The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is the world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest. The Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University will host the 2018-2019 ACM ICPC regional competition on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Racing against the clock
The competition challenges teams of three students to solve a collection of complex, real-world algorithmic problems, with a grueling five-hour deadline. Collaborating around a shared computer with a problem statement, they race against the clock in an intense exercise of reasoning, strategy, and persistence.
The team that solves the greatest number of problems in the fewest attempts in the least cumulative time is declared the regional winner and will be invited to compete at the ACM ICPC World Finals in Porto, Portugal in spring 2019.
At last year’s regionals, students from over 3000 universities in 111 countries on six continents competed to advance to the World Finals. CSU computer science students pitted their skills against over 100 teams from colleges and universities throughout the ACM ICPC Rocky Mountain region including, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Mexico. CSU also hosted the competition in 2010 and 2011.