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Welcome to ICPC 2017!

May 15th, 2017

The ICPC is just over a week away, and we are all gearing up for the world's oldest, largest and most prestigious programming contest.

Now in its 41st year, the Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, or ICPC for short, serves as a proving ground for the top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Huddled around a single computer, the 133 teams of three students will race against the clock in a grueling battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance.
 
For the last 20 years, the contest has been sponsored by IBM, one of the fastest-growing enterprise cloud companies. In addition to competing in the World Finals, students on-site in Rapid City will be exposed to the latest technologies from IBM through speakers and interactive on-site demos of IoT and cloud technologies, including IBM Watson. The participants will also have the opportunity to meet with current IBM professionals to learn about industry trends and professional opportunities.
 
Keep checking back here as we get closer to World Finals for interviews with IBM and ICPC executives, information on our host city Phuket and, of course, more information about what this year's world finalists can expect heading into the competition.