Queen's Internal Programming Contest 2001

Date Saturday, February 3, 2001
Time 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (pizza lunch will be provided)
Location Goodwin 233/235
Eligibility Queen's University undergraduate students
Prize The top performer of each academic year will receive a plaque, and their names will be engraved on a plaque which is on display in the Department of CISC


You think you are a good programmer? Need some good experience to show off to your future IBM/Microsoft/NewBridge/Nortel employers? Then here is your opportunity to prove yourself! The Department of Computing and Information Science, CISC DSC, and the Student Chapter of the ACM are proud to announce the second annual Queen's Internal Programming Contest. The format of the contest will be very similar to the annual ACM programming contest. Each contestant will be given five to six questions to solve individually. The solution must be written in C, C++, or Java. You are allowed to use any non-electronic reference, so you can bring any books or notes, but no searching in the Internet.

Contestants are judged based on their academic year, i.e., second year contestants will compete with other second year contestants, fourth year (and above) contestants will compete with other fourth year contestants. The problems are the same for all contestants. The year of a student is determined by the number of years he/she studied at Queen's.

There will be four winners, one from each year, and each of them will receive a plaque from the Department of CISC. We are currently looking for corporate sponsor so additional prizes may be handed out.

To register for the contest, please send your name, current year, and degree of study to acmteam@cs.queensu.ca. As spaces are limited, you must register for the contest.


1100 - 1200 Practice contest
1200 - 1300 Pizza lunch (sponsored by Department of CISC)
1300 - 1700 Contest

Format of the Contest (New)

There will be 6 questions. This year's questions will be easier, as we made them too hard in the past. You are allowed to use a Unix workstation or a PC to program the solutions. The solution must be in standard C, C++, or Java. Solutions will be judged on a Unix workstation.

To test the correctness of your solution, we have a set of input and the corresponding set of model output. Your solution is judged as correct if your output matches the model output. You do not have to handle invalid input - the input to test your solution will always be valid (according to the specification of the question).

In case you want to know, the questions are written by people at Queen's University and at University of Toronto, as we are holding our internal contests simultaneously with the same set of questions.


For more information, please send email to acmteam@cs.queensu.ca.

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