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Asia Amritapuri Site Regional Contest December 11 & 12, 2010 Saturday and Sunday

Asia Amritapuri Site Regional Contest December 11 & 12, 2010 Saturday and Sunday hosted by Primary Sponsor Amritapuri Campus in Clappana, Kollam in Kerala & Ettimadai C ampus in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor Governance Partner   http://www.infosys.com

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Asia Amritapuri Site Regional Contest December 11 & 12, 2010 Saturday and Sunday

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  1. Asia Amritapuri Site Regional Contest December 11 & 12, 2010 Saturday and Sunday hosted by Primary Sponsor Amritapuri Campus in Clappana, Kollam in Kerala & Ettimadai Campus in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor Governance Partner   http://www.infosys.com https://campusconnect.infosys.com/login.aspx

  2. ACM ICPC Mission • Provide college students with opportunities to interact with students from other universities • To sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. • Provide a platform for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), industry, and academia to encourage and focus public attention on the next generation of computing professionals as they pursue excellence.

  3. Introduction • Two-tiered programming competition among teams of students representing institutions of higher education. • Teams first compete in regional contests held around the world from September to December each year. • The winning team from each regional contest qualifies to advance to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals.

  4. Amrita University • Private University with 5 campuses across 3 states in South India. • More than 15000 students and 2000 staff • 100+ programmes in 15+ schools. • Hosted ICPC Asia Site Regional Contest for the past 5 years in a row. • First two years – 2005 & 2006 at Ettimadai & since 2007 at Amritapuri. This year contest is Multi-provincial – Amritapuri & Ettimadai.

  5. How is the contest organized? World Finals with 100 teams

  6. Contest Details World Finals with 100 teams

  7. Sponsors and Organizers • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) • IBM • Baylor University, Texas, USA – main organizer worldwide • Platinum Sponsor – Infosys • Governance Partner- Infosys Campus Connect • Gold Sponsor- Directi • Local Organizers – Amrita University • Each Regional Contest organized by a different university • Two regional contests in India

  8. Team Composition • A participating team consists of: • Coach (University Staff or Faculty) • Three participating contestants • One reserve contestant (optional) All from the same university. A coach can have multiple teams.

  9. Stages of Contest • First internet round in October • Five-hour contest, free for all registered teams • Next round held in Amritapuri and Coimbatore simultaneously in December • Five hour contest • Participating teams selected from First Internet Round teams • Registration fee – Rs. 3000 per team • Teams from all over Asia come to Amritapuri and Coimbatore

  10. Double-site – Amritapuri and Coimbatore • Why double-site? • Easier travel for some people • More on-site participation possible • How to pick a site? • You will be asked to select a site after your invitation to the onsite contest • You can pick only one, prefer one, or no preference

  11. Contest Problems • Problems are set by experts such as previous participants at the World Finals • 8-10 problems to be solved in five hours • Problem solutions consist of source code submitted to automatic judge by contestant teams that solve a described problem. • Judging application compiles and executes source code with secret input, and verifies correctness of output against golden solution’s output • Contestants notified in seconds of result of judging • Allows multiple solutions until correct solution is obtained • Heavy on algorithmic knowledge

  12. Contestant Eligibility Rules Basic Requirements • A student must be willing and able to compete in the World Finals. • A student must be enrolled in a degree program at the sponsoring institution with at least a half-time load. This rule is not to be construed as disqualifying co-op students, exchange students, or students serving internships. • A student may compete for only one institution during a contest year. • A student who has competed in two World Finals is NOT eligible to compete. • A student who has competed in five Regional Contests is NOT eligible to compete.

  13. Period of Eligibility • A student who meets the Basic Requirements and FIRST began post-secondary studies in 2006 or later is eligible to compete. • A student who meets the Basic Requirements and was born in 1987 or later is eligible to compete. • More information in • http://cm.baylor.edu/ICPCWiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Regional%20Rules

  14. Conduct of Regional contest • In consultation with the judges, the Regional Contest Director determines the winners of the regional contest. • The regional contest director and judges are empowered to adjust for or adjudicate unforeseen events and conditions. • The programming languages of the regional contest will include C/C++/Java.

  15. How to participate at Asia-Amritapuri • Coach + 3-4 contestants ‘find’ each other and form a team • Each coach can have multiple teams, all from his/her college • Teams go to Amritapuri ICPC website http://www.amrita.edu/icpc to read rules and procedures • Coach registers teams for Asia-Amritapuri contest at Baylor University site http://icpc.baylor.edu • Teams with Accepted registrations receive information on participation in a 5-hour internet contest in October • Teams qualifying from the above internet (online) contest receive invitations to the on-site contest in December • Teams travel to Amritapuri or Coimbatore in December to participate in the ICPC Regionals, Asia-Amritapuri site • Winning team(s) are invited to the World Finals in Egypt, Feb 27, 2010

  16. Checklist for Coaches (Faculty Members) • Find three or four interested students who work well together, and form a team. Form as many such teams as you can. • Faculty coaches and students can be from any department. • Sometimes MTech students are eligible – check our site’s eligibility rules. • Register each team at http://icpc.baylor.edu, and make ‘reservations’ for the Amritapuri Online contest. • Ask your student teams to complete their registrations promptly • Ask the university to provide computer facilities for the students to practice and to participate in the contest stages. • Help your teams prepare. Guide them. • Keep the students informed as to the contents of emails you receive from ICPC. • If you can, travel with them to the on-site contest. • If they do well, publicize their success at your university. • Recruit your colleagues to coach teams. • Apply to the university and us for funding for registration, travel.

  17. Checklist for Competitors (Students) • Find two or three students and form a team. Get a coach. • Make sure you are eligible by checking our rules. • You can be BTech or MTech. • http://cm.baylor.edu/ICPCWiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Regional%20Rules • Register your team at http://icpc.baylor.edu with your coach’s help. • Work with your coach to get your college to provide computer facilities to practice and to participate in the contest stages. • Practice regularly at different sites, read books, etc. • Work with your coach to get funding for your registration and travel from your university. • Tell your friends about ICPC. Put it on your blog. • Come and take part, and enjoy yourselves. Give us feedback.

  18. Checklist for University/ College Management • Encourage your students to participate by putting up our posters etc. • Publicize your students’ successes. • Give duty leave to your coaches and students for participation and travel. • Provide machines and facilities for your student teams. • Provide funding to your teams (students and coaches) for travel and registration. • Recognize that this is a valuable part of their education.

  19. Benefits of ICPC Participation • For top-level teams • Honors, prizes, certificates • Chance to take part in the World Finals • For weaker teams • Improve programming skills • Focus on practice and learning algorithms • For everyone • Meet students from all over India and other parts of Asia with common interest in programming • Sightseeing, socializing, great food, fun, challenges • Employability • Many employers (Google, Facebook, Directi, IBM) look very favorably on contest performance and participation.

  20. Benefits of ICPC Participation – contd. • For coaches and universities • Students learn stuff outside their curriculum, and pass knowledge on to other students, sustaining a chain • Students meet potential employers (from sponsors) • For sponsors • Interact with the smartest brains in the country • Help raise the programming skills of their potential employee pool

  21. Events at Amritapuri and Coimbatore during Onsite contest • Programming contest • Excursion to scenic areas, beach etc.ch • Yoga class • Cultural programs • Sponsor presentations • Prize-giving • Banquet

  22. How you can help • Tell your faculty and students about ACM ICPC – point them to our website • Form teams and participate • Encourage your college management to fund your registration and travel, and give you duty leave for participation • Ask us for flyers, posters, and PowerPoint presentations, and show them to your students

  23. Important Contact Info • http://icpc.baylor.edu Main ICPC website • http://www.amrita.edu/icpc Asia-Amritapuri site for ACM ICPC • Email: icpc@am.amrita.edu • Twitter: icpcamritapuri • Facebook Page: ACM ICPC Asia Amritapuri Thank You

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