The 2004 Rocky Mountain ACM Programming Contest is a regional competition that includes students from colleges and universities throughout Arizona, Colorado, Eastern Nevada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico (excluding Dona Ana county), Utah, Wyoming, and into Canada including Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The University of Colorado, Boulder's Department of Computer Science is proud to be a host of this regional competition. This page presents information useful to those teams participating in the contest at CU.
The contest will be held on October 30th in the Computer Science Educational Labs (CSEL 1B54) in the Engineering Complex from 10 AM to 3 PM. Be sure to arrive by 9:00 AM on Saturday morning. A practice contest will be held on October 29th in the evening starting at 7:30 PM. Show up at 7 PM to register and eat some pizza!!!
CU makes use of Linux machines during the competition. Teams will have access to a standard X11-based Unix environment with tools such as emacs, vi, pico, g++, gcc and the Java 1.4 SDK. Food will be provided throughout the day of the contest.
The final standings for this year's regional competition are available here.
An awards banquet will be held after the competition. The location and time of the banquet is TBA. Stay tuned!
Directions to CU Boulder and the Computer Science Educational Labs
Take I-25 to US 36. Follow US 36 west until it turns into 28th street in Boulder. Take your first left, Colorado avenue. Take your first left into the 436 parking lot (there is both a lot and a parking structure at this location). CU does not charge for parking on Fridays after 5 PM and during the weekend.
Head west (towards the mountains) out of lot 436 towards the engineering complex. You want to target the inner courtyard, so do not walk along the outside edge of the building. You will pass one fountain along the way and then reach the inner courtyard, which contains a second fountain. The doors to the lab (which will be marked) are on the west side of the inner courtyard. As an additional piece of information, you basically want to arrive at the undergraduate labs marked on the engineering complex map.
Boulder Hotel information
There is a wealth of information about Boulder at the Boulder Community Network and information on hotels can be found at <http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/lodging.html>. In particular, the Best Western, the Super 8, the University Inn, and the Millennium Hotel are all located near the campus.
The site director for CU Boulder's ACM programming contest is:
Kenneth M. Anderson
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado, Boulder
Note: e-mail is preferred.