Every year, UniTN sponsors the participation of one team of students in the regional contest of the ACM-ICPC competition. The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest is the oldest programming competition, running since the seventies. In order to participate, teams are selected in the following way:
- Universities organise local competitions to select the beast teams to send to the regional contest.
- @UniTN: We run a series of meetings to train on the ACM-ICPC problems from April to May. At the end of May, a local competition is held to select one (or more) teams.
- The best teams participate in a regional contest; Italy belongs to the SWERC group, whose competitions are normally held in November.
- @UniTN: The expenses to participate in the event are (almost) fully covered by UniTN. The selected teams perform additional training from September to November.
- The best teams in the regional contest participate in the world contest, usually held on the next year.
- @UniTN: We never got to that point…
How to participate
If you are interested in participating, feel free to join the UniTN @ ACM-ICPC Telegram Channel. First meeting (presentation only), Tuesday 14/2 16.00–17.00 in Room A107.
- 4/4 (A107) 16.00–18.00
- 11/4 (A107) 16.00–18.00
- 2/5 (A107) 16.00–18.00
- 9/5 (A107) 16.00–18.00
- 16/5 (A107) 16.00–18.00
- 23/5 (A107) 16.00–18.00
- 30/5 (A107) 16.00–18.00
The following are useful resources for training:
- ACM-ICPC Online Archive
- Universidad de Vallolida Online Archive
- SWERC Website
- Steven S. Skiena. The Algorithm Design Manual, 2nd edition. Springer-Verlag [Web site] (available in the library)
- Steven S. Skiena, Miguel A. Revilla. Programming Challenges. Springer-Verlag [Web site] (available in the library)
- Wikipedia page on Competitive Programming
UniTN Hall of Fame
- Trento e Lode 2007 (18°)
- Trento e Lode 2008 (15°)
- Crackers Salati 2012 (20°)
- TN Broccoli 2013 (34°)
- UniTrento 2015 (52°)
- UniTrento 2016 (12° — Bronze medal)