ACM ICPC Tryouts

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Love solving tough problems? Know how to code? (Like free pizza? Want to visit Russia?)

Every year, the ACM ICPC draws students from over 1,800 universities around the world to rack their brains in intense, mind-twisting competition. For six out of the last nine years, UBC has won the regional contest. In 2012, we placed 18th in the World Finals in Warsaw, Poland. The 2013 World Finals will take place in Russia! Our secret to winning? Participation from competitors (new and returnee) like you! Come join us in the tryout!

Why

Who doesn’t love tough problems and free pizza? If that isn’t enough for you: the top fifteen competitors from our local contests will go on to the regionals every November to match wits with Stanford, Berkeley, and SFU. Everyone will be welcome to show up to practice and improve their skills. Plus, if your team is top dog in the regionals, you’ll win a trip to Russia to compete for UBC and Canada.

Even if you don’t make the team, practicing will do amazing things for your coding ability: past UBC contestants have aced their interviews and gone on to internships and full-time jobs at Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Gotham Capital.

Activities

There are weekly practices, usually on Saturdays. There may also be tutorials for newcomers. Pizza will be served during most meetings. When the competition date is near, there will also be weekday practices.

Joining

Anyone is welcome to join our try-out and practice sessions. Feel free to join the Yahoo group. Contact info given below.

More info: https://sites.google.com/site/ubcprogrammingteam

Past contests and sample problems: https://sites.google.com/site/ubcprogrammingteam/events

Contact: Nasa Rouf <nasarouf[at]cs.ubc.ca>

When: 

Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 12:00 to 17:00

Where: 

ICICS 005/011

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SAP Code Slam (global coding challenge)

Categories: Hackathon

Work online or onsite at your university on tough, challenging coding problems aligned to SAP’s business strategy including Analytics, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data. Joining an on-campus event you will also have the opportunity to participate in a competitive interactive Gaming contest. You can program the algorithms in different languages including C++, C#, Java, Ruby, Python, Erlang, and more.

For more information and to register go to the SAP Code Slam page at https://sap.interviewstreet.com/challenges/.

No matter if you are an experienced, international programmer, a student, a newly minted graduate or a programmer who looks to jump start a career, everyone is welcome to participate in either the virtual or the on-campus part of our Code Slam.

(NOTE: Exact times on Oct 13-14 still TBC. The Code Slam is designed to be a 24 hour-type coding challenge event. If 30+ UBC students register for the event, then SAP will host an on campus event for this. Otherwise, UBC registrants will work virtually on the challenge questions.)

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When: 

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 09:00 to Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:00

Where: 

DMP 110

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Vancouver Hackathon

Categories: Hackathon

Nokia Developer is holding the Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge hackathon—write an app in a day! There are prizes for the best apps, and entry is free, so if you’re up for a fun day of hacking, register early.

When: 

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 08:30 to 22:00

Where: 

SFU Segal School of Business, 500 Granville Street

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Apps 4 Climate Action Hackathon

Categories: Hackathon

Apps 4 Climate Action challenges Canadian software developers to raise awareness of climate change and inspire action by using B.C. data in new applications for the web and mobile devices. Aside from over $40,000 in cash and prizes, the contest is an opportunity for talented programmers to get considerable exposure across the country.

To help get the creative juices flowing, SAP is hosting a Hackathon for programmers in the Vancouver area. This is an opportunity for developers to meet, get advice from SAP engineers on data visualization and web services access, see new sustainability solutions from SAP, find collaborators for projects, and start CODING your app for the contest!

Full details and registration details for this free event can be found here.

Look forward to seeing UBC’s talent there!

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When: 

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 17:00 to 21:00

Where: 

SAP Yaletown, 910 Mainland Street

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