Cal Poly Pomona will be hosting the 12th annual Information Technology Competition on May 3, 2008. Registration will be open until April 12, and late registration will be next week ($5 more per person). Cases will be sent out to teams on April 19 (except for forensics) and the event will take place on May 3.
There are 4 areas to compete in:
1. Business Systems Analysis
2. Web Application Development
3. Computer Forensics
4. Telecommunications & Networking
Each area has a first, second, and third prize of $1000, $500, and $250. ITC is also a great opportunity for students to network with industry professionals.
The Spring 2008 UCLA ACM Quarterly Programming Contest is now live!
This quarter's two winners will receive one of two Google USB flash drives. There are many ways to solve this one, but efficiency counts... Last quarter, a few contestants didn't interleave their output with each successive input case (we neglected to mention this, so we fixed your output code before judging); the Grading section of the Contest Rules has been updated to include this rule.
The deadline for submissions is 1 June 2008 at 11:59:59 PM.
Looking for a challenge? Think you have great ideas on what makes *the* quintessential coding competition?
If so, come participate in the first-ever Google-made Code Jam on November 15th! In typical Google fashion, this is in 'Beta' version ... and we need your help!
We are inviting you to be a part of a small test group to try out the competition and to provide feedback.
When: Thursday, November 15th at 6:00p.m. PST. Registration opens November 5th.
Where: Go to http://www.google.com/codejambeta and register using an email associated with a Google account.
Google and Specialized Bicycles are searching for the brightest engineering minds on earth for the first ever Innovate or Die Pedal-Powered Machine Contest.
They're asking UCLA students to invent and build environmentally friendly, zero-emission machines that transform human pedal power into a new and useful purpose. After you build it, you film it and post it on YouTube by Sunday, December 15th.
The Grand Prize for the most innovative submission will be $5,000 and a Specialized Globe bike for the winner(s). The inventors behind the top 5 runner-up inventions will also receive Specialized Globe Bikes.
The Summer 2007 UCLA ACM Quarterly Programming Contest is now live!
If you've wanted to submit an entry during the academic year but never had enough time, now's your chance. Also, all you incoming first-year CS/CSE students are welcome to join in and participate in this contest! We've got only one prize to give out this quarter, so it's anyone's game...
Deadline for submissions is September 15th, 2007.
Contest FAQ updated: August 20, 2007
The Spring 2007 Quarterly Programming Contest is now over!
UCLA ACM would like to congratulate Michael Ryan, the Freshman/Sophomore winner, who will receive a $25.00 Best Buy gift card for solving the contest problem (accurately enough) using methods of approximation. Although other students tried similar algorithms, his implementation proved faster by thousands of clock cycles. We did not receive any entries from the Junior/Senior/Graduate category, which means ACM still has one remaining prize to give away...
Get ready for the Summer 2007 Quarterly Programming Contest!
The Winter 2007 Quarterly Programming Contest is now over!
UCLA ACM would like to congratulate Sky Lin, the Freshman/Sophomore winner, who will receive a $25.00 Best Buy gift card for his intelligent, object-oriented solution to the contest problem. Curiously enough, we did not receive any correct entries from the Junior/Senior/Graduate category...
Thanks for participating in this quarter's contest, and prepare yourselves for the Spring 2007 Quarterly Programming Contest!
The Round 1 qualifier for the Imagine Cup 2007 Software Design Invitational ends on Friday, December 10th, 2006. The top 250 competitors from this qualifier will be invited to the Regionals, with all travel expenses covered, an invitation to an elite career fair, and an opportunity for prizes.
As of the time of this post, there are less than 150 students on the leaderboards! What does this mean to you? If 250 or fewer people submit correct entries between now and Friday, you have an opportunity for a free trip to Boston, New Orleans or Silicon Valley with only fifteen minutes of your time - the time it takes to complete the (very easy) Level 100 "Dictionary" tutorial, which gives you the first 5 points and a spot on the leaderboard! :D
Sign up now, and compete at www.imaginecup.us
The Fall 2006 Quarterly Programming Contest is now over!
UCLA ACM would like to congratulate Benjamin Nuernberger, the Freshman/Sophomore winner, and Romy Maxwell, the Junior/Senior/Graduate winner. Both winners will each receive a $25.00 Best Buy gift card.
We received over a dozen correct entries -- it was a challenge just to select the "winningest" one. So next quarter, we're kicking the difficulty up a notch! Thanks to all participants, and get ready for the Winter 2007 Quarterly Programming Contest!