Programming Contest 101
The Lethbridge Collegiate Programming Contest (LCPC) is part of an
international event that pits the top universities in the world against
one another. You will be given a set of real-world problems and will
attempt to solve as many as you can in 3 hours. The contest will test
your algorithmic skills and creativity.
For the LCPC, we will be breaking up into two divisions (cleverly named Division I and Division II).
Division I will have more challenging problems that are designed
for more experienced programmers, whereas Division II will contain
simpler problems that are aimed at new-comers. Each student will
have an option of which Division they would like to compete in.
Note: You are not eligible to compete in Division II if you have competed in a regional competition or taken CPSC 3200 in the past.
: only University of Lethbridge students are eligible
At the LCPC, contestants may use C, C++ or Java. During the contest, you will have access to the following references:
These websites (plus the submission page) are the only websites
that you will have access to during the contest. However, you may bring
in any non-electronic
items you wish (e.g., textbooks, scrap paper, hints, etc.).
If you are competing in Division II, then you will be able to ask
the organizers for assistance for simple programming issues. This
includes syntax errors, unknown compiler errors, etc.
- This is an individual contest.
- The contest will have 5 problems and run for 3 hours.
- No electronic devices in the room (except the computers, of course!).
- You may bring any written material you wish (including textbooks, pre-written code, etc.).
- You will be allowed to print your code during the contest.
- Contestants are ranked according to who has the most solved problems, with ties broken by the time to solve the problem.
: There will be an information session on
September 16 4:00pm in D631 aimed at the new-comers and will describe the contest
format more formally. (There will be pizza and pop provided, so why
Eligibility and Registration
- You must be a student at the University of Lethbridge to claim prizes.
- You must be eligible to compete in the 2016 regional contests in order to claim prizes. (Most students are eligible -- Contact Howard Cheng if you are unsure).
- Students not meeting these requirements are eligible to compete, but not claim prizes.
- Registration closes on September 22, 2016.
- If you run into any issues while registering or have any questions, please contact Howard Cheng.
You can REGISTER HERE
Feel like you need a tune-up before the contest? Here are a few websites that should help you out: