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I just finished round one of the Google Code Jam. And I got my butt kicked. I was last place in my room of 10 people. Oh well, it was my first time participating in such a contest and I was able to at least get a free t-shirt.

Some things I learned in the contest:
- Speed is the most important thing. Code neatness is not important. My habit is to code clean instead of fast. So next time I need to get out of the habit of coding well.
- Keep the timer up at all times. I spent way too much time on the first problem. I should've paced myself better.

Posted: 2003-10-24 22:31:21


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