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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]