To be held on December 2nd, 2023
In a programming competition, you are given 6-12 problems which you have to solve in a certain amount of time. To solve a problem you must pass all the testcases given for that problem to make sure that you have a valid solution. An example problem would be the
Hello World Problem
, where the only thing you must do is print out "Hello World!".
Great! You don't have to be good at programming to compete and have fun. The competition will be catered towards students in CSCN 111, CSCN 112, and CSCN 215 so you should not be confused.
Great question! Yes! We will be ordering pizza for everyone and catering to those with food allergies. There will be prizes for those that place well along with participation awards.
The contest will be held in one of the rooms in the School of Business. You will compete as an individual and given 3 hours to solve as many problems as you can. Your Kattis account will automatically be invited to join the competition and there will be 6-10 problems for you to solve within the 3 hours. You may ask for help from the volunteers if you are stuck on a problem. These problems will be aimed towards those who are just starting programming and those who have some experience.
One of our best resources is our
. This guide will walk you through some basic problems to solve so that you are prepared for the problems you will experience at the competition.
In our competition we will be using the Kattis platform, open.kattis.com. You should familiarize yourself with this platform and try to solve some of the problems on there. Kattis also allows you to sort the problems by difficulty so you can find problems that are at your level.
We are allowing the access of any printed materials. If you have programming books or want to bring a C++ cheatsheet then you are allowed to do so. Because you will not be allowed to access Google, it is extremely recommended that you print out any documentation that you think you will need.
December 2nd, 2023
9:15 - Doors open to the School of Business.
9:50 - Contestants enter the competition area
9:55 - Doors close to the School of Business
10:00 - Competition will start
12:00 - Pizza will arrive
1:00 - Competition will end
1:10 - Prizes will be handed out
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