Google Code Jam 2019 Discussion

Frederik 👨‍💻➡️🌐 Creemers on April 10, 2019

I'd love to meet other people from the community who are competing in Google Code Jam this year. How did your qualification round go? Have you ... [Read Full]
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Sup Frederik!

I participated for the first time this year but failed to take part in the second round because I had other plans. So I’m looking forward to compete in the next years jam instead.

My qualification round went perfect, I wasn’t sure how I was supposed to fetch the input data or write output at first, but after a couple of tries and actually reading the documentation, I got it working...
Submitted the solution to the second problem (the maze thingy) and got accepted in everything. But I still came up with a better sulotion afterwards...

When I attempt solving a coding puzzle, I usually start off by visualizing the problem in like ms paint or paint.net (that I use), or pen and paper (often the best). Then I kickstart the programming, creating data structures if needed etc. And yes, I listen to synth dubstep retro like music in the background to get myself in the zone😎

 

Hi William,

Round 1 is divided into 3 sub-rounds. If you pass any of these, you continue on to round 2, so if you missed last Saturday's round, you can still compete in the next two sub-rounds if you'd like 😄.

 

Really? I had no idea! That’s an relief, now I might stand a chance again😉
Thx!

 

Hey Frederik,

This is the second time I've managed to qualify (barely) out of probably seven attempts. I've never made it past round 1 though.

Maybe this year?...

I don't remember if I was listening to music though...I guess I was in a zone (but I was probably listening to music). As far as music goes though, it is important for me to listen to something that I know well enough that I could sing it while typing something else.

Just to make myself feel bad I went back to the two problems that I solved and did them over. My new solutions are a hundred times cleaner and even solved the hidden tests where my actual submissions failed them.

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