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Rocky Mountain Regional ICPC Host Site

Brigham Young University (BYU)


Main Address

BYU Computer Science Department
James E. Talmage Building (TMCB)
Provo, UT 84602

Contest Location

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, October 25 from 5:30 - 9:30 PM at the contest location. See above for location and parking. Saturday, October 26 from 8:15 - 9:20 AM at the contest location. See above for location and parking.


All contest activities will be hosted at contest location. See above for location and parking.

Friday, October 25

Time   Activity
5:30-6:30 PM   Check in
6:30-7:30 PM   Banquet and door prizes
7:30-9:30 PM   Official practice time

Saturday, October 26

Time   Activity
8:30-9:20   Late check-in, continental breakfast
9:30-9:50   Meeting for all contestants
10:00-3:00   COMPETITION / Lunch provided at 11:30
3:00-3:30   Results calculation
3:30-4:15   Snacks and results announcement


The official practice time will be on Friday after dinner. 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.

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.


Each team will get one Linux virtual machine with a configuration like the world-finals environment.

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Linux (64-bit), running on an i5-6500@3.2GHz [4 cores] with 8GB RAM allocated to the VM

   vi/vim/gvim (8.0.1453)
   emacs (25.2.2)
   gedit (3.28.1)
   geany (1.32)
   kate (17.12.3)
   Eclipse with JDT, CDT, PyDev (2019-03, 4.11.0)
   IntelliJ IDEA CE (2019.2.3)
   CLion (2019.2.4)
   Pycharm CE (2019.2.3)
   Code::Blocks (17.12-1)
   Java (OpenJDK 11.0.4)
   gcc/g++ 7.4.0 (gdb available)
   Python 3.6.8 (NOT Python 2)
   Kotlin 1.3.50-release-112


Create an account (at least for one member per team) on and remember your password. Only printed references will be allowed during the contest NO digital devices will be allowed to use during the contest


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.

If you have special dietary needs, please let us know. We will do our best to meet these requests and will let you know what to expect. We already have vegetarian options planned.