The Annual Berkeley Programming Contest

Berkeley Blue Wins the 2014 ACM Pacific Northwest Regional Contest!

On Saturday, 15 November 2014, the Berkeley Blue programming team—Biye Jiang, Yi Wu, and Luhang Lai—won the ACM Northwest Pacific Regional Contest, advancing to the contest finals in May, 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco. There, the team placed 6th, solving 10 of 13 problems in a total of 1347 minutes, thus becoming the North American Champions. The next ACM Collegiate Programming Contest Finals will take place in Phuket, Thailand, in May 2016.

Announcements

We'll be holding our annual contest on Saturday, 3 October. See this link for more information.

Until the contest starts, we're running a practice contest to allow you to check out the machinery.

Please check the announcement board for current status, if you are participating remotaely.

If you wish to participate, please register here. We'll keep you posted about updates.


News

Results of the Fall 2013 Contest

Here are the problems and instructions..

Final Standings

The results from the 2014 Berkeley Programming Contest are in!
 1 cs170-ta (Lewin Gan): 8 problems in 40952 sec. (9 submissions)
 2 ctest-ao (Yi Wu): 7 problems in 44707 sec. (9 submissions)
 3 cs70-ta (Chen-Hsi Bi): 7 problems in 48152 sec. (9 submissions)
 4 ctest-ag (Luhang Lai): 7 problems in 60788 sec. (8 submissions)
 5 ctest-ap (Peihan Miao): 7 problems in 64978 sec. (7 submissions)
 6 ctest-aj (Biye Jiang): 6 problems in 38967 sec. (9 submissions)
 7 cs70-rz (Alexander Irpan): 6 problems in 57291 sec. (8 submissions)
 8 cs61a-bdo (Evan Limanto): 5 problems in 36198 sec. (7 submissions)
 9 cs70-ajp (Joseph Hui): 5 problems in 42200 sec. (6 submissions)
10 cs199-zq (Jing-Lun Gao): 4 problems in 23675 sec. (5 submissions)
11 cs162-gs (Evan Ye): 4 problems in 26331 sec. (6 submissions)
12 cs61a-agn (Ruichao Chen): 4 problems in 32434 sec. (4 submissions)
13 cs61b-ka (Nicholas Ward): 4 problems in 37567 sec. (5 submissions)
14 ctest-ae (Jingyan Wang): 4 problems in 40823 sec. (8 submissions)
15 cs162-eh (cs162-eh): 4 problems in 40910 sec. (7 submissions)
16 cs188-pt (Nathan Wong): 4 problems in 41078 sec. (6 submissions)
17 cs61a-abc (Yuxiang Yang): 4 problems in 51433 sec. (13 submissions)
18 cs61b-ba (cs61b-ba): 4 problems in 54112 sec. (5 submissions)
19 ctest-aa (Tobin Fricke): 3 problems in 16708 sec. (4 submissions)
20 cs188-ew (Eric Shen): 3 problems in 17467 sec. (4 submissions)
21 cs61c-as (Allan Zhao): 3 problems in 18144 sec. (4 submissions)
22 ctest-af (Rick Chao): 3 problems in 18609 sec. (4 submissions)
23 cs170-kc (Siqi Lin): 3 problems in 19126 sec. (4 submissions)
24 cs162-fo (Jason Zhang): 3 problems in 25946 sec. (3 submissions)
25 cs61c-hw (cs61c-hw): 3 problems in 27735 sec. (5 submissions)
26 cs61a-bfo (Tahir Alizade): 2 problems in 5614 sec. (2 submissions)
27 cs61b-db (Jingzhao Zhang): 2 problems in 8688 sec. (3 submissions)
28 cs162-co (Weiqiao Han): 2 problems in 13517 sec. (2 submissions)
29 cs61c-akk (Rohan Mathuria): 2 problems in 13681 sec. (3 submissions)
30 cs170-gh (cs170-gh): 2 problems in 14183 sec. (3 submissions)
31 cs70-amj (Yaqi Miao): 2 problems in 14458 sec. (4 submissions)
32 cs61b-az (Trevor Ta): 2 problems in 16670 sec. (3 submissions)
33 cs61a-bdi (David Huang): 2 problems in 17343 sec. (3 submissions)
34 cs162-hq (cs162-hq): 2 problems in 18121 sec. (3 submissions)
35 cs170-hk (Dibyo Majumdar): 2 problems in 18179 sec. (3 submissions)
36 ctest-ai (Christopher  Dinh): 2 problems in 19388 sec. (2 submissions)
37 cs61c-aiu (Viraj Mahesh): 2 problems in 21205 sec. (4 submissions)
38 cs162-ms (Siyuan He): 2 problems in 22438 sec. (3 submissions)
39 cs61b-as (Dasheng Chen): 2 problems in 26141 sec. (6 submissions)
40 cs61c-aqx (Daniel Tsai): 2 problems in 27360 sec. (3 submissions)
41 cs61b-qu (Yidong Zou): 2 problems in 29655 sec. (5 submissions)
42 ctest-ac (Martin Meng): 2 problems in 31677 sec. (3 submissions)
43 cs70-rb (Shu Li): 1 problems in 5389 sec. (1 submissions)
44 cs61c-ami (Vivek Hebbar): 1 problems in 10458 sec. (1 submissions)

Problems Solved

Successful entries show the number of attempts made to get a correct submission.

Login 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
cs162-co 1 - - - - 1 - -
cs162-eh 2 3 - - 1 1 - -
cs162-fo 1 - - - 1 1 - -
cs162-gs 3 - - - 1 1 - 1
cs162-hq 2 - - - - 1 - -
cs162-ms 2 - - - - 1 - -
cs170-gh 2 - - - - 1 - -
cs170-hk 2 - - - - 1 - -
cs170-kc 2 - - - 1 1 - -
cs170-ta 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
cs188-ew 2 - - - 1 1 - -
cs188-pt 2 2 - - 1 1 - -
cs199-zq 2 - - - 1 1 1 -
cs61a-abc 2 7 - - 3 1 - -
cs61a-agn 1 - - - 1 1 1 -
cs61a-bdi 2 - - - - 1 - -
cs61a-bdo 1 2 - - 1 1 - 2
cs61a-bfo 1 - - - - 1 - -
cs61b-as 2 4 - - - - - -
cs61b-az 2 - - - - 1 - -
cs61b-ba 1 - - - 1 1 - 2
cs61b-db 2 - - - - 1 - -
cs61b-ka 1 - 2 - 1 1 - -
cs61b-qu 4 - - - - 1 - -
cs61c-aiu 3 - - - - 1 - -
cs61c-akk 2 - - - - 1 - -
cs61c-ami - - - - - 1 - -
cs61c-aqx 2 - - - - 1 - -
cs61c-as 1 - - - 2 1 - -
cs61c-hw 1 - - - 3 1 - -
cs70-ajp 1 2 - - - 1 1 1
cs70-amj 3 - - - - 1 - -
cs70-rb 1 - - - - - - -
cs70-rz 1 2 - - 1 1 1 2
cs70-ta 2 2 1 - 1 1 1 1
ctest-aa 2 - - - 1 1 - -
ctest-ac 2 - - - - 1 - -
ctest-ae 2 - - - 2 1 - 3
ctest-af 2 - - - 1 1 - -
ctest-ag 1 2 1 - 1 1 1 1
ctest-ai 1 - - - - 1 - -
ctest-aj 2 2 2 - 1 1 - 1
ctest-ao 2 1 2 - 1 1 1 1
ctest-ap 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 1

About the Contest

Since 1991, the Computer Science Division has sponsored an informal programming contest each fall, the top placers of which form that year's Berkeley teams in the annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (``ACM'' stands for the Association for Computing Machinery). Contests like this are becoming common. Here's an article on the subject.

As in the ACM contests, our contestants have five hours in which to write working solutions (in C, C++, or Java) to about eight programming problems. We score by the number of correct solutions, breaking ties on the basis of the total time required to complete the correct submissions and the number of incorrect submissions.

If you are interested in participating, watch for announcements on this page and elsewhere. In the meantime, we've provided some suggestions on how to prepare yourself for our local contest and the ACM contests.

Past Berkeley Contests

Problems from Elsewhere

Here are some problems that have been posed in other contests.


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