BYU Computer Science Department James E. Talmage Building (TMCB) Provo, UT 84602
The contest will be held in the Talmage Math and Computing Building (abbreviated TMCB) which is located in the north-west part of BYU campus. You may view the campus interactive map here, or you may get a broader perspective using Google or other maps.
Detailed maps of parking lots are available here. There is also a visitor lot near the Museum of Art (the “MOA” on the interactive campus map) that is free on weekdays. Parking over much of campus is free after 7 PM on weekdays and free all-day on weekends. The closest lot to the Talmage Building is Lot 16A (it is just NW of the building itself and accessible from Campus Drive).
Friday, March 11 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM at the contest location (room 3350 TMCB). See above for location and parking. Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM at the contest location (room 3350 TMCB). See above for location and parking.
All contest activities will be hosted at the contest location (3350 TMCB). See above for location and parking. The practice time and actual competition will be held in the computer labs on the bottom floor of the Talmage building.
|6:00-7:00 PM||Check in|
|7:00-9:00 PM||Official practice time|
|9:30-9:50||Meeting for all contestants|
|10:00-3:00||COMPETITION / Lunch provided at 12:00|
|3:30-4:15||Snacks and results announcement|
The official practice time will be Friday from 6:00-8:00PM. Practice will be held at Contest Location. The regional judges will operate their servers and contestants will be given a few practice problems that parallel the format of the actual problems on Saturday. All teams are strongly encouraged to attend. This gives you a chance to be familiar with the contest, systems, tools and debugging techniques prior to the contest. It also allows us to ensure that there are no errors in how teams are set up, that everyone can submit to the system, etc.
There will be NO official practice time on Saturday before the contest. The contest runs from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and is sometimes slightly extended for fairness purposes. Teams are recommended to wear contest shirts during the competition if they get one.
Teams will provide their own laptops (up to 3 per team, 1 per team member), you are encouraged to use a configuration similar to the world-finals environment (currently last year’s environment is show).
Kattis judges submissions using the following languages/versions:
Create an account (for ALL members on each team) on open.kattis.com and remember your password. Any material, online or printed, that was created prior to the contest will be allowed.
Guests staying Friday night can book at one of the many hotels in town. There is not a specific hotel that we recommend, nor are there rooms blocked or a special rate for the contest.
You may bring your own food/beverages/snacks if you wish. Please note there is no food allowed in the computer labs/working area.