The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is the largest computer programming contest in the world. The ICPC is an activity that provides college students with an opportunity to demonstrate and sharpen their problem-solving and computing skills. The contest is considered to be the “Olympics of Computer Programming”. The ICPC Asia Regional Contests invite Asian students to meet, establish friendships and promote fair competition in programming. ICPC Foundation is the Global Sponsor of this event whereas JetBrains is the ICPC Global Programming Tools Sponsor.
A Little About Us
It is a two tier contest. The world is divided into six regions and Asia is a region. In Asia there are thirty host sites and Kanpur is one of them. Each site selects one team as winner of the site and will be eligible to participate in the world finals which will be held in April, 2020. The winning team of each site is eligible to participate to the world finals. Further, few top ranked teams will get a chance to participate in in the Asia West Continent Championship. The Kanpur Site contest-2019 will be held at University Institute of Engineering and Technology, CSJM University, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh, INDIA). The teams for this contest will be selected through a Preliminary Online (internet) Contest, which will be held on October 18, 2019. Only those teams that qualify the Preliminary Online Contest shall be eligible to participate in the Kanpur Site Contest, which will be held on December 30-31, 2019.
Setting Up Teams
A team consists of at most 3 contestants and a coach from the same college/institution. Generally each team gets 6 to 8 problems to be solved within 5 hours. A team can submit the programs in C, C++, python or in JAVA.