Fall 2002 UCSD Undergraduate Programming Contest

Friday Oct 11th, 2002
Time: 4:00pm to 11pm
Location: APM 2444

Sponsored by

The Dini Group


With academic support from
UCSD Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and
UCSD ACM Student Chapter


The contest questions turned out much harder than anticipated, so no one reached the grand prize.

Thanks goes to Mike Dini for provide the prizes, food and drinks. John Bellardo deserves a lot of praise for setting up and running the judging software for the contest. Michael Van Biesbrouck, Greg Hamerly, Don Yang, and John Bellardo put together the problems and the solutions. Special thanks to Jena Calder for making the trips to get/order the food and drinks.

Picture of the top placing contestants

Fall 2002 overall ranking

Fall 2002 problems and answers


Mike Dini will award $10,000 to be split evenly among all teams that solve 6 problems. This is in addition to the prizes for the top 10 placing teams listed below.


Registration starts at 4:00pm, and ends at 5:15pm.
You must be at the contest by 5:15pm in order to compete.
The practice for the contest will start at 5:15pm, and the pizza will arrive at 5:30pm.

Students will compete individually for this contest. Teams will be formed from the top finishers to defend UCSD's last years regional title at this years 2002 ACM Southern California Programming Contest on November 16th at Riverside Community College.

Eligibility: You must be a part time (greater than 50%) or a full time UCSD undergraduate to participate. The Fall contest is restricted to undergraduates.

Languages: You can program in either C, C++ or Java

Editors: Emacs and Vi

Prizes: The top 10 individuals will receive cash prizes sponsored by The Dini Group .

1st - $1000,
2nd - $700,
3rd - $500,
4th - $300,
5th - $200, and
6th through 10th - $100
.

Additional door prizes will be given out.

Food: Pizza and pop will be provided for everyone.

How to sign up: Sign up is now closed for the Fall 2002 programming contest.

List of Everyone Signed Up


Make sure you bring your programming language, algorithm, math, geometry, graphics, and reference books and notes with you to the contest. You cannot use any on-line material or help system on the web or the computer. You can only use written material you bring with you.

Official Instructions

Tips for competing in the contest


Check out the practice problems from past contests to prepare for the contest:

Results from Fall 1999 Contest

Results from Spring 2000 Contest

Results from Fall 2000 Contest

Results from Spring 2001 Contest

Results from Fall 2001 Contest

Results from Spring 2002 Contest

General Tips for the Programming Contest


Contact Brad Calder (calder@cs.ucsd.edu), if you have any questions, or would like to help out with the contest.