ICPC Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest
The regional competition is the first tier of the ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest (formerly known as the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest). The Mid-Atlantic Region covers southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and North Carolina. For more information, see the Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest or The ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest.
The regional ICPC programming contests challenge teams of three university students to solve a collection of complex, real-world algorithmic challenges, with a grueling five-hour deadline. Collaborating around a shared computer with a problem statement, teams race against the clock in an intense exercise of reasoning, strategy, and persistence. The team or teams that solve the greatest number of problems in the fewest attempts in the least cumulative time are declared the regional winners and will have the exceptional opportunity to advance to the ICPC World Finals. In last year’s regionals, 49,935 contestants from 3,098 universities in 111 countries on six continents competed at over 530 sites to advance to the 2018 World Finals.