The regional contest director is Ryan Stansifer (Florida Tech), the USA site director is Howard Whitston (USA), the AASU site director is Ashraf Saad (AASU), and the chief judge is David van Brackle. The organizers can be contacted via e-mail: ser2008@cs.fit.edu.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors an international programming contest for college students, known as the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM. Teams of three students write computer programs to solve a set of problems in five hours. Programming teams from the states of MS, AL, GA, SC, and FL compete at the Southeast Region (SER) Contest; the best team represents the region at the world finals. The goal is to improve the skills necessary to solve problems with computers. (See the ACM ICPC entry external link at Wikipedia or visit the ICPC official WWW site external link.)

The 2008 ACM Southeast USA regional programming contest will be held Saturday, the 25th of October. The contest is distributed over several sites:
AASU logo Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. directions; parking and registration: [23] Armstrong Center (6:30-8pm Fri, 9am Sat); schedule
Florida Tech logo Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida. directions; parking; registration: 2nd floor of Olin (6-9pm Fri, 9-10:30am Sat)
USA logo University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. directions;

Managers must register their teams on-line at the ICPC WWW site external link and send $40 per person to Florida Tech by Saturday, 4 October 2008. Fill out this form and send a check directly to Florida Tech; do not bring checks or cash to the contest. Team composition may be changed at the ICPC site until Friday, 17 October 2008, but changes in shirt sizes cannot be accommodated after the 4th.

Like last year, the contest will be conducted in a GNU/Linux environment. The programs can be submitted in C, C++, Java, Haskell, and Python.

During the contest the current standings of the teams will be posted and updated continuously (until the last hour of the contest when updates will be discontinued). After the contest the final results will be posted here and at the official ICPC WWW site external link.

Representatives from IBM may be available to collect resumes. So bring one along, if you are interested.

Last modified: Mon Jul 28 14:57:29 EDT 2008