1st UCSD Programming Contest

Friday October 22, 1999
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Location: uAPE lab (AP&M B402)

Sponsored by

With support by
UCSD Department of Computer Science and Engineering
UCSD ACM Student Chapter

We sent 3 teams to the ACM Southern California Regional Contest and they place #2, #16, and #25 out of approximately 50 teams. Here are the rankings:

AMC Southern California Regional Contest Results

The teams consited of the following students:

UCSD Surfers
Ben Ashbaugh
Mark Baysinger
Greg Hamerly

UCSD Sun Gods
John Bellardo
Farnstrom Fredrik
Don Yang

Alex Gantman
Will Hutchinson
Holden Robbins

The UCSD Surfers will advance to the finals and will be competing at the ACM World Finals on March 19th, 2000.

UCSD Programming Contest Results

UCSD Programming Contest Problems

For the problems, the .dat files contain input, and .diff files the result of that input.

In the first UCSD programming contest UCSD students will compete by solving programming problems for prizes. Participants will code up solutions to these problems using C or C++. The top finishers from this contest will be used to form the teams to represent UCSD at the 1999 ACM Southern California Programming Contest on November 13th in Santa Barbara.

Pizza and pop will be provided for all participants. There will be prizes for the top 10 finishers. The prizes are $150 for first, $100 for second, $50 for third, and $20 each for fourth through tenth places. In addition, there will be random prizes, which include class text books, t-shirts, and software.

How to sign up: Sign up is now closed. The list of participants will be finalized by Thursday afternoon.

List of Everyone Signed Up

Official Instructions:
( PostScript , Adobe PDF )

More Contest Details:

We will start giving out contest accounts at 6:00, and the contest will start promptly at 6:30. If you do not show up by 6:20, then your slot may be given to another student, and we will go over the rules starting at 6:20. We'll also order the pizza by 6:20 giving people a chance to vote on what they like. The contest will last for 3 hours, and prizes will be awarded a little after 9:30.

We will have special accounts set up for the contest with logins and passwords. These accounts must be used for the contest. You are not allowed to take code from other accounts or from the Internet, but you are allowed to bring any books or written material with you to the contest. From example, you may want to bring programming language books, algorithm and theory books, math books, etc.

The contest will consist of 6 questions (2 easy, 2 medium, and 2 hard). Your solutions will be mailed to a primary account, where judges will review them, and you will be given a form similar to as is done at the ACM programming contest telling you whether your solution was correct. If it was correct, the form will also tell you your time.

For the final rankings, each person who solves at least one problem will be ranked:

There will be student runners to bring result forms back for submitted solutions, to bring back print outs from the printer, and to run any problem clarifications you might have to the judges.

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