The 2011 ACM ICPC South Central USA Regional Programming Contest is scheduled to be held October 28-29. The winner of the contest, which is meant to be a warm-up for the ACM International Programming Contest, will advanced to the international competition. The event Welcome page says:
We have males and females here. We have numerous nationalities. We have students who are majoring in a number of different areas. Some have practiced for a long time to get here - others much less. But we all are interested in computing, in working together, in transcending differences and furthering the future that computing can bring to all of us.
This contest is a chance for each of the contestants to test their skills at comprehension, analysis, problem solving, coding, debugging, resource management, self control, and communication. This is also a chance for coaches to measure the effectiveness of their teaching and leadership.
On Friday we will offer a scripting contest featuring problems specific to scripting languages and offering the choices of Perl, Python or Ruby. If you have a favorite let us know right away and we will see if it is feasible to add it.
On Saturday, we will crown a number of specific champions:
- Overall champion
- Best finish for a school with a graduate CS program
- Best finish for a school without a graduate CS program
- Best finish for a community or junior college.
- State champions (Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma)
- First to solve each problem