An info session about programming competitions will take place Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 5-6 p.m. in Rekhi 101. Programming competitions are team events testing your skills at answering programming questions, correctly and quickly. Top teams at the various events can go on to compete against top teams in the world.
Info Session: Programming Competitions
Wed. 9/20, 5:00-6:00pm
What are programming competitions?
Programming competitions are team events (groups of 3 students) testing your skills at answering programming questions, correctly and quickly. Top teams at the various events can go on to compete against top teams in the world.
Why do you want to participate?
The programming contest tests your skills against other teams and universities, helps in developing problem solving skills, and can aid in preparation for job interviews (practice solving problems quickly).When and how can you participate?
Multiple programming competitions will be run this Fall.
Student eligibility rules are listed here: https://icpc.global/regionals/rules (Last year’s rules were basically, you can only compete a max of 5 times at the regional levels, started college 2019 or later, and been born 2000 or later). Note, first year graduate students may be able to participate under these rules. Exceptions are made for military service and other instances that impact your education.
A practice competition, the NAQ (North American Qualifier), is scheduled for Sept. 30 (1-6CT). Laura must register teams by Sept. 26th.
The official regional contest is scheduled for Nov. 4th (1-6CT). note the website still needs updatingLaura must place t-shirt orders in mid-Oct., and register teams by Oct. 18th.
Students who are interested and eligible can sign up to form teams of 3.
For those who can not attend the information session, please fill in the form to indicate your interest, teammates to register, or that you are looking for teammates:
Practice Contest: https://forms.gle/f9TDGYZbz6qL1ToV8
Regional Contest: https://forms.gle/49kCmifcyFxUzssA6
For more information and resources, look here.