March 12, 2019 2019 Humblefool Cup

We are back with the 3rd edition of the much coveted Humblefool Cup. Last year, we witnessed an amazing onsite contest with the best of the best students located in India competing to win the Humblefool Cup medals. praran26 (the runner up in 2017 Humblefool Cup) came at the top in both rounds. But it was dush1729 who made the full use of Round 2 and received around 200 points in the 2nd round to move up to the runner’s up position.

Topcoder and  Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Allahabad are excited to bring back the 3rd edition of Humblefool Cup Algorithm Match in fond memory of Harsha Suryanarayana (humblefool).

Harsha is considered to be the best coder India has ever produced. A Topcoder member since 2005, humblefool – as he is known within the coding community –  was a TCO Finalist twice. Up until his tragic death in an accident in 2014, Humblefool was at the top of his game in SRMs and personally trained and motivated many other members.

Humblefool Cup is organized every year to preserve his legacy and contribution to the Community.

Match Registration is now open: Check out this guide to know how to register and compete in a Topcoder Round. You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet

There will be two rounds: Qualifying Prelims Round and Onsite Finals

Qualifying Round – 15th March 2019 12:00 UTC -4 (See what time it starts in your area)

  • The top 30 students located in India will be invited to compete onsite at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.
  • The best ranked student in the qualifying round (not located in India) will be awarded $100 prize money.

Onsite Finals

  • The top 30 best students from the qualifying round will compete onsite to win the Humblefool Cup Medals and $450 in cash and goodies. The finalists will also receive Topcoder Humblefool Cup t-shirts.

$100 for the best performer not located in India.
$450 for the onsite event winners.

Register here or in Topcoder Java Applet

We had a very exciting onsite competition and praran26 in his last attempt made sure he wins again. hell_1997 took a comfortable 2nd place and PGill who has been qualifying to the Humblefool Cup Finals for a couple of years made sure he gets a podium finish this time.
Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to everyone for participating and making the contest exciting!

Harshit Mehta

Sr. Community Evangelist


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