Registrations are now open for CodeChef SnackDown - a global programming contest | Qualifier starts on 27th May 2016!
CodeChef SnackDown is a multi-round computer programming contest, it will witness coders from schools, colleges, and organizations, across all ages, competing against each other on a global platform. This year there will be world's best 25 teams battling out with India's best 25 teams in Mumbai for the ultimate title of “SnackDown Champions” and hefty cash awards worth $22,500, a lucrative job offer with Directi, and plethora of cool SnackDown merchandises. The registrations are now open and the qualifying round will start on 27th May 2016. More information about the contest can be found here: https://www.codechef.com/snackdown/2016.
Passionate about algorithmic tasks? Take part in the eighth edition of international programming marathon Deadline24!
The teams of three may register up until February, 25. They will compete in the qualifying round online on February 28. For more information http://www.deadline24.pl.
Let the programming spirit flourish! Spoj.com becomes community partner in IndiaHacks
Spoj.com is happy to become a Community Partner of Hacker Earth in their flagship event - IndiaHacks, the world's largest developer confluence, which aims to encourage programming and celebrate the spirit of coding among developers.
It comprises of a combination of online hackathons and programming contests. This massive event commenced on January 8th, 2016 with Fintech Hackathon and Bot Challenge programming contest - two of the nine technology tracks, scheduled for the month long code fest. The other tracks open for participation for developers are Algorithms, Machine Learning, IoT, Game development, Open Source, Online Commerce, Travel and Transportation. These hackathons will see developers build unique and interesting products in only 48 hours.
The top 20 teams/individuals from the online phase will be shortlisted from each track and will be invited to the offline conference, where they will again hack for 24 hours and present their ideas to a panel of judges. Developers also get to win some cool prizes like a Trip to San Francisco, Xbox One, Go Pro 4 and much more.
So if you are developer or a coder, register and participate in IndiaHacks ->http://hck.re/x4pyxe
NASA and Freelancer’s Space Contest
For the first several contests, help build tools for the Robonaut R2, a robotic assistant used to help humans work and explore in space. Why not take this chance to be a part of humanity's journey to go beyond Earth's orbit and explore the vast wonder of space? Join the contests now.
Enter Coding Chill-out zone
Remote session : 26.06 - 03.07 2015
On-line session is OPEN for any registered users. Two categories: students & IT Pros. Join today and share our passion for coding. Code from your own #CodingChillout zone and rank high! Grab paid GitHub plans and Cloud computing tokens offered by Octawave.
Are you in Malta?
GOTO: On-site event in Malta on 11th July @Microsoft Innovation Center. All in relaxed and chilling climate of Maltese islands ... Just simply Enter Coding Chill-out zone, add song to the event playlist...and do what you LOVE. Register today: http://codechillout.sphere-contest.com
CodeChef SnackDown 2015 - Code Your Heart Out
To honor the very long service of our old checkers, we would like to share a little more of their background story with you. The SPOJ website is developed and maintained by Sphere Research Labs. The "sphere" is cited in described in many sources as the perfect three-dimensional shape - the model of beauty and excellence. The naming convention for our computing clusters is also based on spatial geometry: our servers' names include "Cubes", "Cones", "Pyramids", and "Prisms".
SPOJ started out in 2004 with a bunch of vintage 266MHz machines named "Cones". These were very soon completely replaced by the freshly withdrawn "Pyramid" cluster. The single computing unit for "Pyramids" was the Intel Pentium III 733 MHz, and submissions at SPOJ were allowed to use up to 256MB of memory. The slowness of Pyramids by today's standards was often seen by problem setters as an advantage: it was possible to distinguish fast algorithms from slow ones without creating enormous datasets. The new "Cube" cluster consists of modern and fast Intel Pentium G860 CPU's and your submissions are run with a 1536 MB memory limit.
The chart below shows the number of pieces of code executed annually on the "Pyramid" cluster, between 2004 and last year. That's exactly 10074843 submissions in total. Since 2012, you can also see how many submissions were executed using the "Cube" cluster. The two clusters were almost equally loaded in 2014.
The last Pyramid submission was executed on 2015-03-02 at 10:51:35. We turned off the Pyramid cluster on the same day at noon GMT+1.
We hope that when we share the next chart with you at some point in the next 10 years, the submission rate will still be increasing at least as quickly as in the last decade!