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MCO 2015 Questions and Answers ?>

MCO 2015 Questions and Answers

Assalamualaikum everyone. On 19th April 2015, IIUM hosted the Malaysia Computing Olympiad 2015. MCO is basically the IOI (International Olympiad Informatics) for Malaysia. And IOI is basically ACM-ICPC for high school student. The format are also a bit different compared to ACM ICPC. In IOI, they contestant compete individually instead of in teams. Also, in IOI they are given 5 problems and 3 hours 2 days to solve. And instead of a ‘Yes/No’ verdict, they have 3 ‘levels’ of correctness (‘sub-tasks’ to be more precise). For example, if they use a naive method, the may pass first level. But not the other 2 level. If they manage to make an efficient solution, then they may pass all the ‘level’. These are the question given on MCO 2015.

MCO 2015 Question

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IIUM Code Jam Practice ?>

IIUM Code Jam Practice

Assalamualaikum everyone. IIUM Code Jam is just around the corner and we think that it is best if we give out some practice set. For this practice, we are going to use an online platform that we commonly use to train for an actual ACM ICPC. Its basically an online contest. However, the question that we set are very easy to cater for those who are really new competitive programming. Or in another word, those who are joining the IIUM Code Jam just for the fun of it. In fact, in this post, I’ll be discussing on the answers for the question. However, you should try it yourself first. The contest is available through the link below. The password is “redjam”.

IIUM Code Jam Practice Contest

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How will a solution be judged in a programming competition. ?>

How will a solution be judged in a programming competition.

Assalamualaikum everyone, today’s topic is how a judge software judge a solution. Or in another word, how do you submit the solution for the problem. And also, how do you output your solution for a particular problem.


For those of you who did not know, in ACM ICPC, every team will be given a set of problem which the team will need to solve. The way to solve them is by coding the solution. The problem will say that the solution will have to accept some input and it should output according to the input.

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Basic Rules of ACM ICPC ?>

Basic Rules of ACM ICPC

Warning: The rules for IIUM Code Jam outlined here only applies for IIUM Code Jam 2015. Later IIUM Code Jam may have different rules.

Assalamualaikum everyone. ICTSS Education Bureau had¬†announce an ACM ICPC style programming competition called IIUM CodeJam. It is an ACM ICPC style programming competition.¬†Unfortunately not many people know what does it means by ‘ACM ICPC’ style programming competition. This post will introduce you on what are the basic rules and standard of ACM ICPC and the different of that with the newly announced IIUM CodeJam.


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Hello World ?>

Hello World

Assalamualaikum everyone. Welcome to the first ever post from In this post I will be giving an introduction on what is ACM ICPC.

ACM ICPC is basically a programming competition. Actually its more like a problem solving competition rather than a programming competition because programming skill is not the most important skill. Most solution will not be more than 200 lines of code. However, the algorithm used will be complex. At least at a higher level. The nature of programming in this competition is mostly algorithmic. Or in another word, you make algorithms. Not interface, not thousands of line of interconnecting codes. That said, that is the opposite of what most programmers will do.

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