The 2005 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 29th in the Computer Science Educational Labs (CSEL) in ECCS 128 in the Engineering Complex from 10 AM to 3 PM. Be sure to arrive by 9:30 AM on Saturday morning at the latest. Optional breakfast is available, 8:00 AM-9:30 AM. A practice contest will be held on October 28th in the evening starting at 7:00 PM. Show up at 6:30 PM to check-in 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.

Contest Banquet

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. Take either the stairs or the elevator up one floor to the first floor. Then follow signs to the ECCS wing, or just look for signs to the ACM Programming Contest Site. The engineering complex map is perhaps useful.

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. The CS department website also contains a helpful list of places to stay.

Contact Information

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

John Black
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado, Boulder
Phone: 303-492-0573
Email: <>
Note: e-mail is preferred.