The 2011 Stanford Local ACM Programming Contest is now complete! Thanks to all the contestants who participated in this event. It is your participation that makes this even a success year afer year.
We would like to extend a special congratulations to our returning champion for 2011, Chenguang Zhu! Chenguang came in first place again, solving six of the nine problems this year, and he did so slightly faster than our second place contestant, Nick Wu, who close behind and also solved six problems.
We will be sending out invitations for the official Stanford ACM ICPC teams shortly. We also wanted to remind everyone that we will continue to host team programming contests for training (or for fun) every weekend between now and the regional contest on November 5th. You are invited to join us, regardless of whether or not you are on one of the ACM ICPC teams. Please contact the organizers if you are interested.
Once again, Stanford will be hosting a local programming contest to select the students who will represent Stanford at the 2011 ACM Pacific NW Region Programming Contest, and hopefully, at the 2012 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in Warsaw, Poland!
The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest pits teams of three individuals working on a single computer against a host of problems (typically 8-11) that must be solved in five hours. These problems can generally be solved by careful analysis and application of algorithms taught in undergraduate computer science. Some are quite challenging. For examples, see the problems from previous years of this contest.
The Stanford Local ACM Programming Contest will be an individual contest (students compete as individuals, and not on teams) lasting 4 hours. Due to time constraints this year, the results of this one and only local contest will be used to select and form teams to represent Stanford at the regional competition. The top 9 eligible contestants will be placed into three official Stanford teams for the ACM-ICPC.
The top two teams at the regional contest qualify for the 2011 World Finals to be held in May. The winning students not only bring fame and glory to their university, but also win scholarships and other prizes.
For more information, please contact
the contest organizers and team coaches:
Sonny Chan -
Andy Nguyen -
Jaehyun Park -