Fall 2003 UCSD Undergraduate Programming Contest

Saturday Oct 11th, 2003
Time: 12:00 (noon) to 6:30pm
Location: APM 2444

Sponsored by

The Dini Group

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

Results for Fall 2003 Contest

C++ and Geometry Hints
Java Hints

Registration starts at Noon, and ends at 12:45pm.
You must be at the contest by 12:30pm in order to compete.
The practice for the contest will start at 12:45pm. The programming part of the contest will last for 5 hours
There will be around 5 questions to solve

A pizza order will arrive around 12:45pm and another one at the end of the contest close to 6pm.

Students will compete individually for this contest solving traditional algorithms problems. We will go back to the Software Battle Bot contest in Spring. The reason for concentrating on the traditional algorithms for this contest is to form teams and prepare students for the ACM regional programming contest this Fall.

Teams will be formed from the top finishers to compete in the 2003 ACM Southern California Programming Contest on November 15th at Riverside Community College.

Eligibility: You must be a part time (greater than 50%) or a full time UCSD undergraduate to participate. You may also be a 1st year graduate student who has not received any advanced degree (no MS or PhD received). The Fall contest is limited to undergraduates and 1st year MS or PhD students.

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: The time window to sign up is over. Please check back in Spring for the Spring 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

Results from Fall 2002 Contest

Results from Spring 2003 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.