the competition. He talked to the guy who was hosting the local contest and told me that I was allowed to compete even though it is mainly for university students. My teammates and I were very excited and happy. Especially since only one of us is in a university yet.The competition was held at RU for Icelandic teams. There were only 4 teams from Iceland and we were all in the same classroom during the competition. All of us were having fun. All the teams were pretty even the whole time, and a live scoreboard was available online, so everyone was on their toes the whole competition. A lot of cheering was heard every time a problem was successfully submitted from any of the teams. The last hour the live online scoreboard was disabled to boost the excitement. I'll tell you how my team did later, but first I'm going to show you the problems.

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