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Google Code Jam 2013 Qualification Ro...

Google Code Jam 2013 Qualification Round
Fair and Square Pretty easy to pass the qualifier, I did the first problem – Tic-Tac-Toe-Tomek -. I did the small and large inputs, so I guess that alone would qualify me because it’s 10 and 30 points; and all you need is 35 I think. But who knows, maybe I made a mistake with the large input (which doesn’t get checked until [...]

Ahh, too slow in 1B Google Code Jam &...

Ahh, too slow in 1B Google Code Jam – Revenge of the Hot Dogs
Oh man! I had it. If only I was as fast as these guys to the left! I got short and long for the 1st problem (but almost everyone did). I was so close to finishing the second one, (I would have had to get the long set as well at that point in the competition¬†to make the top 1000). Don’t know if I want to try at 2am my time the round 1C&# [...]

Round 1A – Pseudominion Busted ...

Round 1A – Pseudominion Busted Me #GoogleCodeJam
Hmmm… Google code jam really took it to me in Round 1A.¬† I thought I would be clever and use strategy to get into the top 1000. I knew my strengths and weaknesses. Weakness- only a month of programming experience and in Python (which doesn’t execute as fast as C++), so speed is not my friend Strength- problem solving ability So, a [...]