Saturday, 4 October 2008

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Gates B02 (basement computer cluster) and Gates B21 (PUP cluster)

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News & Announcements

The 2008 Stanford Local Programming Contest is now complete! Thanks to all contestants for coming out to make this event another huge success. This year, we had a record-breaking attendance of 40 Stanford students, which is 40% more than any previous year!

Congratulations to the 2008 champion, Jaehyun Park, who solved all 8 contest problems with a whole 3 minutes to spare! We will be contacting the leading contestants shortly to form the official Stanford teams for the upcoming ACM Pacific NW Regional Contest.

The problem set, judge input and output data, and judge solutions can be found here:

[ problems.pdf | | ]


Once again, Stanford will be hosting a local programming contest to select the students who will represent Stanford at the 2008 ACM Pacific NW Region Programming Contest, and hopefully, at the 2009 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in Stockholm, Sweden!

The local contest will be an individual contest (students compete as individuals, and not on teams). The top six individuals will be grouped to form two teams of three students each to represent Stanford at the regional contest. The top three teams at the regional contest qualify for the 2009 World Finals to be held in mid-April. The winning students not only bring fame and glory to their university, but also win scholarships, prizes, and other goodies.

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest pits teams of three individuals working on a single computer against a host of problems (typically 7-10) 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 this contest.

For more information, please contact:

Sonny Chan -

Chuong Do -