Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Time: 12 - 5 pm

Location: Online / Virtual


Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Stanford Local Programming Contest! This year the contest will be online.

The SLPC will be a five hour contest, and you can compete as an individual or as part of a team of up to three. We ask those with competitive programming experience to compete individually. Please indicate this preference when registering.

Once again, Stanford will be hosting a local programming contest to select the students who will represent Stanford at the 2020 ICPC Pacific NW Region Programming Contest. If we qualify (and pandemic-permitting), one of our teams will be heading to the 2021 ICPC North American Championship in Atlanta, USA and/or the 2021 ICPC World Finals in Moscow, Russia!

The International Collegiate Programming Contest pits teams of three individuals working on a single computer against a host of problems (typically 10) 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 the Regionals contest: Harder Easier

All students are welcome to come out an participate in the Stanford Local Programming Contest, whether you are officially eligible to compete in ICPC or not. We hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact the team coaches:

Andy Shih -