Programming

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

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

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 if you are out of Project Euler problems, or want to test your skills at something less mathy and more computer sciency then some of these sites might be for you. ones of them is the UVa Online Judge which we have started covering. So check them out.

If you have know of a site that you think should be listed for others to enjoy, don’t hesitate on letting us know, either through comments on this post or through our contact form. The section is still very new, so there are most likely a lot of sites that we don’t know of. Continue reading →

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An Eyewitness account from the NCPC – Part 3/3

An Eyewitness account from the NCPC – Part 3/3

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. Read part 1 and 2

Problem F

My teammates had trouble understanding the description at first, but figured it out after writing it out on a piece of paper (I recommend taking a pen and paper to a competition if you’re allowed to).

Read the whole problem description here. Continue reading →

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An Eyewitness account from the NCPC – Part 2/3

An Eyewitness account from the NCPC – Part 2/3

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. Read part 1 here

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.

The problem set is located here, but since the problem descriptions are long, I won’t be posting them here. I recommend you read the problems and try them out for yourself before reading the rest of the story. You need to read the descriptions of problems A, C,  D and F at least, which are the problems I’ll be talking about. Continue reading →

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An Eyewitness account from the NCPC – Part 1/3

An Eyewitness account from the NCPC – Part 1/3

Editors note: The absolute top commenter and a huge help on the blog Suprdewd  has recently participated in the Nordic Collegial Programming Challenge 2011. I was all excited of his participation and convinced him to write about the experience. SuprDewd is a 17 old computer science student from Iceland with 4 years experience programming and a much greater insight in the C# API than I can ever hope to gain. He keeps a nice collection of methods and algorithms at his Github repository which I can recommend you to pay a visit. But enough blabbering from me. Lets hear what he has to say.

I recently took part in the Nordic Collegial Programming Challenge 2011 (NCPC). It was very exciting and I had loads of fun. The problems were tough, but I’m going to walk you through some of them, while trying to share insight about the competition.

Before we get started, let me just give you a run through what NCPC and the international version ICPC is. Continue reading →

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