Registration open for CodePSU programming competition

October 07, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State student chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Association of Women in Computing will host CodePSU, a programming competition, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 19, in 113 IST Building on the University Park campus.

The contest is free to enter and open to all Penn State undergraduate students.

Gage Ames, ACM president and computer science undergraduate student, explained, "CodePSU is modeled after the ACM's International Collegiate Programming Contest. Teams of one to three students attempt to solve 10 problems over several hours. To keep it fair, there will be two tiers of competitors, divided based on each team's level of experience. Each tier will have a separate problem packet and teams will only be judged against teams within their tier. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams from each tier."

Ames adds that participating in the contest is a great way for students to brush up on their programming skills and learn more about competitive programming.

CodePSU is co-sponsored by Cisco and Microsoft.

For more information and to register by Oct. 17, visit

Last Updated October 08, 2013