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Advent Programming Contest - sealfin - Dec 1, 2012 09:22 AM

Just stumbled upon a thread posted in xkcd's Coding forum by LordBritish (presumably not that Lord British Wink) advertising the Advent Programming Contest organised by the IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt:

LordBritish Wrote:[J]oin any time, no registration cost[,] no prizes[...]A new problem will be added everyday until December 24.

Solutions to problems may be submitted in C, C++, Java, Perl, or Python.

A few links: to the xkcd forum thread, to the post announcing the contest, and to the contest site.

RE: Advent Programming Contest - sealfin - Jan 13, 2013 08:20 AM

Not sure if anybody from this forum participated in the contest (I didn't notice any familiar names on the ranking board Wink), but I achieved a rank of 11th (out of 118 participants) – I'm as surprised as anybody Blink

Edit: Apparently I achieved a better rank than I thought Blink

RE: Advent Programming Contest - SethWillits - Jan 13, 2013 10:54 AM

Good job. What were the challenges like?

RE: Advent Programming Contest - sealfin - Dec 2, 2014 11:21 AM

SethWillits Wrote:What were the challenges like?

I hadn't realised that I hadn't replied to this thread Blush I posted my solutions to – as well as the descriptions of – those problems I solved when I participated in the contest in 2012 (C & C++) and 2013 (Java) on my blog.

RE: Advent Programming Contest - funkboy - Dec 2, 2014 05:05 PM

Wow - great job!