On Evaluation of Rookie SRM
So far we have 5 Rookie SRMs. I want some evaluations from TopCoder side of what was the effect on creating Rookie SRMs.
There are some things that we should consider:
- Whether problem difficulties are appropriate/optimal for targeted skill-level
- Whether the 75-minute match time is appropriate/optimal for targeted skill-level
- What the concept of problem setting should be in this contest
For example, I thought that, 75-minute is bit long in such contest that targets beginners, and 45-minute might be better. However, this is a personal opinion and such opinions may change by people.
Also, I think that one of the ideal key concept for first problem is "programming basics", and the second and third one are either of "typical usage of basic algorithms", "implementation challenge", or "practice of mathematical observations", or those combined. However, for any concept TopCoder imagines, it should be presented more clearer to gain the reputation.
I am waiting for response for the current evaluation, for creating world's best competitions for beginners.