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 Post subject: ACM Regional Contests
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:02 am 
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Well, it is that time of year again. So whose going to the ACM Regionals this year? Cal State Fullerton will enter five teams this year, and don't tell anyone, but one of our teams is pretty damn good (Ben, David and Myself). Hell, we might actually put in a top 10 finish for the first time in 13 years*!

Don't laugh. The SoCal Regional is huge with up to 80 teams including 4 teams each from CalTech, Harvey Mudd, and UCSD, who dominate the competition. In addition to these dominating schools, we also have the pleasure of duking it out with multiple teams from UCLA, USC, UCI and UCR. Yeah, this isn't exactly the Kansas regional here. :)

*3rd place in 1991. Since then, a CSUF team hasn't broken the 30th place barrier. I'm guestimating a placing in the 5 to 10 range for my team.


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I'm not in school anymore ... can I join your team? :D


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How can I join? I'm in Souther California, so I'd say I have the chance to participate (though I'd lose).


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:19 pm 
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Jipstyle wrote:
I'm not in school anymore ... can I join your team? :D

Canadians are no longer allowed to compete in ACM contests after one of their submissions crashed the server last year. :P


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Kybo_Ren wrote:
How can I join? I'm in Souther California, so I'd say I have the chance to participate (though I'd lose).

Are you enrolled in a college right now? If so, you can probably still sign up and compete. If not, I would recommend either TopCoder (strong recommendation) or Sphere. I haven't played around w/ Sphere much yet, but it seems pretty cool. Tomek, one of the highest rated TopCoders, is one of the graduate students working on it.


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Nope, still in high school. Two more years, then I'll be in college :)


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"Since we have sufficient technical facilities, we decided to extend our invitation to 96 applicant teams to give more people a chance," said Dr. Miftahur Rahman, Associate Director of the Dhaka site ACM-ICPC 2004 and the current chairman of the Computer Science and Engineering(CSE) Department of NSU.


http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/10/06/d410061601114.htm

Sounds very interesting. When I was just starting toward my Associate of Applied Science degree, I took place in the local community college's Compute Bowl. We got beat badly, but it was fun. First time I ever competed in a competition like that.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 12:31 am 
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"Since we have sufficient technical facilities, we decided to extend our invitation to 96 applicant teams to give more people a chance," said Dr. Miftahur Rahman, Associate Director of the Dhaka site ACM-ICPC 2004 and the current chairman of the Computer Science and Engineering(CSE) Department of NSU.


http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/10/06/d410061601114.htm

Sounds very interesting. When I was just starting toward my Associate of Applied Science degree, I took place in the local community college's Compute Bowl. We got beat badly, but it was fun. First time I ever competed in a competition like that.

Interesting that you linked to a foreign site for the info though. I was like what the hell do they mean by only four foreign teams!

The day is drawing near.... :)


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Good luck, Gadg! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:18 pm 
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Whenever I went to the ACM regionals, I always had the pleasure of going against schools like Ga Tech... They would have 2-3 balloons and we would be getting our first... It was always pretty rough...


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jrighter wrote:
Whenever I went to the ACM regionals, I always had the pleasure of going against schools like Ga Tech... They would have 2-3 balloons and we would be getting our first... It was always pretty rough...

Yeah, CalTech isn't no picnic... let me tell you. :)

How many teams did you guys have normally? Back in the mid-90s this region would have anywhere from 10 to 20 teams, but it was up over 60 last year and I think we're looking at something in the 70's this time.


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Gadget wrote:
Yeah, CalTech isn't no picnic... let me tell you. :)

How many teams did you guys have normally? Back in the mid-90s this region would have anywhere from 10 to 20 teams, but it was up over 60 last year and I think we're looking at something in the 70's this time.


Here's a link to the 1999 southeast regional line up. I was with the State University of West Ga. on Braves 1. I went in '97 as well but it was much smaller.


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Gadget wrote:
Yeah, CalTech isn't no picnic... let me tell you. :)

How many teams did you guys have normally? Back in the mid-90s this region would have anywhere from 10 to 20 teams, but it was up over 60 last year and I think we're looking at something in the 70's this time.


Here's a link to the 1999 southeast regional line up. I was with the State University of West Ga. on Braves 1. I went in '97 as well but it was much smaller.

You guys have some pretty fierce schools in there too. :)

If my sources are correct, the max number of teams was increased to 3 sometime around 1997 and to 4 in 2003 (at least in CA) which might explain the increase for your region as well. Over the past 10 years, either CalTech or Harvey Mudd has taken the top spot every time except on one occasion when UCSD took home the bacon. Those three schools have also dominated the top 10 over that time period. I'm hoping that my team will break into the top 10 this year.

/me crosses fingers


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:18 pm 
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Good luck Gadget, let us know how you do!


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