NWERC15

The Fellowship of the TUM

Nine students took off on an early Friday morning on their journey to Linköping in the distant land of Sweden. Grouping themselves into three teams, and with no less than five coaches travelling alongside them, they formed the fellowship of the TUM to compete for fame and glory in the Northwestern European Regional Contest 2015.

Travelling by train, plane, train again, and bus, the fellowship finally arrived at the Linköping University after nightfall (even though it was only the late afternoon by then). After registration was completed and goody bag reception was executed, a funny Friday evening in the cold -- actually, not that much for this time of year -- Nordic environment awaited. The cold was overcome by just sitting inside -- of course! -- and drinking it away, with interesting choices for beverages provided by the local organisation. In the end, the evening turned out great and some nice conversations were held between members of the fellowship and with those of other fellowships just like it. Of course, one can only speak for some of the fellows, some others had to pay the price of infiltrating the jury and rejoiced in checking keyboards and cheat sheets. The following night was supposed to be quite soothing, had it not been for some fifty strangers that were all packed into the same sleeping room. And for the absolutely calming and comforting guard that assured that no deep sleep phase would get too long by waving his flashlight around inordinately every fifteen minutes, accompanying noises included, of course.

The next morning, after not really that many hours of undisturbed sleep, a new day awaited, along with new challenges to overcome. One of the first of many was to be fast enough at the 'breakfast buffet' to get access to the best food before it was gone. At noon, the practice contest was held, which -- at least for the coaches -- meant that finally, the showers were unoccupied and ready to be used. After that followed a strange mixup of lunch and an accompanying tech talk to rush through the program. Then, for a few hours, the fellowship split up to conquer different parts of the local countryside: either by walking through the town of Linköping, visiting a computer museum, or just having an overdue afternoon nap to conquer the realm of dreams. Gathering again in the late afternoon, the fellowship attended a Q&A session, followed by a satiable feast in their honor. Shortly after, time had come to part ways with the beloved sleeping hall of the night before and have oneself a good night's rest at a local hotel. Only the best for the fellowship! One could only assume that all students quickly went to sleep after arriving at the hotel, at least the coaches extended the evening for a few more hours and celebrated their own kind of preparation for the big contest on Sunday...

Then, Sunday came. And with it, also the confirmation that breakfast up here in the north can be quite different from the aforementioned one. Freshly recharged and ready to compete, all three teams went on their ways to the University once again. Only wild assumptions could be made about what exactly happened during those five hours in which the nine students tried to solve all eleven problems given to them. At least, the coaches shared a calm afternoon, entertained by animated scoreboards and video games. After this extremely challenging afternoon, the following hours went fast. There was an award ceremony (Congratulations to all high-ranked teams, especially the winners Game of Nolife from Finland!), some time for memorable photographs, then the fellowship immediately left for Stockholm with some good results in their bags: a 19th place, a 30th place, and a 44th place out of 99 teams overall.

Arriving at the hotel in Stockholm, it was quickly established that opening hours for bars and restaurants in Sweden are quite different from the familiar ones. In particular, this meant that a local supermarket had to serve as a substitute and provide the urgently needed food and beverages. For the same reasons again, these had to be consumed in one of the hotel rooms. But nobody seemed to care, as apparently, all were having a great and stress-free time. Another comforting night and another nutrient breakfast later, there were only so many hours to spend getting to know the city of Stockholm. Again, the fellowship parted for individual experiences -- some in museums, some in churches, some just walking around -- only to be reunited again to catch the plane back home, practicing for the next contests to come...

Author: Chris Pinkau

Scoreboard

Rk Team Slv. Time A B C D E F G H I J K
1 Game of Nolife FIN 10 1447 2
36
1
--
3
193
4
116
3
77
1
119
3
283
1
237
1
13
2
7
1
146
2 DoCThors GBR 9 1089 1
40
2
273
2
126
2
25
1
118
3
275
1
17
1
22
2
73
3 Curiously recurring NLD 9 1158 1
49
1
80
2
210
1
68
1
294
2
158
1
26
2
34
3
139
4 That empty teamname NLD 9 1165 1
36
1
173
2
128
3
134
1
179
3
287
1
9
1
19
2
80
5 hacKIT DEU 8 672 1
26
1
98
1
195
2
44
1
145
1
8
1
12
1
124
6 viRUs ISL 8 956 3
82
1
--
2
200
1
86
1
28
3
289
1
9
1
6
2
136
7 Beuler GBR 8 1093 1
55
4
129
3
293
1
47
3
195
1
9
3
25
2
140
8 Carrot GBR 8 1130 2
89
1
222
1
173
1
61
3
290
1
18
2
29
2
148
9 UCooL BEL 7 530 1
21
1
136
2
83
1
87
6
--
1
13
1
43
4
67
10 Little eleFAUnt has array DEU 7 554 1
43
1
106
1
200
1
31
5
--
3
--
2
16
1
13
1
125
11 Exception: teamName not found. GBR 7 689 1
72
1
136
3
251
1
47
1
27
1
13
1
103
12 EE Dragons GBR 7 793 1
35
2
--
8
253
7
--
1
30
1
228
1
3
1
13
2
71
13 Fastnade i en while-loop SWE 7 803 1
62
7
291
2
99
2
43
1
--
1
15
1
7
1
126
14 <(OvO)> DEU 7 847 1
62
2
222
1
119
2
201
1
13
1
29
1
161
15 ACK DEU 7 848 3
65
3
266
1
167
1
99
1
15
1
8
2
128
16 KTH 2 SWE 7 856 1
86
2
--
1
225
1
266
1
50
2
--
1
19
1
15
3
155
17 Soton GBR 7 867 4
71
7
243
3
--
1
40
2
148
1
21
2
29
1
95
18 ';DROP TABLE Participants; BEL 7 891 3
61
5
--
2
177
1
135
1
262
1
24
1
13
2
139
19 ulteamaTUM++ DEU 7 1074 2
67
7
266
1
96
2
--
7
238
1
22
1
16
2
89
20 TapTap GBR 7 1149 2
98
1
272
5
289
2
135
1
11
2
29
2
155
21 KTH 1 SWE 7 1219 2
108
3
258
2
286
3
120
1
13
1
18
4
236
22 Underscore NOR 7 1220 1
29
4
239
2
297
5
291
1
10
1
17
2
157
23 (($[$RANDOM%6]==0))&& rm -rf / NLD 7 1222 1
77
2
286
2
267
4
216
1
--
1
10
1
25
5
161
24 Lambdabamserne DNK 7 1292 1
50
6
287
4
275
1
123
9
--
1
26
1
21
5
270
25 I LIKE TRAINS ✨🚂🚃🚃🚃✨ DEU 6 460 1
33
1
196
1
74
2
--
1
17
1
11
3
89
26 Avantgarde GBR 6 585 2
36
4
259
5
--
1
70
1
9
1
13
2
98
27 Müdigkeit DEU 6 637 1
24
2
--
3
255
1
150
1
34
1
37
1
97
28 ChaosKITs DEU 6 654 1
65
3
241
1
--
2
56
1
18
1
60
1
154
29 (A)void GBR 6 724 1
117
2
164
3
--
1
96
1
27
1
48
2
232
30 #define true false DEU 6 849 3
261
2
243
1
146
1
9
1
18
1
112
31 sudo Ludo anonymous NLD 6 890 1
58
4
--
5
289
3
156
1
13
1
21
4
173
32 Team Redundancy Team DEU 6 920 1
102
2
265
3
171
2
169
1
19
3
74
3
--
33 ROM GBR 6 999 2
183
1
--
3
119
5
297
1
10
1
23
1
227
34 Y U NO ACK GBR 5 243 1
40
4
--
3
--
1
53
1
34
1
30
1
86
35 Unsigned long long NLD 5 426 2
75
2
150
3
--
2
108
1
14
1
19
17
--
36 Phoenix NLD 5 472 1
46
1
269
4
--
4
--
1
16
1
29
2
92
37 Frozen Laptop (Hint: Icy PC) DNK 5 524 1
52
5
--
2
100
1
18
1
70
3
224
38 Static Void SWE 5 532 1
53
3
--
1
231
4
--
1
13
1
28
3
167
39 nat SWE 5 716 4
97
2
276
4
179
1
15
1
9
5
--
40 UCooLTwo BEL 4 342 3
90
1
--
2
153
2
--
1
17
1
22
5
--
41 We are trying to have NLD 4 369 4
--
2
--
1
--
2
101
1
10
1
31
2
187
42 ImmUTable NLD 4 391 1
59
3
--
4
238
1
14
1
20
3
--
43 D3PO DEU 4 406 1
43
5
--
3
--
2
--
1
20
1
49
2
274
44 3xBiggestDecimal DEU 4 412 1
102
2
228
4
--
4
--
1
29
1
33
1
--
45 asdf NOR 4 429 3
87
2
--
2
65
1
50
2
147
46 ;^) DNK 4 470 1
97
1
--
5
--
3
56
1
12
3
225
47 System.out.println(42); DEU 4 496 2
97
4
--
1
16
1
27
5
256
48 ‘{ÖvÖ}’ DEU 4 513 3
269
1
--
3
100
1
36
1
28
2
--
49 TravelMatch™ NLD 4 583 3
162
9
--
5
--
4
--
1
17
1
25
3
299
50 Squirtle Squad GBR 4 585 1
115
6
--
2
52
2
55
5
243
51 import solutions NOR 4 674 3
204
1
19
1
33
5
298
52 AU SWE 4 705 6
243
6
--
3
165
1
110
1
47
53 23.15% mer kräm SWE 4 710 4
114
3
--
1
36
1
104
6
296
54 NLD 4 744 3
212
2
--
1
--
3
--
1
11
4
106
3
275
55 Simon SWE 3 150 1
89
1
--
1
--
1
33
1
28
2
--
56 KitKa(t) DEU 3 153 1
81
4
--
4
--
1
22
1
50
2
--
57 Team 37 NLD 3 157 1
95
1
--
1
--
6
--
2
14
1
28
8
--
58 /etc/inte.d SWE 3 194 3
97
2
--
1
23
1
34
59 Wavelets FIN 3 208 8
--
2
--
3
--
3
103
1
40
1
25
4
--
60 Time Limit Exceeders SWE 3 208 2
126
5
--
1
18
1
44
61 teamKKS DEU 3 215 3
100
2
--
2
--
1
45
1
30
2
--
62 Drink en denk BEL 3 275 1
110
7
--
1
29
4
76
63 The Mathemagicians SWE 3 338 2
186
1
17
3
75
1
--
64 Team Kuno DEU 3 350 5
245
2
--
4
--
1
15
1
10
4
--
65 F3: We're having a field day! NLD 3 404 3
286
2
--
1
--
1
37
1
41
66 LUT FIN 3 490 3
287
1
32
1
131
67 Algorithmions GBR 3 512 6
--
1
--
3
--
5
199
1
36
3
157
68 Alcosecta GBR 2 30 4
--
9
--
1
12
1
18
2
--
69 Tree New Bee GBR 2 65 6
--
1
--
1
20
1
45
70 iMoOR GBR 2 71 8
--
5
--
1
41
1
30
71 Team Integer NLD 2 73 2
--
5
--
2
38
1
15
2
--
72 (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) NLD 2 74 1
--
1
44
1
30
1
--
73 Countable Infinity NOR 2 79 2
--
1
28
1
51
74 cat /dev/urandom >> p1.cpp IRL 2 83 4
--
2
--
2
--
1
27
1
56
75 <placeholderName> GBR 2 89 8
--
1
36
1
53
76 Mission I'm possible DEU 2 121 1
--
4
--
1
68
1
53
3
--
77 HeapHeapArray DEU 2 129 3
--
1
78
1
51
78 bits'n'bytes DNK 2 134 2
--
2
--
1
--
1
38
3
56
79 asdf team GBR 2 139 4
--
1
20
3
79
80 b00lshit DEU 2 145 1
--
3
--
1
60
1
85
3
--
81 BrainNotFoundException DEU 2 146 23
--
6
--
5
--
1
51
1
95
82 Bath 1 GBR 2 172 19
--
3
--
1
71
3
61
83 Broodje AAPP NLD 2 181 9
--
3
--
1
23
3
118
84 Cayenne SWE 2 190 9
--
3
--
3
--
1
78
3
72
85 Gangster Geeks DEU 2 236 3
--
1
--
1
117
1
119
86 Segmentation Fault GBR 2 273 1
--
1
--
2
161
2
72
3
--
87 The BubbleSorters NLD 2 283 2
--
4
--
4
--
1
149
1
134
88 PlsNoCopyPasta DEU 2 287 11
--
3
69
1
178
89 tzaar ket om NLD 2 307 4
--
3
--
1
--
4
71
1
176
90 Wild Hurricanes DEU 2 348 1
88
1
260
91 LivCompSci GBR 2 405 4
--
4
227
1
118
92 VanillaThunder DEU 2 531 8
132
1
259
93 Bath 2 GBR 1 76 1
--
2
--
1
76
5
--
94 Trivialität DEU 1 192 1
--
1
--
3
152
3
--
95 St Andrews Alpha GBR 0 0
95 St Andrews Beta GBR 0 0
95 St Andrews Gamma GBR 0 0
95 U+1F574 NLD 0 0
95 ez code ez life NOR 0 0 1
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A B C D E F G H I J K
Solved / Tries 63/258 (24%) 0/8 (0%) 33/132 (25%) 25/142 (17%) 45/194 (23%) 2/9 (22%) 13/97 (13%) 3/14 (21%) 94/119 (78%) 92/131 (70%) 46/186 (24%)
Average tries 2.97 1.60 2.75 2.68 2.66 2.25 2.69 2.80 1.27 1.39 2.82
Averages tries to solve 1.87 -- 2.79 2.24 1.98 1.00 2.54 2.33 1.27 1.34 2.46
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