Information on the
2003 Local UF Programming Competition
2003 ACM Southeast Regional Programming Competition
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The 2003 ACM Southeast Regional Programming CompetitionYou must
attend practices to try out for the UF teams!
Thursdays 5:30PM-8:30PM and Saturdays 1PM-5PM in the CSE Bldg. lab,
Contest time: Friday/Saturday October 24-25th,
Contest location: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University,
Daytona Beach, FL. If we win there, we fly out to the world finals in
Eligible: Undergraduates and 1st/2nd year graduates at
UF taking at least a half-load. May not possess a masters or doctorate.
Age is irrelevant.
UF will be sending 3-4 teams of 3 people
consisting of one grad and two undergraduates or three undergraduates.
Every team must complete as many problems as they can from a pool of 8-10
within five hours. Each team gets one machine to work on, so one person
codes while the others work on paper. Teams can bring any printed material
Last year a UF team came in 5th out of ~80 teams. We expect to improve
on that this year!ACM-ICPC
Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The 2003 UF Programming CompetitionUPDATE
2: Starting two hours before the competition, at 11:00AM
SHARP we will be running practice sessions and discussions of the
rules to get everyone acquainted with how the day is going to run and to
answer any questions. It is expected that everyone who can make this show
up. Skip this at your own risk!
Specifically, we will do a trial
run using a practice problem. If we have too many people showing up (i.e.,
people who failed to register), this problem may be used to determine who
gets to compete.
So from 11:00AM to 1:00PM is prep time, then 1:00PM
to 6:30PM is the official contest.
People have been asking
compiler questions. The judges will be compiling your submitted source.
Your source must compile under the plain Java 1.4 install (currently on
sand.cise.ufl.edu but soon to be on all the lab machines), or for C/C++
the lab's Microsoft Visual or under gcc 3.1.1. This means no
strange/non-standard libraries. If you are unsure, test some example
source in the lab or at the practice session. Additionally, java users may
request to download the trial version of JCreator BEFORE the timed contest
All code you write during the competition must be from
scratch (except for copy/pasting code you'vealready written during the
competition). You may not download source (or any executables) or have
templates or pre-written stuff prepared. The internet acess is for
web-browsing only. Contestants will be monitored to ensure
UPDATE: Prior to
assembling in the labs we will meet in the lecture hall CSE E119 on the
bottom of the computer science building to discuss rules/format, last
minute changes, and answer any questions. We might also have a guest
speaker. In addition, this is where refreshments and pizza will be
Prizes: 1st: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100.
T-Shirts to the first 25 people who register early with Kevin Lawler by sending their name
and intention to compete.
When: Saturday 1:00PM-6:30PM,
September 27th, 2003.
Where: UF CSE Bldg computer lab, room
Eligible: All UF students
early to sign up. Free pizza and refreshments will be served. We may have
a guest speaker from the Harris company.
Format: 5 hours to
complete 10 programming problems. Problems are solvable by anyone with
solid coding experience or a basic grasp of data structures. Detailed
descriptions of the problems and sample input and output are provided. The
competitor must submit uncompiled source to the judges who run the program
on a large secret pool of test input. Incorrect solutions may be revised
as many times as necessary. The most correct solutions wins, but in the
event of a tie, the person with the least number of submissions wins.
Allowed languages are Java and C/C++. Contestants may bring any printed
material to the competition and may browse the internet (but not
communicate to the outside) during the contest. Everyone competes as an
individual and may not discuss problems with other participants. A break
room will be held away from the lab with the refreshments, and
participants are free to take breaks during the competition.
Though the lab has plenty of computers, students may bring their
own laptops if desired (the lab is wireless enabled).
Mail klawler(at)cise.ufl.edu for more info.
||September 27, 2003|
||UF CSE Bldg computer lab, room
P.O. Box 116120