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2012 FIU-ACM High School Programming Competition

Date: Saturday, March 24 2012, 8:30am to 3:30pm

Here are the competition results

Complete problem set with solutions Click here to view the competition schedule

Corporate Sponsor: Ultimate Software

Each year, this competition is organized and run by the FIU student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) club, and the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University.

Contest Archives

Registration is currently open!

The contest follows the format and rules of the ACM Regional Intercollegiate Programming Competitions (see  Sample problems can be found at that site. Each team (1-3 students) will attempt to solve a set of programming problems within four hours.

Registration fee: $10 per student.
Registration deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012

Each school may register up to three teams, unless special permission has been given by the contest director.

View the Contest Rules and Environment

Programming competition: Each team consists of 1-3 members. A mixture of medium-difficulty and advanced problems. The most advanced problems may require some familiarity with graph searching, backtracking, geometry, elementary combinatorics, and sorting with comparators. As many as 16 teams will be able to compete. You may pre-register more than one team, but each school is only guaranteed a spot for one team. After the registration deadline, unused team slots will be awarded in order by earliest registration dates.

In order to guarantee a spot for your students, your registration check must reach us by the registration deadline.

Individual medals will be awarded members of the first, second, and third place teams. Each student attending the event will be given a T-shirt and lunch. Students and coaches are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event. Door prizes are likely.

Competition programming seminar: In addition to offering the programming competition, we have scheduled an alternative activity for students who may be interested in learning how to program for competitions: Tips and techniques for basic competition programming.

The fee is $10 per sutdent, and students can sign up using this online form.
Please make your registration check out to FIU-ACM Student Chapter and send it by the registration deadline, to the following address:

FIU-ACM Student Chapter
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199

Registration Steps for the Competition Teams:

Step 1: Read the Contest rules.

Step 2: Click:

Step 3: View and print a payment invoice, which contains the registration amount for competition teams. The following list shows schools that have registered at least one team: