Practice Contests Are Here
You can now rerun contests on Toph and experience them as close as possible to the original run.
As we are slowly rolling out the feature, at this point the following contests can be rerun in practice mode:
- Practice Contest for the 2019 ICPC Asia Regional Dhaka Site Preliminary
- Tough Dash, September 2019
- Tough Dash, April 2019
- Tough Dash, March 2019
- Tough Dash, February 2019
- Tough Dash, January 2019
- Tough Cubs’ Contest, April 2017
- Tough Cubs’ Contest, December 2016
- Tough Cubs’ Contest, October 2016
From the contest lander, you will find the “Begin Practice” button on the right side of the page. The contest will rerun for the original duration and during this time you can make submissions just as if you were participating in the original contest.
Both the updates of standings and others’ submissions will be simulated as the contest progresses. All clarifications and announcements will however be made available right from the beginning of the contest.
If you face any issue while using practice contests, please let us know below.
Also, let us know if you would like to try this feature out on any other contest.
We Are Making the Submission Pages More Helpful
Our focus lately has been to figure out ways we can make it even easier for beginner programmers to get into the world of sport programming. And, here is just one example of that:
In our latest update, we improved the submission page to show some explanations and remarks that should help beginner and experienced sport programmers alike.
This feature is a work in progress and we will be tweaking it and adding more cases over the next few weeks.
If you have any feedback, share them down in the comments.
How the BACS Contest Helped Us Improve Toph
The engineering team behind Toph has been hard at work to improve Toph based on the experience of BACS Regional Programming Camps 2017 Selection Contest and the feedback from the participants.
You can learn more about the changes Toph has gone through over the last few days here: https://furqansoftware.com/blog/bacs-contest-improve-toph/.