The 2012 Stanford Local ACM Programming Contest is now complete! Thanks to all the contestants who participated in the contest. It is your participation that makes this event a success year after year.
We would like to congratulate our champion for 2012, Nick Wu! Everyone knew that Nick was going to be fast, and we suspected it may play out like watching Usain Bolt at the Olympics, but nobody knew just how fast it was going to be. In what must be a new speed record, Nick polished off all 11 problems of the five hour contest using just a hair more than two hours' time!
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 3rd. 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.
Welcome to the 2012 edition of the Stanford Local Programming Contest!
The contest this year will take a new and different form from what we have done for the past decade and a half. We will be joining the inter-scholactic ICPC North American Online Qualifier rather than running a contest with our own infrastructure and problem set. The instructions page will be kept up to date as we determine more details of the logistics, so please check back occassionally for more information, especially if you are a returning contestant from last year. The Stanford Local Programming Contest this year will be an individual contest (students compete as individuals, and not on teams) lasting a total of 5 hours.
As tradition has it, the results of the Stanford Local Programming Contest will be used to select teams of students to represent Stanford at the 2012 ACM Pacific NW Region Programming Contest. If we qualify, one of our teams will be heading to the 2013 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in St. Petersburg, Russia!
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.
All students are welcome to come out an participate in the Stanford Local Programming Contest, whether you are officially eligible to compete in the ACM ICPC or not. We hope to see you there!
For more information, please contact
the contest organizers and team coaches:
Andy Nguyen -
Jaehyun Park -