Invitation to HOT 2022 - Optimization Challenge

Greetings, CodeChef community!

We are happy to announce the HOT 2022, which is an optimization tournament consisting of three competitions. When all rounds are over, the tournament winners will be determined based on the scoring system. The top four of them will receive grand tournament prizes:

  • :1st_place_medal: Winner: $4000
  • :2nd_place_medal: Runner-up: $2000
  • :3rd_place_medal: Third Place: $1000
  • :medal_sports: Forth Place: $500

The first round will take place September 3-11 on the Algotester platform. You will be solving a single problem, and we will provide you with a visualizer that should help you along the way. All individual participants are welcome to join.

The round prizes are:

  • Winner: $1500
  • Runner-up: $750
  • Third Place: $500
  • Forth Place: $400
  • Fifth Place: $300
  • 6th-10th Place: $200

More details and registration is available on the HOT 2022 page on Algotester - hot.algotester.com.

The contest is now underway!

A sliding tile puzzle with a handy and fun visualizer is waiting for you, along with cash prizes for top-10 competitors. You are also provided with the test generator and a quick-start solution in multiple languages, so you’ll be ready to start coding your ideas right away! To submit your solutions, make sure to register for the competition.

Just for fun, you can solve the same puzzle manually at slide.algotester.com. Good luck once again, and let the best participant win!

Hi Codechef!

The challenge is halfway now. Сheck the current leaderboard and note that you still have time to compete for the contest’s cash prizes!

Your task is to write a bot that solves the sliding tile puzzle with as few moves as possible. You can play around and see how the puzzle works at slide.algotester.com.

After the registration the full problem statement will be available here. You can find a quick-start solution on multiple programming languages that solves the puzzle row-by-row and column-by-column. The test generator is also available.

More about contest rules, prizes, and registration can be found on the official tournament page.

Hello everyone!

The Round 2 of the HOT 2022 is schedulled for October 1-9 with the following cash prizes:

  • Winner: $1500
  • Runner-up: $750
  • Third Place: $500
  • Forth Place: $400
  • Fifth Place: $300
  • 6th-10th Place: $200

The HOT 2022 tournament consists of 3 rounds. The top 4 winners will receive grand tournament prizes:

  • :1st_place_medal: Winner: $4000
  • :2nd_place_medal: Runner-up: $2000
  • :3rd_place_medal: Third Place: $1000
  • :medal_sports: Forth Place: $500

More details and registration is available on the HOT 2022 page on Algotester - hot.algotester.com.

The HOT 2022 Round 2 starts in 10 hours! Click here to register. Don’t miss your chance to challenge another optimization problem and win great cash prizes. More details are available at hot.algotester.com.

Hello Codechef,

HOT 2022 Round 2 is underway! The top 10 participants can win cash prizes ranging from $200 to $1500 by figuring out the best solution to a tape scheduling problem. You have to figure out the best order of tape reading requests that minimizes the total time used.

There are quickstart solutions in all popular programming languages that implement a simple greedy strategy, so you’re good to start improving it right away.

The contest will last through the next weekend, so you still have lots of time to work on a solution for a chance to win the prizes.

Your performance in this round will be counted towards the total tournament score. More about the contest, rules, and prizes can be found here: https://hot.algotester.com

Good luck to all participants!