CompProg and WiCS ACM-style Coding Selection Contest (with SWAG, Prizes, Pizzas!)

Dates: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 19:00 to 22:30
Location: 
Old Computer Science, Room 2120
Event Description: 

The Stony Brook Competitive Programming Club (CompProg) and Women in Computer Science (WiCS) are organizing a local ACM-style Coding Contest on

        Thursday, September 19, 2019
        Room 2120 of Old Computer Science Building

        7:00 - 7:30PM -- warmup
        7:30 - 10:30PM -- competition

Each participant must compete alone, and will get 5-7 algorithmic programming problems to solve in 3 hours.

The goal is to identify the top candidates for our ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) teams, which will participate in the Greater New York Regional Contest for a slot in the ACM World Finals to be held in Moscow, Russia next Summer.

SPONSORS:  
Google and Stony Brook GSO (Graduate Student Organization). 


PRIZES (with a new prize by WiCS!):
There will be prizes for the top ten (10) finishers in the selection contest. 

Major prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in each of the three categories:

(1) Juniors (for first- and second-year undergrads),
(2) Seniors (for third- and fourth-year undergrads), and
(3) Grads (for first- and second-year graduate students).

Another new major prize will be awarded by WiCS:

WiCS Choice Award: to be given to a top contestant (chosen by WiCS) not already receiving an award in the grade categories.

REGISTRATION: 
Please register for the selection contest by September 15 (Sunday) at https://forms.gle/ZHW64roPw6ByTzu47. No registration is required for the practice contest. 


Since both contests (practice and selection) will be hosted on HackerRank, you must register a free account at www.hackerrank.com (which takes about a minute) if you have not already done so. Note that for your HackerRank account you must use exactly the same email address and first/last names that you will provide in the contest registration form above.


OTHER INFO:
For more information about the competition, please check out http://www.acmgnyr.org

Problem sets used in our old selection contests can be found here: http://www3.cs.stonybrook.edu/~rezaul/SBU-Local/probs.

Stony Brook's performance in the 2018 Greater New York ACM Regional Contest: http://www3.cs.stonybrook.edu/~rezaul/ACM-ICPC/GNY-2018/regional-2018.html

We also have a new Google group for competitive programming: https://groups.google.com/a/cs.stonybrook.edu/d/forum/compprog

Please join the group if you are interested in receiving future announcements.

We look forward to seeing you at the contest!

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CompProg and WiCS ACM-style Coding Selection Contest (with SWAG, Prizes, Pizzas!)