i think every Computer Science student who didnt join his ACM student chapter had lost sooo much

when u c ACMers in a contest u might think that they are playing or what they are doing is easy

OR

u  might think that they are geniuses and they are doing the next impossible and every one of them is the next Einstein

but actually

ACM is learning by fun , learning by practice just learning by all means

as an ACMer u’ll pass three stages in contests

at first when u r beginner u r going to see the contest as…. 

ACM as a game

 

before the contest:

5 Hours !!

oooh thats alot of time i can do alot of things i can solve the problems and review on every one before submitting

during the contest

What!!!

we solved the first problem in 2 hours

we haven’t even read the 6 remaining problems…..

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oh no i cant understand any other problem and 2 hours are still remaining

lets give it another shot

i think we can solve that problem what about doing …

ok we have nothig to lose that team there had solved 4 till now and one hour is remaining 

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i think that code will work lets submit

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( Judges are talking😀 )

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oh no ( Wrong Answer )

whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

10 minuits are remaining lets review it

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oh there was a stupid error there that loop..JUST SUBMIT

ok

and…

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Wrong Answer again

whyyyyyyy

try resubmit

ok Wrong Answer again

1 minuite remaining then resubmit

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and BOOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

contest ended with 1 AC

thats fine as a start .

 

After Contest

how could we be like those who solved 6/7 of the problems

 

Stage 2

ACM as a hobbie

Before the Contest

 

oh lets rock today 

we have solved a number of problems last week and we knew some algorithms ( ad-hocs🙂 )

we’ll divide the problems among ourselves at the begining and help each other

i hope we can do it within the 5 hours

During the contest

 

that was good

2 ACs in the first hour

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and TLE :S

-help me with that TLE

-ok lets see  why do u have this loop there

-bcoz it does so ans so and so

-why

-ok i’ll explain u the problem and my code

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-ok i c lets try enhance ur code

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and submit

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( Judges are having Molto and Pepsi )

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-oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooo ( Wrong Answer ) and half an hour remaining

-lets try fix it

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TLE again

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-ok thats it i quit

only 5 minuits remaining

-try resubmit😀

-submit till time out

-oh yea yea😀

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and BOOM !!!!!!!!

 

after Contest

 

-i wonder how the first team solved 5/8 only !!

-and i winder why r’nt the judges chasing us😀

 

stage 3:

ACM as a Marathom, a career , a beloved , a I MUST WIN

 

before Contest

 

what else should we do

we read about so and so 

we have our hardcopy materials

we have been training for a month +

we have been solving since last Contest

Pliz God be with us…………………

 

during Contest

 

( AC )

-YES ..Thanx God

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.( AC )

-that was nice

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( WA )

-oh no

-try all test cases u know

-try the extream values of the input try ur maximum input size

-ok i’ll

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-i fixed it

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( AC )

-Thanx God

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-i think that my algorithm is going to give a TLE

-try handle the extreams

-i duno lets try

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( Judges have alot of submitted problems from contestants who r still in stage 1 and stage 2😀 )

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-oh there was an error in my last submitted code

-ok resubmit now it wont make so much difference

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( TLE )

-ok then the last submission will get another TLE somebody solve this problem i think its easy i have nothing else to do with it

-ok have a look at this there still 2 hours remaining

-let me submit this problem

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( AC )

-niceee Thanx God

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ok i have a ready problem 

submit

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( PE )

-on no i hate that😦

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-WHAT !!!!! no new line after the last output line :@ SUBMIT

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( AC )

-i hate PE 

-Thanx God anyway

-so three problems remaining in an hour lets do our best

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( submit )

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( WA )

-i felt so :S

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( submit )

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( AC )

-oh greeaaaaat Thanx God any one need help

BOOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

– that was great😀

 

after Contest 

I LOVE ACM😀

 

 

and about me I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE ACM

for me ACM is Life