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Assalamualaikum and good morning guys,

Next Saturday is CodeKnights Round 19. Which mean, very soon, I will not have enough finger on my hands and feet to count the number of rounds we had. When you think about it, its been more than 9 months since we started CodeKnights! How time flies. Because of this, we are now making a new website specially for CodeKnights.

CodeKnights new domain:

https://codeknights.org

So check it out. Its a bit plain for now, but new things will starts to pop up soon. We are still going to use our old contest system. Those things are too complex to be built in a short time. However, for registration, we are no longer using the old google forms. And that also means that the old registration is no longer valid. Which means you will need to re-register again using the new website. If you don’t register, you can’t participate on the next round. The good thing is, you can now change your username or password whenever you like.

The creation of the new website is to help us manage and improve CodeKnights. When you have this much rounds, certain things are getting quite unwieldy. Getting the rankings from previous round can be a chore or even impossible. Some people registered twice (or even thrice?) to change their username and password. Some people specified their university name using acronym, some do not, some uses acronym with small letter. Sometimes we forgot to announce a round and sometimes we don’t remember which round is it. We have about 145 registrations (not counting the previous DSA students), but not even a quarter of that is participating. Even, the question “when was round 15?” is a hard question to answer.

In fact, I’m sure you guys have your fair share of criticism. And it would be very helpful if you could voice it out in the comment sections below. We take all feedback constructively.

So that’s all folks! Thank you for reading. Good bye and Assalamualaikum.

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Code Knights Round 14 Result and Problem Analysis

Assalamualaikum everyone. Its been awhile since I did a written analysis instead of a video or straight up, not doing it at all. Although recording a video is much more convenient that writing a blog, nothing beats creating a well authored blog post. That, and also the fact I did not finish this round, resulted in this post, albeit, late, because it takes time to type down these things.

Anyway, Round 14 is the second round after the last round which IIUM’s DSA student is scored for participation. Additionally, its kinda exam period for IIUM student… so… we are seeing a much lower participation, even after including participant from Hebron University, Palestine. In fact, looking at the ranking list, 6 out of 10 participant actually came from Hebron! If they did not participate, we would be looking at only 4 participant!

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Code Knights Round 6 Results and Problem Analysis ?>

Code Knights Round 6 Results and Problem Analysis

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Last Saturday, the 6th round of Code Knights was held, with a total of….. 17 participants. Same as last round, which is also the same as the round before. This round is significantly harder than the last round, which was the easiest round by far.

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It looks like only 12 participant, but actually there are 5 more down below which tried, but did not manage to solve any problems…

How hard? Well.. if you compare it to Round 3, its.. OK-lah. The winner for this round goes to anas_95 from IIUM, who also won last round. anas_95 was the only participant who manage to solve 4 problems, but he did not solve problem D. It’s nice to see someone from IIUM winning again, but its starting to get boring. Can someone else win next time? stdLn maybe? Heck, I’m even waiting for lim2481284 to make a comeback.

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Code Knights Round 5 Results and Problem Analysis

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Last saturday, Code Knights Round 5 was held with a total of 17 participant… which is pretty much the same with round 4. The winner (finally…) goes to anas_95 from IIUM by the virtue of answering all problems faster with less penalty (which is 0). This round is (unfortunately) the easiest round ever with 6 participant answering all problems.

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The second place goes to UncleWong from UM and the third place goes to joscmw95 from UTAR. foreveralone, winner of round 4 is at the fourth place. Notable mention includes two time winner lim2481284 from UNITEN which continues his effort of not even trying. You can find the dataset and pdf through the link below:

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Code Knights Round 4 Results and Problem Analysis ?>

Code Knights Round 4 Results and Problem Analysis

Update: Announcement for round 5 is out.

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Last Saturday 8 PM (as usual), Code Knights Round 4 was held at… online. This time, we have 17 contestant including several new participant from UM, UTAR, UKM and others. lim2481284, the winner of the last 2 round seems to have lost his edge, finishing at the 14th place. He is probably busy and have other stuff to do.   Meanwhile, shahril, the consistent second-finisher did not participate this time, breaking his consistent-second-place record from the first round and leaving HarshRalph to represent UiTM. The winner for this round goes to a newcomer, foreveralone from UM. He is a newcomer in a sense that he just registered in Code Knights, but not in the sense that he is new in competitive programming. Interestingly joscmw95 actually solved all problem first, but he submitted more wrong submission than foreveralone, resulting in an extra 13 minute penalty compared to foreveralone (each score point is approximately 1 minutes).

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Who in the world is capayam? Tell him if we don’t get his phone number, we will ban him.

As you can see in the scoreboard, all problem was solved. Unfortunately, no single question was solved by everyone. Three participant managed to solve all 5 problems. All of these three participant are new participant. The difficulty of the problems this time seems to be more towards the easy side, but then again, if foreveralone, joscmw95 and UncleWong did not participate, (remember, they were new participant) no one would solve all 5 problems… except for lim2481284 or shahril (if they actually participate). In terms of balance, we probably need to work on making the difficulty ‘spread out’ more. Additionally, there were some issues with problem C and D.

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The problemset can be downloaded through the link above. As usual, for IIUM student, the problems can also be accessed from the IIUM ICPC Team codeforces group. Now, if only they would actually practice, that would be great…. On to the problem analysis!

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Code Knights Round 3

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Its time for Code Knights Round 3. If this is the first time you heard of Code Knights, please checkout this link. The short version is that, we are organizing a competitive programming rounds every two weeks open to all Malaysian university student. For the upcoming rounds, we have several changes. Because we are no longer in the month of Ramadhan, the round will starts at 8 PM, which is 2 hours earlier than before. It would still be a 4 hour round. Additionally, we are adding an additional problems, which means there would be 5 questions in total. The details are as follows.

Date: 16nd July 2016
Time: 8PM to 12 AM
Venue: Online (Link will be given later)
Registration fees: * FREE *
Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/VJFvSmekoH2Uox203

If you want to participate in this round, please fill up your details in the google forms link above. As usual, if you registered before for the previous rounds, you don’t need to register again. We will remind you on the rounds through emails and whatsapp group. Please register before 6 pm on the day of the competition as I have to input your login information into the system. If you have any question, feel free to comment down below.

Code Knights Round 2 Result and Problem Analysis ?>

Code Knights Round 2 Result and Problem Analysis

Update: Announcement on next round is available here

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Last Saturday (2nd July), the second Code Knights was held from 10 PM to 2 AM. The winner goes to lim2481284 from UNITEN who quite handily solve all 4 questions. shahril and HarshRalph also solve all 4 questions, but not nearly as early as lim. b0608d62-788e-41ec-8efb-09c8a4ab44c3

Congratulation to Lim Kien Seng from UNITEN. All participant managed to solve problem A and D. You can download the dataset through the following link:

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Code Knights Round 2

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Its time for Code Knights Round 2. Due to the fact that 9 July 2016 is only several days after the Aidilfitri, and in Malaysia, most Muslim would go back to the village area during this time of the year, that day is not suitable for the second round. So, the expected things to do is to delay the round by one week. But instead, we have decided to advance the round by one week, partly because we care about you guys 🙂 and partly because its fun to host a programming contest. The details are as follows.

Date: 2nd July 2016
Time: 10PM to 2 AM
Venue: Online (Link will be given later)
Registration fees: * FREE *
Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/VJFvSmekoH2Uox203

If this is the first time you heard of Code Knights, basically we are going to host an online competitive programming round every two weeks for practice and educational purpose.This competition is open to all Malaysian University student. The first round was held on 25th June 2016 with omar_salim92 from IIUM as the first winner of Code Knights.

If you registered for the first round, you are automatically registered for the second round, no need to register again. If you have not registered yet and you want to participate, please fill up the form in the link given. We will notify you on further instruction through email. Please do so before 8 pm on the day on the of the competition as I have to input your login information into the system. I you have any question, feel free to comment down below.

Code Knights Round 1 Result and Problem Analysis ?>

Code Knights Round 1 Result and Problem Analysis

Update: Announcement on round 2 is up. See here for details.

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Last Saturday, the first round of Code Knights was held from 10 PM to 2 AM. We received 18 registration, however only 8 participated likely due to miscommunication of the contest time. The following are the final scoreboard of the round.

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Congratulation to Omar Salim from IIUM who won the first round and is the only participant who manage to solve the ‘Fix the Fence’ problem in time. All participant managed to solve the FizzBuzz problem and most participant answered Yeoh’s Parking. You can download the dataset through the following link:

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Code Knights.

Update: Because of Ramadhan, the time for the first round is delayed by 2 hour.
Update: Announcement for round 3 is here.

Assalamualaikum everyone, Ramadhan Mubarak.

We are having a little project, lets call it Code Knights (to be clear, Amjad picked the name 😀 ). As the next ACM ICPC National is drawing closer, we are going to host an online competitive programming round every two weeks for practice and educational purpose. At first, the problems would be easy but later on, the rounds may have topics such Binary Search, Graph or Dynamic Programming. To make it even more competitive, the rounds is open to all student from all Malaysian (public or private) university. Although the original purpose of this rounds is for ACM ICPC practice, you are welcomed to join regardless if you will participate in the next ACM ICPC National or not. Its a good way to hone your programming skill. You would be surprised by how many programmer can’t actually program (see Why Can’t Programmers Program.). Maybe its you… 😯

The difference between this project and other competitive programming platform such as CodeForces and TopCoder is that, it is tuned for Malaysian student. Most of the competitive programming platform out there is too hard for most student. Additionally, their timing is not very suitable in Malaysia (1AM in the morning?). Code Knights aims to helps with this problem. However, it is not a full platform as we don’t have the resource to make one. It will be conducted much like the last IIUM Code Jam which is online through our modified Contest Management System (CMS). As always, C, C++ and Java is supported, but bear in mind that the system does not play well with Java. We will try to use Java 8, but who knows what will happen.

For the first round, the problem author is me, Amjad, Zarir and Ayesha. You will be facing 4 Adhoc problem to be solved within 4 hours. Adhoc means that you don’t need any specific algorithm to solve the problems. The scoring system is an approximate of the standard ACM ICPC rules. The details of the round is as follows:

Date: 25th June 2016
Time: 8 PM to 12 AM. 10PM to 2 AM.
Venue: Online (Link will be given later)
Registration fees: * FREE *
Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/VJFvSmekoH2Uox203

To join, fill up the Google Form above. We will send reminders and the contest link through email. For any inquiry, you can comment down below or email me at asdacap@gmail.com. The registration link above is for all rounds. That means you don’t need to register again for the next round.

The stage is set, the sword is drawn. One student from all Malaysia will hold the title as the first 

“Code Knights Champion”

Will it be you?

ps: Calm down, its just a simple round.