Contests on Brilliant.org ?

Hello everyone !

I've spent a significant amount of time on Competitive Programming websites like Codeforces, and I sometimes solve problems on MathMash, which holds regular math competitions. I think Brilliant.org has a much diverse community than both the sites, and its possible to organize much diverse contests as compared to both the sites. We can have physics contests, biology contests, and much more ! We can also organise a mashup contest, consisting of problems from different fields mixed together. I think this will be a great idea which can be implemented.

I am aware of the cons too. Such a move can simply destroy the reputation of Brilliant.org as a great website for learning, and can become a place of cut-throat competition between problem solvers. This can easily undermine the fun of learning and solving problems for beginners, who will be demoralized by the top participants. However, on the flip side, such an assessment will give you a realistic idea of where you stand. Currently, by selectively solving problems, we can get a good rating on Brilliant.org. I'm myself guilty of having done so.

Guys, what are your opinions ?

Note by Mohit Kumar Basak
1 year ago

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There have been innumerable contests in Brilliant in the past, including Mechanics contests, JEE Maths contests and Integration contests. They have always been a great learning experience.

Swapnil Das - 1 year ago

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Recently I don't see them ?

Mohit Kumar Basak - 1 year ago

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Well, if there have been then fine ! I've never seen hence I didn't know.

Mohit Kumar Basak - 1 year ago

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@Mohit Kumar Basak Not too recently, you are right. All the active members of Brilliant are quite inactive nowadays.

Swapnil Das - 1 year ago

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