FameofLight ACRush: Finally the god of programming arrives
FameofLight ACRush: do you follow a random practice , or you practice question by topic , in your early days
ACRush FameofLight: No, our team practiced 3 or 4 full contests a week.
pt1989 ACRush: Can u tell us whom or what do u credit for ur success?
ACRush pt1989: I think more practice is the way.
ktuan ACRush: how can you arrange your study with 3-4 contests a week ?
ACRush ktuan: UVA, SGU , ZJU and PKU is enough.
pt1989 ACRush: what is ur method of practising? random or organised?
ACRush pt1989: contest env. We always solve programs in contest env.
Sunny_05 ACRush: wat is ur daily routine ?? i mean hw do u practice everyday ??
ACRush Sunny_05: We only have weekly routine for practice.
binarywithme ACRush: what u think about world final problems..level of difficulty
ACRush binarywithme: A little harder than 1000p.
MB__ ACRush: Which of these do you do after you submit your solution on TC: test solution, re-read problem statement, check code line by line
ACRush MB__: test for at least 10 cases.
martins256 ACRush: how many problems have you solved on OJ ?
ACRush martins256: about 2000.
kcm1700 ACRush: How many problems have you proposed on OJ or anything like this competition or something…?
ACRush kcm1700: about 2000.
vijay_comc ACRush: Who is your Arch Rival in Programming ? 😉
ACRush vijay_comc: Petr, I think.
SomethingWrong ACRush: What is your favourite Online Judge? 🙂
ACRush SomethingWrong: SGU.
vexorian ACRush: Why SGU?
ACRush vexorian: More tricky testcases.
Dee2306 ACRush: Being one of top programmers, do u believe its just practice which makes u perfect.. or some of u are born genius ?? 🙂
ACRush Dee2306: It’s at least 80% due to practice
stormsky ACRush: how to practice ACM for a ACM beginner?
ACRush stormsky: practice in contest env.
piva ACRush: Do you train more of one category of problems? Or you just solve problems at random?
ACRush piva: I do more practice in the ones I have troubles with.
pt1989 ACRush: what are ur interests other than programming?
ACRush pt1989: WarCraft.
vijay_comc ACRush: Petr is already married. No plans to compete him in that area ? 😀
ACRush vijay_comc: ….not yet.
Sarkin ACRush: Is analyzing algorithms an essential part of learning algorithms?
ACRush Sarkin: Not all, I think coding is in practice room is the rest way.
abdessamad ACRush: can believe it! when i see your challengers 😀 😀
ACRush abdessamad: It’s one thing that Petr did much better than me.
stjepan ACRush: where did/do you practice most and how?
ACRush stjepan: And join contest.
binarywithme ACRush: why u choose c++ as a default programming language
ACRush binarywithme: er.. Stl is the first reason. Another one may be efficient.
geekru2 ACRush: during contest, what kind of problems do u enjoy doing? as in type of problem?
ACRush geekru2: dp and network-flow.
reginachris ACRush: What’s the best OJ to start with for practice (UVa, SPOJ, TC, etc.)?
ACRush reginachris: USACO
ferry ACRush: What do you do when you can’t solve a problem or you don’t know what’s wrong?
ACRush ferry: I will try to pass it in practice room. I always do that.
geekru2 ACRush: Do you solve puzzles and mind bending questions to improve your problem solving techniques?
ACRush geekru2: no. I don’t like such problems like suduko.
Sarkin ACRush: What algorithm types helped you in the IOI?
ACRush Sarkin: dp.
abdessamad ACRush: did you like chess?
ACRush abdessamad: yes.
geekru2 ACRush: when in a team event(IOI etc), do you dominate while programming?
ACRush geekru2: yes. I guess.
kcm1700 ACRush: how do you prepare data for the challenge phase?
ACRush kcm1700: The trickiest one, of course.
binarywithme ACRush: sir what is the best way to learn DP.
ACRush binarywithme: TC contest.
[dasha] ACRush: When u were beginning to compete,did u have any problems? Like low speed of sloving, or maybe some particular method u couldn’t understend for a long time, sth else? If yes, how did u get over that?
ACRush [dasha]: USACO is a really good place. Especially for the beginners.
frank44 ACRush: how long did the usaco practice take you?
ACRush frank44: half one year.
binarywithme ACRush: what u think math should b strong to become a Gud programmer
ACRush binarywithme: The mathematical foundation is helps.
khanhptnk ACRush: excuse me, do you think what we should prepare before an important contest ?
ACRush khanhptnk: relax, and rush some simple problems. And solve some problems in a contest env. is also helpful.
Sarkin ACRush: Do you recommned reading "Introduction to Algorithms"? if you know?
ACRush Sarkin: Really good.
coder29 ACRush: which parts do u advice to read in "Introduction to Algorithms"?
ACRush coder29: All parts are perfect. except complexity.
MB__ ACRush: do you do any sports but topcoding?
ACRush MB__: soccer.
vijay_comc ACRush: Complexity in CLRS is flawed ?? 😮
ACRush vijay_comc: 7-8
Sarkin ACRush: What do you mean except comlexity?
ACRush Sarkin: That’s only my opinion.
pcaldeira ACRush: which skill do you consider most important on TCHS/ioi-style contests?
ACRush pcaldeira: algorithm skills and coding ability.
coder29 ACRush: I am newbie…which OJ is better fr me…USCO or UVA?
ACRush coder29: USACO
hakami ACRush: Are you useing library or typing from first for SRMs?
ACRush hakami: some includes and basic untilities.
vrajesh1989 ACRush: Will you try to prove your algorithms to yourselves during contest time or just believe your intuition and start coding?
ACRush vrajesh1989: Yes, it’s very important for me.
Sarkin ACRush: Do you use algorithm analyzis when solving a problem to see it’s effeciency?
ACRush Sarkin: Yes. the effeciency sometimes is more important than correctness in TC contest.
coder29 ACRush: basically i want 2 to do pratice on DP and greedy types…is TCs’ room are sufficient..?
ACRush coder29: A bulk of dp tasks in SRMs. TC’s room is good.
rajeshsr ACRush: In short, what is the strategy for becoming a good coder, according to u?
ACRush rajeshsr: Practice is the way.
Lingmum ACRush: How can we improve our speed of solving the problems,more problems?
ACRush Lingmum: More practice.
stormsky ACRush: do you often practice TC?and how to practice?
ACRush stormsky: Yes. But in fact, I prefer to doing past Regionals and finals.
sahiltiwari ACRush: how many hours you practise per day ?
ACRush sahiltiwari: 4-5
MohammadReza ACRush: What do you do to make your code becomes bugfree although the big size?
ACRush MohammadReza: test more tricky cases.(corner cases)
rajeshsr ACRush: Sorry to be repetitious, But I want to know what is the strategy of practice you employed? U select some random problems from OJs and solve or try to master a particular domain like DP by solving problems based on that or any other thing?
ACRush rajeshsr: set problems of past regionals and finals.
puneetkp444 ACRush: Can you suggest some ways to improve problem solving abilities
ACRush puneetkp444: practice all kinds of problems.
alft7 ACRush: what do you usually do before a very important competition, practise or something else?
ACRush alft7: practice until 3 days before it.
ferry ACRush: What is the hardest problem you’ve done?
ACRush ferry: I in WF2007.
FameofLight ACRush: Finally the god of programming arrives