Welcome to the ACM South Pacific Region Web site.
The contest is a two-tiered competition among teams
of students representing institutions of higher education. Teams
first compete in regional contests held around the world from
September to November each year. The winning team from each regional
contest qualifies to advance to the ACM International Collegiate
Programming Contest World Finals, typically held the following
March to mid-April. Additional high-ranking teams may be invited
to the World Finals as wild card teams.
What is a programming contest?
A programming contest is designed to test problem-solving
and programming skills in an Olympic-style context. Teams of three
are allocated a single computer per team and given a number of
problems to attempt in 5 hours using C/C++ and/or Java.
IBM are the sponsor of the ACM Programming Contest (IBM Sponsor Site). The t-shirts and prizes for the teams at each site are from IBM. For job opportunities with IBM, follow the link to IBM's Graduate Program Website in Australia or New Zealand.
The 2012 Regional Contest will take place on Saturday September 15th.
The 2012 World
Finals took place in Warsaw, Poland during May.
The University of New South Wales are the South
The 2013 World Finals will be in St. Petersburg, Russia during June and July.
"Chapters are the 'local neighborhoods' of ACM. Our Professional and Student chapters worldwide serve as nodes of activity for ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, lectures, and the opportunity to meet peers and experts in many fields of interest." ACM.org
ACM Chapters in Australia and New Zealand
If you would like more information about the Regional
Programming Contest please feel free to contact one of the following
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