The regional contest director is Ryan Stansifer (Florida Tech), the Georgia Tech site director is Troy Peace, the College of Charleston site director is Jim Bowring, and the chief judge is David Van Brackle. The organizers can be contacted via e-mail: ser@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 2015 ACM Southeast USA regional programming contest will be held Sat, 14 Nov 2015. The practice round will be between 11am and noon EST, the contest from 1:30pm to 6:30pm EST. The contest is distributed via the Internet over different timezones and several sites:
College of Charleston seal College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Directions, parking, etc.
Florida Tech seal Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida. directions; parking; registration: 2nd floor of Student Union Building (6-9pm, Fri) and 9-10:30am, Sat; -Florida Tech schedule
Georgia Tech seal Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Tech WWW Site
UWF logo University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. directions;

Managers or coaches must register their teams on-line at the ICPC WWW site external link. Registration is $35 per person if paid by Sat, 17 Oct 2015. In addition, fill out this form. Do not bring checks or cash to the contest. Payment by credit card, is now available.

The contest will be conducted in a GNU/Linux environment. The programs can be submitted in Ada, C, C++, C#, Fortran >=90, Go, Haskell, Java, Lua, Pascal, Python 2&3, and Scala. DomJudge will again be the contest management software.

During the contest the 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 division I and division II will be posted. Eventually the final results will be posted at the official ICPC WWW site external link.

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