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2001 Local ACM Programming Contest


September 2001

2001 Local ACM Programming Contest

Prizes ... Pizza ... Pop ... Programming

First place:$100 and a great book
First place woman:$100 and a great book
Second place:$50 and a good book
Third Place:$25 and a pretty good book
4th - 10th Place:$20
Special CU Freshman Prizes:$100, $50, $25

Sunday, September 30, 2001
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Registration and Pizza -- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CS Labs, Engineering Center, Room ECCR 1B15

Each year the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, the Computer Science Professional Society) holds an international programming contest. Each region from the US and the world sends two teams to compete; there are about 30 regions. CU is one of the host schools for the Rocky Mountain region, which includes schools from Mexico to Canada; this year, the regional contest will be held at CU on Saturday, Nov. 17th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

We are holding a local programming contest on Sunday, September 30th, to help choose teams of 3 students each to represent us at the regional contest and hopefully at the international contest too. We have often sent teams to the Internationals in the past; one year we won the regional contest and sent our team to Internationals in Eindhoven, Holland! This year the Internationals are in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 20-24 (spring break is Mar 25-29). Participating in Internationals (as well as Regional contests) looks good on your resume or your application to grad school. And it's a free trip to Hawaii.

Our teams for the regionals (4 teams of 3 students each) will be chosen from the winners of the local contest and our list of hotshots. Each team can contain at most one grad student in their first or second year of grad school and at least two undergrads. The local contest will be individuals (teams of 1). The programming environment for the local and regional contest is C/C++ on UNIX. At Internationals you will have to use IBM compilers (they are the sponsor) on NT machines. You can bring any printed materials, books, program listing, etc. you want, but no electronic stuff (calculators, floppys, goodies from your home directory, from the web, etc.).

Any student is welcome to participate in the local contest, especially non-CS majors and high school students. Non-students are welcome but not eligible for the prizes. The contest also needs many volunteers, so if you are interested but don't want to spend your Sunday evening programming, come by and help run it. Please contact Shana Lourie to volunteer as a helper or to let us know that you intend to compete. What Shana needs to know is your name, what kind of pizza you like, and whether you plan to be a helper or a contestant.

Just to help with the math, if a female freshman is first overall, that's $300 and 2 great books.

Don't forget, PIZZA, free pizza, Lots of Totally Awesome Pizza
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