Calgary Collegiate Programming Contest 2019

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University of Calgary

Calgary, AB | University of Calgary - ICT 102 and Math Sciences Computer Lab

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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Contest Website: http://cpc.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/ccpc

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The Calgary Collegiate Programming Contest (CCPC) provides post-secondary students in Calgary with the opportunity to excel in an ACM ICPC-style programming competition. Students test their aptitude and knowledge against a set of programming puzzles requiring problem-solving, programming, math, and teamwork skills. Teams are ranked according to the number of problems solved within four hours. The CCPC is sponsored by Synopsys and provides a platform for the next generation of computing professionals to pursue excellence. Kattis has graciously sponsored the judging platform.

Contest Format

Teams of 1-3 students will compete to solve a set of 5-10 programming puzzles over a four hour period. The set will have a good mix of problems varying both in difficulty and subject domain. Most of the problems can be solved through cleverness rather than specialized knowledge, although the latter is an asset. Common subjects for problems include combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, and geometry.

Prize Eligibility

In order to be eligible for prizes, contestants must be:

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Calgary, Alberta (undergraduate or graduate)
  • In teams of 1 to 3 members
  • Participating in the same division as everyone else on their team
  • (Extra requirement for Division 2) Students who have not taken (or not currently taking) a data structures course, e.g. CPSC 319/331

Time and Location

The contest is set for Saturday, March 9th, 2019.

10:00am - 11:00am in ICT 102:

  • Competitor check-in
  • Coffee served
  • Receive your team logins

11:00am - 11:40am in ICT 102:

  • Presentation by Synopsys
  • Overview of rules and instructions

11:45am - 12:45pm in the Computer Science Labs (MS First Floor):

  • Teams are assigned a computer and login information
  • Practice contest to familiarize competitors with contest system
  • Lunch is served

1:00pm - 5:00pm in the Computer Science Labs (MS First Floor):

  • Official contest begins
  • Scoreboard will be frozen for the final hour so winners are not known until later presentation

5:00pm - 6:00pm in ICT 102:

  • Presentation of problem statistics (number of attempts, successes, etc.)
  • Presentation by Synopsys
  • Announcement of winners and presentation of prizes
  • Mingling with Synopsys employees and pizza served



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University of Calgary

Calgary, AB | University of Calgary - ICT 102 and Math Sciences Computer Lab

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Canada

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