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How will a solution be judged in a programming competition. ?>

How will a solution be judged in a programming competition.

Assalamualaikum everyone, today’s topic is how a judge software judge a solution. Or in another word, how do you submit the solution for the problem. And also, how do you output your solution for a particular problem.


For those of you who did not know, in ACM ICPC, every team will be given a set of problem which the team will need to solve. The way to solve them is by coding the solution. The problem will say that the solution will have to accept some input and it should output according to the input.

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IIUM CodeJam 2015

Assalamualaikum everyone.


Have you ever wonder what its like to compete in a problem solving competition? Well now you can experience it yourself. ICTSS Education Bureau is organizing an ACM ICPC style programming competition called IIUM Code Jam. We are giving you an opportunity to experience an ACM ICPC competition without becoming really good at it at and the same time, we are also gathering the best programming teams from IIUM to crown one of them as the first ever IIUM Code Jam Champion. Whether you want to win or just have some fun programming, this competition is for you. Oh, did we mention that it is open for all IIUM student? The details are as follow:

  • Date: 9 May 2015
  • Time: 9 AM to 3 PM.
  • Venue: LR 14, Kuliyyah of Information and Communication Technology, IIUM.
  • Registration fees: RM 15 per team.

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Basic Rules of ACM ICPC ?>

Basic Rules of ACM ICPC

Warning: The rules for IIUM Code Jam outlined here only applies for IIUM Code Jam 2015. Later IIUM Code Jam may have different rules.

Assalamualaikum everyone. ICTSS Education Bureau had announce an ACM ICPC style programming competition called IIUM CodeJam. It is an ACM ICPC style programming competition. Unfortunately not many people know what does it means by ‘ACM ICPC’ style programming competition. This post will introduce you on what are the basic rules and standard of ACM ICPC and the different of that with the newly announced IIUM CodeJam.


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ACM ICPC Crash Course Mini Competition Dataset ?>

ACM ICPC Crash Course Mini Competition Dataset

Assalamualaikum everyone.

On 12 April 2015, the Education Bureau of ICTSS organized a Crash Course for ACM ICPC. If this is the first time you heard of it, then we are terribly sorry for it. We only have about 4 day to publicize it including Friday. So that is probably the reason why you did not know about it. Anyway, around 20 participant attended the program. And on the second day we have a mini competition. 

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Hello World

Assalamualaikum everyone. Welcome to the first ever post from In this post I will be giving an introduction on what is ACM ICPC.

ACM ICPC is basically a programming competition. Actually its more like a problem solving competition rather than a programming competition because programming skill is not the most important skill. Most solution will not be more than 200 lines of code. However, the algorithm used will be complex. At least at a higher level. The nature of programming in this competition is mostly algorithmic. Or in another word, you make algorithms. Not interface, not thousands of line of interconnecting codes. That said, that is the opposite of what most programmers will do.

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