Noctem Virtual is an online programming competition for coders of all experience levels. The tournament consists of 7 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 1-5 people. This will be our second 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!
The tournament consists of 7 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 1-5 people.
Problems will cover a wide variety of scenarios, algorithms, and topics with differing difficulties ranging from USACO Bronze to Gold. 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.
The prize pool will comprise of both monetary prizes and merch. Top 5 teams will be recognized on the website. All members of the Top 3 teams will each receive merch in addition to website recognition. The winning team will also receive gift cards. You can check out previous winners in the results at the top of the page! Congrats to all who won!
Registration is not current open. 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 the starting date (TBD) at 8 AM to a week after at 8 P.M. They 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.
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.