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Rocky Mountain Regional ICPC Host Site

University of Alberta

SITE LOCATION

Main Address

16 St & 85 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3

Contest Location

The contest will be held in the Computing Science Centre (CSC) on the first floor. The location of CSC on the campus map is here.

PARKING

Detailed maps of parking lots are available at here. Parking will cost at most $5.50 per day after 6pm on Friday or all day on the Weekend. The Stadium Parkade is very close to CSC.

START TIMES

Friday, October 25 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the contest location. See above for location and parking. The warmup contest begins at 7:30pm. Saturday, October 26 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM at the contest location. See above for location and parking.

CONTEST SCHEDULE

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

Friday, October 25

Time   Activity
6:30-7:15 PM   Check in and dinner
7:15-7:25 PM   Welcome and brief orientation
7:30-9:00 PM   Official practice time

Saturday, October 26

Time   Activity
8:30-9:30   Continental breakfast
9:30-9:50   Meeting for all contestants
10:00-3:00   COMPETITION / Lunch provided at 12:00
12:30-1:00   Coaches meeting
3:15-3:45   Debriefing (if applicable)
5:15-7:00   Banquet, results announcement
    and solution discussion at the
    Faculty Lounge (address below)

BANQUET

There will be a banquet after the contest starting at 5:15pm at the Faculty Club. Please note, this is a different location than the banquet was held the last two times the contest was hosted at the U of A.

The results of the contest will be announced here and we will also discuss solutions to the problems.

The Faculty Club is located at 11435 Saskatchewan Dr NW. We will be upstairs. Feel free to hang your coat on the rack to the left as soon as you enter and come on up!

PRACTICE TIME

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.

LOCAL RESOURCES

See here for a pamphlet that includes the machines available on site, a summary of the editors and compilers/interpreters that will be available.

KATTIS ACCOUNT

Create an account (at least for one member per team) on open.kattis.com and remember your password. Only printed references will be allowed during the contest NO digital devices will be allowed to use during the contest. You will be able to print code during the contest, details on how to do so will be shared at the contest site.

HOTEL

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.

FOOD

You may bring your own food/beverages/snacks if you wish, but we will be providing dinner on Friday as well as breakfast/lunch/dinner on Saturday. Please note there is no food allowed in the computer labs/working area.

If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Zachary Friggstad directly. We will do our best to meet these requests and will let you know what to expect. We already have vegetarian options planned.

CONTACT INFORMATION