ACM Programming Competition


UBC Team Members at ACM 2011 Regional Competition

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a two-tiered competition among teams of three students representing institutions of higher education.

The teams are given several problems to solve in five hours by writing computer programs. Teams first compete in regional contests held around the world from September to November each year. The winning team from each regional contest qualifies to advance to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals, typically held sometime in the following March to mid-April. Additional high-ranking teams may be invited to the World Finals as well.

UBC has qualified for the World Finals for the last eight years. UBC has won the regional contest (beating the likes of Stanford, Berkeley, SFU, and Washington) in six of the last seven years.

We need you

In order to keep this tradition alive, we need UBC students (both undergraduate and graduate) to get involved. If you are interested in problem solving, programming, and pizza, contact faculty advisor Will Evans. We’ll put you on a mailing list and invite you to participate in regular practices. The skills you develop will help you academically and open doors for your future.

ACM Event Dates

Local competition to select three teams for Regionals
September 17, 2011 & September 24, 2010

Regional competition
November 5, 2011 at SFU

World Finals
May 14 - May 18 2012 at the University of Warsaw, Poland

ACM Links

Pacific Northwest Region
International Web Site

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