CerealCodes 2023 Programming Contest

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From August 13 to 15, we hosted one of the largest high school programming competitions this year with nearly 1000 participants.

First, I would like to thank everyone who made this contest possible, including our problemsetting, web development, and outreach team members, especially Justin Huang and Patrick Deng, who spent countless hours helping prepare our new website, new contest grader, and problems. This contest has been in the works for around a year, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. I would also like to give a huge shoutout to our sponsors VPlanetCoding, Ottersec, AOPS, Taskade, and Desmos, who helped provide our contest with excellent prizes for the winners and raffles for our participants.

CerealCodes is a competitive programming competition under the nonprofit organization BracketCS, which was created to promote computer science fluency to all students worldwide. I founded CerealCodes as a platform to help students learn and pursue their computer science passions through a series of curated high-quality programming problems created by our talented team.

Our second-ever contest had 855 participants and 472 teams from 77 countries around the world this past week, with over 30 problems across our three divisions: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. We also raised over $25,000 value in prizes and raffles, including our own CerealCodes merch and tons of sponsored prizes.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the CerealCodes 2024 contest next year!