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 Ondřej Lhoták for more information.

Date:
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Location:
Math & Computer Building, MC 3003
Timetable:
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sign-in and account setup
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Practice contest
  • — lunch break —
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Contest
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free pizza; discussion of problems; announcement of results. (This takes place in MC 2035.)