Waterloo’s local Programming Contests are held every term, and conducted according to ICPC Rules with the following variances:

  • each entrant is a single individual, rather than a team of three
  • each contest is three hours long, rather than five
  • there are five questions

In the fall, Waterloo’s local contests are used to select teams to represent Waterloo at the International Collegiate Programming Contest. All UW students are welcome — come to learn, come for fun, or come to win. Available programming languages are Racket, C, C++, Java, Pascal, Python, and Scala. You are allowed to bring notes and books. You are not allowed any electronic aids like calculators or the Web.

Contact Troy Vasiga for more information.

Sunday, February 7, 2021
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sign-in and account setup.  Login instructions will be emailed to contestants by 10:30am.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Practice contest
  • — lunch break —
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Contest
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Discussion of problems; announcement of results.  This will take place on MS Teams.