The 2006 Regional Contest is now over! The problem set for this year's contest is available here (note: PDF file).

The 2006 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.

Contest Details

The contest will be held on October 28th in the Computer Science Educational Labs (ECCS 128 and adjoining rooms) 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 27th in the evening starting at 7:00 PM. Show up by 6:30 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 1.4.2 SDK. Food will be provided throughout the day of the contest.

Contest Banquet

A banquet will be held at 4 PM, one hour after the competition on Saturday. We will be providing a taco bar catered by Qdoba Mexican Grill.

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 center. Walk through the inner courtyard until you see stairs taking you to the western edge of the engineering center. (You should start to see signs pointing you to the contest site.) Head south into the building and walk down a hallway to the computer science wing of the engineering center. You have now arrived at the contest site.

Boulder Hotel information

There is a wealth of information about Boulder at the Boulder Community Network and information on hotels can be found at <>. In particular, the Best Western, the Super 8, the University Inn, and the Millennium Hotel are all located near the campus.

Contact Information

The site director for CU Boulder's ACM programming contest is:

Kenneth M. Anderson
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado, Boulder
Phone: 303-492-6003
Email: <>
Note: e-mail is preferred.