Programming Contest Team
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Programming Contest Team
Practice is every Friday following CS Club
3:00 or 3:30
If you are interestd, please
Current practice problems, notes and such.
What is a programming contest?
A programming contest is a three to five hour competition where teams of up to three
members attempt to provide programming solutions to a set of problems. Teams
usually have access to a single computer for the contests.
The ACM page
has more information.
What type of problems are you asked to solve?
Problems are usually simple, given you see the trick. Many contests
include vector problems, graphics algorithms, and graph theory. Usually the
problems can be written in less than 200 lines of code.
In what events will we participate?
We usually participate in
How have you done in the past?
Edinboro has been active in the PACISE contest for years, and usually
- PACISE 2002, 4th out of 25 teams
- ACM ENCA 2002, 69th out of 131
- PACISE 2003 11th and 13th out of 20
- ACM ENCA 2003, 35th and 58th out of 127
- PACISE 2004 4th and 11th out of 21
- ACM ENCA 2015
Who may join?
Any student in the university may join the team. All experience levels are
welcome. We need people with a wide variety of skills including:
- Algorithm Development
- Code Development
- Code Entry
- Debugging and Testing
What is involved in practice
We attempt to meet once a week for practice. Either individually or as teams
we attempt to solve a set of problems in a limited amount of time. After
the time has expired, we analyze our experience for the day.
What does it cost?
In the past, the Computer Club has helped to fund the team.
How can I join the team?
Send email to Dan Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), or attend one of the early
practice sessions. Times and locations will be posted.