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2009 Regionals Heating Up

August 28th, 2009

Ni Hao! Or for those of you still brushing up on your Chinese for the World Finals in Harbin, hello and welcome back!  As we gear up for the first part of this year’s competition, the 2009 ACM-ICPC Regionals, remember to check the Battle of the Brains page to find updates, podcasts and stories from past participants. The ACM-ICPC and IBM are working diligently to give you the latest contest information, including regional dates, winners and links to other relevant sites.

This year you can also follow us on Twitter, where you will find an open forum of participating students from schools around the world. We expect to kick off the 2009-2010 podcast series in the middle of September by posting an interview with Alan Ganek, chief technology officer and vice president for IBM Software strategy and technology.  Not only is Alan an outstanding scientist with 16 patents, he is the funding executive for the ACM-ICPC.  We’re all very excited to hear Alan’s advice for Regionals preparation and beyond. For those looking for some practice questions, look no further than past brain busters archived on the ICPC web site:

·    2009 World Finals questions

·    2008 World Finals questions

·    2007 World Finals questions

Try out a few of these to get your brain warmed up for the upcoming competition.  Good luck, or hao yun!