Penn State's Largest Coding Competition

March 18, 2018



Registration ends March 16 (extended to Saturday, March 17)

What is CodePSU?

CodePSU is the largest competitive programming competition at Penn State. Based on the ACM's International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) standards, CodePSU welcomes 300+ Penn Staters of all majors and skill levels interested in programming. Competitors form teams of three and spend four hours working to solve 7 programming and algorithm problems. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams in each of the beginner, intermediate, and advanced competition categories. CodePSU provides participants a glimpse into the computer science world and offers an opportunity to attract the attention of sponsors and future employers present at the event.

Come join us for free food, sponsor swag, challenging problems, and awesome prizes!

Schedule


Time Event
10:00am - 12:30pm Nibbles & Bytes Breakfast
10:00am - 12:30pm Registration/Check-In
1:00pm - 1:50pm Introduction and Sponsor Speeches
2:00pm - 6:00pm Competition
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm - 8:00pm Award Ceremony

Competition Rules and Regulations


  • Teams are created based on skill level (courses previously taken): Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Beginner: CMPSC/CMPEN 000-203 (incl. students who havent taken CS courses)
  • Intermediate: CMPSC/CMPEN 204-399 and CMPSC 122
  • Advanced: CMPSC/CMPEN 400+
  • Only one (1) computing device is allowed per team.
  • Teams may consist of 1-3 people of any skill level. A team's skill level will determined by the highest skill level of a member in the team.
  • You may choose to compete up but may not compete down a tier.
  • Tiers of skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) are based on courses previously taken, not courses currently being taken.
  • Graduate students may compete for fun, but will not be eligible for prizes
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