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CS 39000-CP0: Competitive Programming
Development of strategies, techniques, and skills used in competitive programming contests. Topics include problem solving and programming techniques and algorithms. Course format consists of a twice-weekly meetings that includes brief discussion, problem solving and programming practice, a practice programming contest, and a wrap-up discussion.
Grading is based on class attendance and participation, problem solving skills, and programming contest progress and results.
Credit: 1 hour. Prerequisite: CS 25100 (Data Structures and Algorithms).
Class is over for the semester!
Congratulations to all ACM ICPC ECNA RPC participants. Results are at the Ashland site. Good luck next year!
Course/Lab Meetings (Required)
- 3:00-5:50 Thursdays (Aug 23-Nov 1, 2012)
- LWSN B146
This term we will be using Piazza for class discussion. The system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates, the TA, and myself. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, I encourage you to post your questions on Piazza. If you have any problems or feedback for the developers, email email@example.com.
Other Events (Mark Your Calendar!)
- November 2-3, 2012: ACM Regional Contest. Leave Friday (11/2) at 1:00 pm for Cincinnati, compete Saturday (11/3) 10:00-3:00, return Saturday evening. Only the 12 students who are chosen to compete in the contest are required to attend.
Class/Lab Schedule for Fall 2012
Other topics to be sprinkled in:
- Things to do:
- Halim downloadable code from the book
- Tutorial on Segment Tree and Lowest Common Ancestor
- UVa problem output generator, producing correct output from your choice of input
- Blackboard Learn link
- Instructions for competing remotely with the PC^2 software.
- RPC Pictures from 2010. Enjoy!
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- Another useful source of competitive programming tips comes from Andrew Harrington.
Statement Concerning Campus Emergencies
In the event of a major campus emergency, course requirements, deadlines, and grading percentages are subject to changes that may be necessitated by a revised semester calendar or other circumstances. Here are ways to get information about changes in this course: this web page, my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), and my office phone (494-6184).
Schedule for Fall 2011 (FYI Only)
Topics by week (based on Skiena textbook and course topics; subject to change):
- [09/06]: Strings, Sorting, Arithmetic and Algebra | Contest
- [09/13]: More Strings, Sorting, Arithmetic and Algebra, with Combinatorics | Contest
- [09/27]: Number Theory | Contest
- [10/11]: fall break (no class) | Team Practice Contest
- [10/25]: competition make-up 1 (no class)
- [11/08]: ICPC Competition II
- [11/15]: ICPC Competition III
- [11/22]: Thanksgiving
- [11/29]: competition make-up 2 (no class)
- [12/06]: ICPC Tournament (bonus points awarded)
Old textbook: Programming Challenges, Steven S. Skiena and Miguel Revilla, Springer, 2003 (ISBN 978-0387001630).