Welcome to the Pacific NW Region Programming Contest! The Pacific NW Region is comprised of the following areas: Alaska, Hawaii, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, northern/central California and western Nevada. Because of the large geographic area of the region, the contest is held simultaneously at multiple sites: Northern California, Oregon, E. WA and Idaho, Western Washington, Canada, and Hawaii.
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2018 PacNW Contest
Locally Sponsored by:
Special Thanks to BlindData for our 16Gb USB Drives!
The 2018 ACM-ICPC Pacific Northwest Contest will be held Saturday, November 3.
Registration is OPEN -- Last day to register is Saturday, October 27
IMPORTANT NOTE: UC Berkeley site is now at capacity. No more teams will be accepted at this site. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but nothing can be done!
The contest will start one hour later this year to help account for the fact we will still be on Daylight Savings Time. This makes the time difference between Hawaii and the rest of the sites 3 hours. Thus registration on contest day will begin at 10am PDT with the actual contest starting at 2pm PDT.
Many hearfelt thanks to our contest sponsors for 2018
Please thank our two ACM ICPC major contest sponsors: JetBrains and Two Sigma. THANK YOU JetBrains and Two Sigma!!!
Our local sponsors are listed below. Each of these companies has opportunities for students via internships and full time employment. Thanks to our local sponsors, team costs are some of the lowest in all of North America!
Division 1 (D1) is for teams that are VERY STRONG algorithmically. The D1 problem set is difficult. It is along the lines of a lite version of what you would see at World Finals. Check the Results tab above and view D1 performance from years past. Many teams have had a difficult time.
Division II (D2) is approachable for teams that have not completed the algorithm sequence at their school and/or have not competed in programming contests before. Almost all problems in D2 can be solved using techniques at the CS1 and CS2 levels. Most teams in this division have a great chance at solving many problems. If a team does well in this division this year, that team should try D1 next year! Participating in D2 will not count against your eligibility for World Finals in future years (other than the rules established by ICPC itself based on age/year in school -- see the Contest Rules tab above for more information on the ICPC rules). When registering a team for D2 on the ICPC registration site, include 'D2' at the beginning of the team name. See the Registration tab above for more information.
Important note: Only D1 teams are eligible for slots in the World Finals.
The following zip file contains three problems that serve as a baseline for competing in Division 1. If a team cannot solve these three problems, that team should compete in Divsion 2. The file contains input, output, and solutions to each problem along with a README that includes hints. The file size is ~15MB.
We will once again support Python. We will support Python 2 and 3. We will also supporting C# if possible, likely via .NET Core and VS Code. Please see the Details tab for more information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In the future, if you are interested and capable of hosting, please contact the regional director Tom Capaul at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Costs of the contest (food, t-shirts, balloons, etc.) are covered by the PacNW region. As a host school your teams participate for free.