CPFAQ: Is Competitive Programming Only For Smart People?

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I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page.

It’s fun to debate the nature vs. nurture / intelligence vs. effort question. Years ago, I started this blog with a post on that subject. In Quora’s competitive programming topic, people have found a multitude of ways to ask Is competitive programming only for smart people? I found the most interesting answers in a question with this unwieldy title:

Can an average IQ person with no competitive programming experience reach Brian Bi’s level in C++ and competitive programming one day just by hard work?

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CPFAQ: The Quora Approach to Quality Control

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. Every website that gets its content from its users has to deal with the problem of […]

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CPFAQ: Making a Wiki Look Like Wikipedia

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. I mentioned last week that I was creating a glossary of competitive programming terms, in the […]

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CPFAQ: Unicode in Quora Question Titles

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. As I have mentioned in the past, I often use Excel as a quick way to […]

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CPFAQ: Multi-Question Questions

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. When you’re logged into Quora, there’s a link at the top of your question feed that […]

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CPFAQ: Quora Merge Tracker

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. The Competitive Programming topic on Quora, and related topics, contain thousands of examples of what people […]

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CPFAQ: Merging Questions, Part 2

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. One result of classifying many Quora questions is finding many duplicates. Quora knows about this and […]

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