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by bbi5291 on Jul 01, 2010 - 2:48:11 pm UTC
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Chat has been removed, since nobody's using it anyway.

Judge has moved

by bbi5291 on Jun 13, 2010 - 4:12:51 pm UTC
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I've temporarily moved the Judge to my box since Jacob's moving soon and won't be able to host it anymore. (If we're lucky, it'll be moved permanently to Waterloo hosting near the end of the summer.) Because moving a site is tricky business, some features might be broken. Be sure to report these so they can be fixed.

Time limits are currently twice the values actually stated because my box is only half as fast as Jacob's.

Tree in memory of Ms. Plachta

by bbi5291 on Nov 21, 2009 - 1:08:49 am UTC
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In honour of Ms. Plachta, we have planted a tree in the quad at Woburn C.I. We will be having a dedication ceremony on some currently unspecified Friday after school. There is also a Facebook event here.

A plaque will be placed near this tree so that future generations of Woburn students will know what it is for. We are looking for suggestions about what to engrave on the plaque: ideally we would like something pithy, profound, and unique.

Mock DWITE contest

by bbi5291 on Sep 26, 2009 - 10:27:54 pm UTC
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On Saturday September the 26th, from 3:15 PM to 6:15 PM, we are hosting a mock DWITE contest. The problems, test data, and possibly analyses will be provided by Amlesh Jaykumar of Waterloo Collegiate Institute (amleshjk).

I have posted an invitation on the Computer Science Canada forums. This contest will be open to everybody. The primary purpose of this contest is to test our bandwidth (and other things, such as speed of database access). It is altogether possible that the contest will be a total failure; if this happens then it will not be rated. (It will also not be rated if A.J.'s problems or test data turn out to be less than satisfactory, but I'm pretty sure he'll do a good job.)

Anyway, if you want to participate, just treat it like all of the other contests we have done so far - you know what to do.

Obviously, the contest will have ECOO/DWITE scoring style - each problem is worth 100 points, you get two submissions per problem, you get a time bonus point for every five minute interval left before the end of the contest (at the time of submission) provided that you got at least one test case right, and you get 10 bonus points for your first submission provided that you got all test cases right.


by amleshjk on Sep 26, 2009 - 10:23:48 pm UTC
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Congratulations javic, on placing first on the Mock DWITE, and also to all the others who took part in this contest.

I would like to thank Brian (t3nsor) for helping me with putting this contest together. As most of you must have already realized, this contest was a bit harder than the actual DWITE. I hope that you enjoyed the questions as much Brian and I did coming up with them.

Thanks for participating,

(P.S: Now that the contest is over, I'll be posting a copy of the questions on, along with possible analyses)


by amleshjk on Sep 26, 2009 - 7:17:52 pm UTC
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And it begins.

If there are any questions you guys have about the contest, feel free to ask either Brian or myself.

Happy belated birthday

by bbi5291 on Sep 24, 2009 - 8:12:24 pm UTC
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The first submission to the PEG Judge was made on September 23, 2008! The Judge is now a year and a day old.

Restrictions removed

by bbi5291 on Sep 22, 2009 - 9:12:48 pm UTC
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The 150-point limit on CCC 3/5 pointers has been removed on request of a user. You should also be able to submit blue book problems now regardless of your user class.

Let me remind you though to code responsibly! That is all.

Full-text Search

by hansonw1 on Sep 03, 2009 - 2:22:48 pm UTC
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Thanks to everyone who contributed to cleaning up problem statements!
Now that everything is in text form, I've implemented the ability to search the content of problem statements - for example, searching for "suicidal" will give you all Woburn Challenge suicidal problems.

Also, you can use boolean expressions (though I don't think this will be of much use; it just comes with the program I'm using)
Searching for, say, "wc -suicidal" finds all non-suicidal Woburn Challenge problems.

W3C Validation

by bbi5291 on Sep 02, 2009 - 3:59:22 pm UTC
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I am cleaning up the HTML in an effort to get this site validated as correct XHTML 1.0 Transitional. If you notice anything strange, such as broken formatting, or in general anything that doesn't look the way it should, do inform us so we can fix it