Irish Collegiate Programming Competition - 2015
The UCC student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery in collaboration with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics will host the sixth annual Irish Collegiate Programming Competition (IrlCPC) this year on Saturday March 28th 2015. This year’s event is expected to the largest in the history of the competition with more than 110 students representing large cross section of Irish 3rd lnstitutions. The competition is not for novice programmers but those who have a passion for programming. A team is made of three students, of which at most two can be postgraduate students. Compettitors will be given a problem set that tests their combined knowledge of algorithms, programming, and problem solving abilities. Each team will have one computer between them to solve a set of problems of varying levels of difficulty within the four hours. The difficulty level will vary from simple course work level to ACM competition level (very challenging). Previous problem sets are made available to the teams as a guide. The teams have no access to the internet for entire duration of the competition.
The event will kick off with registration followed by a one hour practise session. The main competition will kick off after lunch and will last for up to four hours. The winners will be recognised at an awards ceremony presided by the President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy. Prizes donated by Google Ireland will be awarded to the gold, silver and bronze placed teams.
The organizing team for IrlCPC-2015 is entirely made up of Insight researchers comprising four PhD candidates; Barry Hurley, Milan de Cauwer, Padraig O'Duinn, Tadhg Fitzgerald and Insight’s Director, Professor Barry O'Sullivan.
This year’s event forms part of The Year of George Boole (GB200) a celebration of the life and work of George Boole who was born in 1815 and worked at the University College of Cork.