Sunday, June 5, 2011

ACM ICPC 2011 World Finals - prizes for first solution for each problem

Did you know that they gave $1500 to the team with the first accepted solution, and $1050 for every other team that solved one of the problems before others in the ACM ICPC 2011 World Finals? You can find all teams that got these prizes at the bottom of the Official Results.

People who went to the World Finals awards ceremony obviously do, but I think this hasn't been mentioned online. What do you think - does this make sense?

9 comments:

  1. I wonder if the teams knew about it in advance.
    It's kinda weird to create conflicting motivations in a competition, but after all you can ignore the cash bonuses and go for the #problems solved/low penalty time, and if the cash bonus motivates somebody to do an unsolved problem and show the other teams that it's doable - well, it might be good.

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  2. Well, this was mentioned in the printouts given to coaches, but most don't read those.

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  3. Absolutely. This rule was there in Harbin too. Given there are ~100 teams in the contest with extremely different levels of training and skills, this gives a few more teams a shot at some glory (especially by getting the easy problems first). 

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  4. plzz give a link to your latest screencast , I am not able to download it from torrent

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  5. Hey, it's nice but full judging data is much nicer :)

    I am unable to download your screencasts, the torrents are unseeded and none of the direct links work, can you look in to this (in particular http://petr-mitrichev.blogspot.com/2011/01/screencasts-2010-and-snarknews-winter.html ).

    Thanks :)

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  6. They should be seeded now. Please tell if you're still unable to download them.

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  7. I've brought the torrents back up, please tell if it still doesn't work.

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  8. I am just so clueless about the approach to solve the Problem A of world final 2011. Would you be kind enough to explain on how can i solve this problem. 
    thanks

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