Blog :Yellow Agony
Date: 5/17/2012 11:27:00 PM
Okay folks, we did it!
Team Proof got a rank of 20 in ICPC 2012, highest by any Indian team ever, and hence won Directi's Go for Gold Initiative Cup along with a pretty hefty cash prize as well, though we missed a medal (top 12 get a medal). I can't over emphasize how close we were to a medal - we were in top 12 almost for first 4 hours out of 5 and we had 2 problems ready theoretically 45 minutes before the end, we coded one of them, got stuck at a stupid stupid stupid stupid bug, got it right, handled 2 boundary cases and submitted with 3 seconds to go to get a wrong answer. Yes, no exaggeration, exactly 3 seconds to go. All we did was miss a very small boundary case, had we taken care of that, we'd have got a medal - and that would've been a perfect crescendo for our team programming careers. Any other lucky day, we would've got definitely 1 and probably 2 more but that lucky day wasn't today. Too bad.
Also din't you hear, we WON ICPC challenge tournament? Of course the first Indian team, no doubts. The closing ceremony party was in a huge gaming arcade which had every game from bowling to billiards to all sorts of exotic ones that I hadn't seen ever. Though I dint play any because I was too busy dancing all night with gorgeous Polish women, the most beautiful I've seen in my whole life. How I wish I lived in Poland! Anyway, now when contest is over, we can relax and enjoy our euro trip that commences from tomorrow morning.
Life, yes, it is good.