The ICPC Online Round for 2018 has been scheduled on 23rd October (Tuesday)
My question is - why has it been scheduled on a weekday? Not everyone will find that convenient or suitable. Weekdays involve college, assignments and exams for a good number of people. Weekends are much better - with Saturday being the best (for the past 2 years atleast, it has been conducted on Saturdays!)
I noticed that Codechef has scheduled Snackdown for two of those weekends (20-21) and (27-28). This seems like Codechef is prioritizing its own interests over those of the student community.
ICPC is obviously more prestigious and important and I request the administrators to move it to the weekends.
As others have guessed, this was not a decision taken by CodeChef, but by the panel of heads of Indian ICPC regional sites.
The dates of SnackDown were in fact decided upon after ICPC dates were finalized.
And rescheduling the dates now would not be feasible due to various factors.