Programming Contests

The Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, is the primary society for computer science professionals in industry, academia, and government. Each fall ACM holds regional programming contests around the world. The top few teams from each region then participate in an international finals competition, usually in February. Our region, the Mid-Atlantic, is one of the largest and the regional contest is held simultaneously at several sites. The contest itself is a one day, all day affair, on a Saturday in November. The contest proper is a 5 hour period of intense programming in which teams of three are given one computer and attempt to solve as many as possible as fast as possible from a set of about 8 programming problems.

Delaware normally fields 2 teams, and they have done very well in the past. Several teams have gone on to the international finals, and a '95-'96 team ranked 7th in the world. If you like a challenge and would like to hone your programming skills, watch for the announcement in September and come to our practice sessions.

Annual ACM Collegiate Programming Contests (and others)