January 04, 2017

Rapid City hosting International Collegiate Programming Contest

Rapid City will serve as host for the 2017 World Championship of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest May 20-25. Rapid City will serve as host for the 2017 World Championship of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest May 20-25. (City Photo)

Rapid City will serve as host of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) May 20-25.

The ICPC is the premiere global programming competition conducted by and for the world's universities.  The competition is sponsored by IBM and over the past four decades, it has grown to be a game-changing global competititve educational program raising the aspirations and performance of generations of the world's problem solvers in the computing sciences and engineering.

And all eyes will be on Rapid City in late May as the world's best come to the Black Hills to match wits in international competition.

Teams of three students represent their universities in multiple levels of regional competition.  Volunteer coaches prepare their teams with intense training and instruction in algorithms, programming, and teamwork strategy.  Top teams from regional competitions will advance up to 132 teams to the World Championship round in Rapid City.

The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will serve as the venue for the World Championships. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event.

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