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Q&A session with Mahbubul Hasan, Codeforces Bangladesh #1by Keshav Dhandhania
Hello everyone! I am Md Mahbubul Hasan from Bangladesh. I entered competitive programming world probably back in 2003 when I was in class 10. Unfortunately tutorials, editorials etc was not much available back then. Even there was not much of online competitions, except some regular monthly or bi-weekly contest at UVa, specially during the end of a year. It was difficult to access TopCoder from our country, even in 2005, because of slow internet and load shedding issues. We went to ACM ICPC World Finals in 2008 and 2009. Since then I am no longer devoted in programming contest as full time. But somehow I managed to float around in the same level through out the time. It was wonderful to compete with/against multi generation of contestants from our country. Nowadays I mostly take part in annual competitions where there is tshirt as prize. Even if it is not by performance, my luck does not disappoint me winning them in lottery!
Personally I have very low capacity hard disk (can't recognize people, can't recall names, even if you give me some problem which I solved a few days ago there is high probability that I would...
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Q&A session with Amr Mahmoud, Codeforces Egypt #1by Keshav Dhandhania
My name is Amr Mahmoud. I'm currently studying Computer and Systems Engineering at Alexandria University. I was on the team that got the first place in Egypt National CPC, also the first place in Arab Regional CPC, and qualified to last year's ICPC in Phuket. I had an internship in Microsoft R&D lab. I'm currently doing an internship in Amazon web services.
Hey, I am new in programming. I don't know much about it. That's why I am seeking for help here. I confused which language should start learing first . And also needed suggestion for which books I should follow.
Thanks in advance.
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Judgesby Rayhan Mahmud Shihab
There are dozens of online judges and it's not a mission to solve all the problems :p.
But we will pick the problems which are necessary for our training.
Besides, we will try to participate in as many contests as possible.
Till now we have this list (In no particular order):
Have eyes on these for regular contests:
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I understand the problem, but I can't go ahead! (For beginners)by Rayhan Mahmud Shihab
First of all we are sorry that it's too late.
Let me tell you a common problem I face in contests.
"I read the problem statement and I understand that pretty well. But either I don't know how to approach or I get stuck in fixing bugs."
Sometimes it takes more than an hour to fix the bugs and the contest ends.
This is a common scenario for beginners like me.
For a beginner normally there are 3 types of problems in a contest ( especially in onsite ones). (Maybe these are true for experts too :p)
They understands the problem but can get AC because of lack of bug-free coding skills.
They understands nothing of a problem.
They understands well and get AC for 1-3 problems.
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How should we moveby Rayhan Mahmud Shihab
There are hundreds of ways and nothing is bad at all.
You need to choose the one you feel comfortable.
Let me tell you something. If you don't like this, go on, find your own and let others know who need your help.
Start with C. (Know about some header files and their features)