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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 (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😉

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