Nordic/Swedish/KTH Championships in Programming 2017
The NCPC runs on October 7, and takes place simultaneously at a number of nordic universities, including KTH.
It is suitable both for those who wish to try a programming contest for the first time, as well as for those who have been competing before and wish to compete internationally. We provide food and drinks during the contest. Afterwards we have a debriefing where we explaining the solutions, reveal the results, and hand out prizes.
Schedule for the contest
How does the contest work?
You compete in teams of up to three members. Each team has access to a single computer. At the start of the contest, you get a set of problems (2016 had 11 problems). During five hours, you try to solve as many of the problems as possible. Each problem is solved by writing a program adhering to a given specification. The program is sent to a judging system, which controls it against a series of test cases in order to verify that it produces correct results and is sufficiently efficient. The team solving the maximum number of problems wins, and if several teams solve the same number of problems, the team using the least total time wins.
You can read more detailed rules at the NCPC web page.
The registration is open. Registration deadline is October 5.
Teams registering early, no later than October 3 09:00 CEST, will be prioritized when it comes to T-shirts and food. Registration closes on October 5.
We provide some form of food. If you have dietary restrictions, contact Joseph (see below).
Who can compete at KTH?
The contest is open for everyone! You don't have to be a student or represent a university.
What do you win?
The most important prize is eternal glory and unlimited bragging rights, but mayhap there will also be some physical, more ephemeral prizes.
For student teams, a good result in the contest is also a merit for the selection of KTH teams for the Northwestern European Regional Contest (the qualifiers for the World Finals).