Interested in Programming Competitions?

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors an international programming contest for college students, known as the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM. The ACM-ICPC fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.

Teams of three students write computer programs to solve a set of problems in five hours. Programming teams from the states of MS, AL, GA, SC, and FL compete at the Southeast Region (SER) Contest; the best team represents the region at the world finals. The goal is to imporve the skills necessary to solve problems with computers.
(See the ACM ICPC entry visit the ICPC Official Site and Register at 2018 Southeast USA Region Site)

The Kennesaw State University College of Computing and Software Engineering will host a total of 50 teams which includes teams from Kennesaw State University

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00am to 7:30pm
Where: Kennesaw State University College of Computing and Software Engineering - Marietta Campus - 1100 South Marietta Pkwy, Marietta, GA, 30060
Directions: Google Maps
Parking: Parking Directions and Building Locations (Parking Deck 60: Parking is free on Saturday)
Lodging: City of Marietta Hotels
Contact: Dr. Sarah North, (678-520-6102)

Registration is in the Engineering Technology Center (Building Q - 202 Auditorum) from 8am-10am 
Practice sessions and the programming contest held in the Atrium (Building J (1st and 2nd floors)) from 10:30am-6:30pm



Why Participate?

Participating in a programming competition is not only extremely fun, but it also helps to set you apart from other students. By joining in these competitions you are furthering your understanding of programming languages and potentially setting yourself apart for employers. It's not a bad idea to have some competitions on your resume...


How do I participate?

In the links below you will find important information regarding the rules, schedule, sign up, and practice problems if you wish to utilize them. Please make sure you review the rules and schedule prior to the event. Practice sessions will also be held every week.

Practice Sessions: TBA.


2018 Schedule and Rules


2018 Practice Problems



2017 Practice Problems 

Saturday Practice Session Problems