PSU Programmers Form Teams for International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)

Interested in hi-tech and programming? Love computers, and your friends share your interests? Looking for newer professional prospects and job opportunities?

If you ever been able to write a program like “multiply two numbers” in any language – Pascal, Python, C ++, Java, C #, etc., well, then you can pass at least one task of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)!

Come together as a team of three people and register before October 9:

Teams are allowed to work distantly and individually, using a separate computer for each of the participants. For more details, please read the rules on the official NERC website:

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world. Headquartered at Baylor University, the ICPC operates autonomous regional contests covering six continents culminating in a global World Finals every year.

At the programming competitions, the students have to write a program code to solve complex algorithmic problems and hone teamwork skills within limited resources and time: a computer and a set of tasks that need to be solved in 5 hours.

Upon the results, the teams passing the 1/8 qualification will move on to the Contest quarter finals.

In 2019, PSU programmers entered the ICPC World Semi-Finals (1/2), held in St. Petersburg (Russia).”At the Semi-Finals in 2019, we managed to show a better result, compared to 2018. We almost reached the Finals, but missed a bit, one task, to be exact. Now that we have a better understanding what could be improved to successfully perform in the future,”

says Mikhail Lizunov, PSU teams coach.

In 2018, 302 teams from Russia and the CIS countries have participated in the Northern Eurasia Finals, 16 of which reached the final of the World Cup. The city of Perm was represented by 7 teams in the semi-finals: three teams from PSU, two teams from HSE Perm, and two teams from Perm National Research Polytechnic University.

The support of PSU teams was provided by PARMA Technologies Group and BIONT. Previously, in December 2019, the Bagels team (PSU) had topped in Programming Tops ICPC 2019-2020 Quarterfinals.

About ICPC

By its mission, the ICPC is an extra-curricular, competitive programming sport for students at universities around the world. ICPC competitions provide gifted students opportunities to interact, demonstrate, and improve their teamwork, programming, and problem-solving process.

The ICPC is a global platform for academia, industry, and community to shine the spotlight on and raise the aspirations of the next generation of computing professionals as they pursue excellence.

ICPC contests are team competitions. Current rules stipulate that each team consist of three students. Participants must be university students, who have had less than five years of university education before the contest. Students who have previously competed in two World Finals or five regional competitions are ineligible to compete again.

During each contest, the teams of three are given 5 hours to solve between eight and fifteen programming problems (with eight typical for regionals and twelve for finals). They must submit solutions as programs in C, C++, Java, Ada, Python, or Kotlin.

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