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Theory Selection Contest Sunday, TBD, 2021!
Programming Selection Contest Sunday, TBD, 2021!
Northeast North America ICPC Regional Contest Saturday, TBD, 2021!

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We are forming Harvard teams to complete in the
2021-2022 ICPC programming contests.
See announcement, schedule, and details.



The Harvard Computing Contest Club (formerly known as the Harvard ACM Team) sends one or more teams of 3 undergraduates each to compete in the ICPC Northeastern Regional Contest. The team that does best, if it does well enough, goes on to complete in the ICPC North American Championship Contest, and if that team does well enough there, it goes on to the ICPC World Finals in [Location TBD].

In the recent past Harvard has sent a team to the World Finals about two out of every three or four years.

In order to get to World Finals a team should fairly quickly know how to solve at least 6 of the 11-13 problems on a typical World Finals contest. See the World Finals Past Problem Sets.

Generally the better Harvard teams can solve a problem if they can write good pseudo-code for a problem; where in this case the pseudo-code need only contain a precise specification of the data structures and a very rough outline of any intricate parts of the algorithm. So another way of stating the idea in the last paragraph is to say that in order to get to World Finals a team should be able to fairly quickly produce such pseudo-code for at least 6 of the 11-13 problems on a typical World Finals. You can test your pseudo-code by using it to write code that you submit to Kattis which will automatically test your code against the judge's input/output that was used during the World Finals.

Therefore reading World Finals problems and reducing them to such pseudo-code is excellent practice.

HC3 Selection Contest Practice Facility

Announcement ... Schedule ... Members ... Team Selection ... Photos
ICPC ... Northeast North America ICPC Regional

Results from recent years:

Please send questions or comments to hc3-coaches@g.harvard.edu.

HC3 is an activity of the Harvard University Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and is not a `Harvard Student Organization'.