|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, Northwest (Oregon),
Northeast (E. WA and Idaho), Puget
Sound (Western Washington), Canada,
- NEW: One of our top long-term contest sponsors, Coursera, wants you!
- If you have interest in an internship or even full time position, and your team solved
4 or more problems in D1 or 8 or more problems in D2, Coursera would
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is complete. Congratulations to Stanford Cardinal, winners of D1
and a slot in World Finals! Please visit Results tab for final
standings and problem statements.
- Solutions, discussion of problems, and I/O are now posted.
- There are two
divisions in 2015 (just as in 2014) but with some
changes to D2
- Division 1
(D1) is for teams that are very
strong algorithmically. The D1 problem set will be difficult.
It will be along the lines of a lite version of what you
would see at World Finals. Only D1 teams are
eligible for slots in the World Finals.
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, include 'D2' at the beginning
the team name.
- 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.
- Check the two
division FAQ for more details
- We will once
While Python is not yet supported in World Finals, it looks like
it may be supported starting in 2017. We will support
Python 2.7.6 and 3.4.0. We are also adding support for C# via the
the future, if you are interested and capable of
hosting, please contact the regional director Tom Capaul at: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
Costs of the contest (food, t-shirts, balloons, etc.) are
covered by the PacNW region. As a host school your teams
participate for free.
NOTES FOR 2012 CONTEST
3 is the contest date for the 2012 contest
update still in progress...
contest day, registration will begin at 9am PST (just as with 2011),
not 8am as in previous years to accommodate the 3 hour
time difference the Hawaii site faces.
will close on Wednesday, October 31.
Any teams registering after October 26 are not
guaranteed t-shirts and a spot in the contest (if the site they wish to
participate at is full, they cannot compete).
have the ability to register up to 5 teams for the contest, provided
your site has room to accommodate them. Each school has the
opportunity to register 3 teams (room permitting at site), guaranteed, through
Friday, October 26.
After this point, schools that want to register a 4th and/or
team will officially be allowed to do so (room permitting at site).
problems that require input, that input will come from stdin.
previous years input was read from a file. For more details,
visit this link: http://www.acmicpc-pacnw.org/Docs/contest_details.htm
problem will have a time limit specific to that problem. The
limit will be specified as part of each problem statement. In
past years all problems had a default time limit of 120 seconds.
For more details, visit this link: http://www.acmicpc-pacnw.org/Docs/contest_details.htm
responses are the same as last year to attempt to provide better
on team submissions. For more details, please visit this
start time has been moved back one hour relative to previous years.
This is to accommodate the Hawaii site so they do not have to
register at 5am (now they can register at 6am :-). Thus
registration for mainland sites begins at 9am and the actual contest
will start somewhere around 1pm. For more details, please
this link: http://www.acmicpc-pacnw.org/details.htm
- Email any
questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
all registered student contestants, reserves, student coaches, and
student volunteers for the Regionals!
2015 PacNW Contest
Locally Sponsored by:
| The Top 10 (Div I):
Blue (UC Berkeley)
Gold (UC Berkeley)
(U British Columbia)
Flame (U of Washington)
in UW (U of Washington)
(U of Washington)
| The Top 10 (Div II):
Berkeley Radicals (UC Berkeley)
probebolistics (U of Oregon)
UBC^ (U British Columbia)
Ursi (UC Berkeley)
UBC& (U British Columbia)
UNBC Forked (UNBC)
Virtual Apothecary (WWU)
UNBC Stacked (UNBC)
WWU Gustav's Jesters (WWU)
Final Standings Link
| 2014 Site Champions:
- Northern California
- Div 1: University of California,
Berkeley, Berkeley Blue
- Div 2: Berkeley
Radicals (UC Berkeley)
- Northwest (Oregon):
- Div 1: uobola
(U of Oregon)
- Div 2: the
probebolistics (U of Oregon)
- Puget Sound (Western
- Div 1: Eternal Flame (U of
- Div 2: Virtual
Apothecary (Western Washington)
- Canada (BC):
- Div 1: UBC# (U British Columbia)
- Div 2: UBC^
(U British Columbia)
- Div 1: 00FF00
- Div 2: FF0000
- Div 1: Eagle
Red (Eastern Washington)
- Div 2: GU
Hotdog (Gonzaga U.)
YOU to our wonderful 2014 site
- Simon Fraser University - Binay
- University of Puget Sound - Adam
- George Fox University - Brent Wilson
- University of San Francisco - Peter
- Brigham Young University, Hawaii -
- Eastern Washington
University - Steve Berg
you still have questions or require special information not found here,
email the contest director: