ACM-ICPC

Introduction

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.

Meetings time­ta­ble

  • 4/4 (A107) 16.00–18.00
  • 11/4 (A107) 16.00–18.00
  • 20/4 (A108) 16.00–18.00
  • 27/4 (A108) 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:

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)