SHACS Local Programming Contest Fall 2003

*** The programming contest is over ***

Congratulations to:

1st Place Team - "Haven't Decided Name"
  James Wyman
  Brandon Bridges
  Brent Campbell

2nd Place -
  Peter Seale
  Stephen McFarland
  Blake Householder

The contest will be in LDB 418 on Oct 22nd at 5 PM. We will commense the contest no later than 5:30 PM. There are prizes for the top two teams, donated by the CS Department. At 7:30 when the results are bring evaluated, the exhausted teams will enjoy some delicious pizza and refreshments, compliments of SHACS.


  • Teams of 3 people. If you come by yourself we will add you to a team requiring additional members. You must present a valid SHSU student ID to participate.
  • After 2 hours of problem solving and programming, the programs will be used to generate the results. The top two teams will be announced and rewarded according to their overwhelming superiority (with the prizes).
  • Judges are solely responsible for determining the correctness of submitted programs. Teams are ranked according to the most problems solved. Final rankings for teams with the same number of problems solved are ordered by least total time to solve the problems. The time consumed for a solved problem is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to the submittal of the accepted run plus 10 penalty minutes for every rejected run for that problem regardless of submittal time. There is no time consumed for a problem that is not solved.
  • Each team will use a single workstation (one computer per team).
  • Languages supported for this context: C, C++ and Java
  • You can bring reference books, manuals and printed material to help. No software or data are allowed. Teams violating this rule will be immediately disqualified.
  • Each team will use a single workstation (one computer per team).
  • Graduate students are welcome on the teams, but only one graduate student (or person with a baccalaureate degree) may be on each team. No students who have had a baccalaureate degree for more than 2 years or who hold a graduate degree may compete.
  • You do not have to be a SHACS member to participate.

The winning teams will be asked to represent Sam Houston State University at the Regional Programming Contest on Nov 7-8th. This is not mandatory.

For more information, contact Brian Culver([email protected]) or Dr. McGuire ([email protected] or 294-1571). For samples of previous ACM regional programming contest questions, visit the ACM's website at