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what is the task of a coach in acm programming contests?

In the university that I am working they have decided to participate in the ACM regionals for the first time, they would like to appoint me like a coach. I have never been into that situation before ...
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How to handle the input file provided in programming contests?

In programming contests like Google CodeJam, Facebook Hacker Cup, each question is provided with an input file for testing one's code for that program. I get struck at this point only. I don't ...
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How does a competition like Rails Rumble Work?

I am not sure weather it is a proper question to ask out here but it is really bothering for a while. As the official website writes: The Rails Rumble is a distributed programming competition ...
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How can I get my own encryption algorithm tested?

I've just developed a block cipher symmetric-key algorithm and I am using it in some of my products. I want to put it to real test. How would one go about entering their encryption algorithm into an ...
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What types of programming contest problems are there? [closed]

Basically, I want to make a great reference for use with programming contests that would have all of the algorithms that I can put together that I would need during a contest as well as sample useage ...
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Programming judge with versus system

I'm looking for a programming judge system which supports putting contestants programs against each other in "matches". The format could be either for example a tournament style or chess ranking, but ...
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Worth of Algorithm Challenges and event? [closed]

I'm interested in knowing whether it is advisable for computer science students to spend their major chunk of time on the online judges practising programming(like Topcoder and codeforces) or it's ...
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Where can I find programming puzzles and challenges? [closed]

I'm trying to find places where I can hone my craft outside the context of school or work. Are there places online, or books available, where I can access lists of programming puzzles or challenges?