Noctem Virtual II

An online programming competition for all experience levels held online. High school or middle school students compete to solve 6 problems of increasing difficulty in small teams.
August 6th - August 9th, 2021
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Summary

Noctem Virtual II is an online programming competition for coders of all experience levels. It is split into two divisions, Division I and Division II (Difficulty can be gauged by utilizing the sample problems found below). Each division consists of 6 problems of increasing difficulty. Participants will solve the problems and use the online submission system to get their responses instantly graded. The competition lasts 3 hours and is to be completed in a team of 1-3 people. This will be our third competition of this style, following our first competition with 250 registrants, and we hope you can join us! A team may start competing at any time during the testing week, at which their testing window will then begin.The team that scores the most points will win!

Event Format

The tournament consists of 6 problems of increasing difficulty. Participants will solve the problems and use the online submission system to get their responses instantly graded. The competition lasts 3 hours and is to be completed in a team of 1-3 people. Each team may only participate in one division as well. The competition will take place on Noctem's grader, more information and a link will be provided soon.

Problem Format

Problems will cover a wide variety of scenarios, algorithms, and topics with differing difficulties ranging from USACO Bronze to Gold within both of the divisions. The code utilizes input and output files to feed and receive your code’s answer. All problems come with a set of test cases, but your code should only solve one test case at a time. The grader will run your code each time it wants to check a test case. Follow any specific formatting recommendations in the problems, and follow the output format. All submissions will occur using the grading server and all that needs to be done is specify the language and upload the file. You should get instant feedback about the success of your program.

Prizes

Each participant will receive a free month of Replit’s hacker plan! After registration, each team member will receive an email with a link to redeem their plan. The prize pool for the top teams will comprise of both monetary prizes and merch.

Schedule

An assembled team must register for accounts and assemble a team before they can start their testing window. Then they may start testing anytime they are ready from August 6th at 8AM EST to August 9th at 11:59PM EST. Your timer will expire regardless of time remaining on the last day at midnight regardless of remaining time.Teams will get 3 hours to code before their submissions are locked and graded. They may do the questions in any order. They may upload and test their code at any time during the contest, with only their most recent submission being counted. At the end of the week, the winners will be announced.

Scoring

Each problem will have the 10 test cases each worth 1 point. Thus, partial credit may be earned when passing some, but not all, cases. Scores will be of the last submission for each problem. Final rankings will be determined by each team's points. If two teams have the same number of points, the tie will be broken by earliest time for the last submission. There is no detriment to getting cases wrong.

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