Yesterday night I went to the nearby cyber cafe to attend the first programming contest of my life. But I had to complete the contest in 1/3 time as the cyber cafe was about to get closed by 9:00 p.m.(Don't have PC at home, this I am writing from my school lab.).
Made a new codechef account for the same purpose, settled myself on a computer with 20 mins to go for the contest.
The wait ended and and the problems flashed on the screen.
Started the first problem with full excitement. The problem was set by Udit Sanghi, and the problem statement started with something bad about schools(What else did you expected) which on one go I understood it is unsolvable for me, atleast in the given time constraints. Went for the another problem "Ant in a Box", Ahhh this was the problem I came for, but the genius inside me thought that following formulas are same
So with no problem solved and 4 WA's and time coming to an end, I saw one problem getting a lot of submissions, that peer pressure one, Opened with hope that maybe I will go home with some respect, but it turned out be a Graph problem. Without a second reading I logged out of Codechef .
So this was my first contest experience, Ladies and Gentlemen.
P.S. - On my way home I realized that there was no sorting/searching which I thought was the only topic that would come, because of ZCO :).