ACM@UVa: ICPC

The International Collegiate Programming Contest is a problem solving competition for undergraduates. View our Twitter feed at @UVaICPC

Fall Meeting Info

7:30pm, Wednesday

Olsson 005

Get Involved!

Each year, UVa sends 7-12 teams (of three contestants each) to the regional contests, which are in late October or early November. Anybody may participate; undergraduate students of all levels and first year graduate students are allowed to compete. Teams start practicing as soon as the fall semester begins in late August. If you are interested in getting involved, you can contact Aaron Bloomfield, the coach of UVa's ICPC teams.

What is ICPC?

The International Collegiate Programming Contest is the most well-known competitive programming contest in the world. Each year over 30,000 contestants, comprising more than 10,000 teams from thousands of institutions, compete in regional contests in the fall. The top 100 (or so) teams then advance to the world finals, which is held throughout the world in the spring or early summer.

Over the past 8 years, UVa had qualified for the world finals 6 times.

You can read more about ICPC here and here.

World Finals Appearances

The team of Andrew Norton, Derek Morris, and Alec Grieser (with coaches Aaron Bloomfield and Mark Floryan) earned first place in the mid-Atlantic region to automatically advance to the world finals in Phuket, Thailand in June 2016.

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The team of Kevin Zhang, Leiqing Cai, and Jinyan Liu (with coach Aaron Bloomfield) earned first place in the mid-Atlantic region to automatically advance to the world finals in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in June 2014.

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The team of Kristine Collins, Daniel Epstein, and Adelin Miloslavov (with coach Aaron Bloomfield) qualified for the world finals in Orlando, Florida, in May 2011.

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The team of Calvin Li, Briana Satchell, and George Washington (with coach Aaron Bloomfield) qualified for the world finals in Harbin, China, in February 2010.

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The team of Calvin Li, Briana Satchell, and George Washington (with coach Aaron Bloomfield) qualified for the world finals in Stockholm, Sweden, in April, 2009.

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A team qualified for the world finals in March 2003 in Beverly Hills, California.

The team of Peff King, Brian Clarke, and Carsten Clark (and coach Jane Prey) qualified for the world finals in March 2001 in Vancouver, Canada

The team of Patrick Reynolds, Peff King, and Dick Eppink qualified for the world finals in April 1999 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands