ACM-ICPC World Finals 2018

On April 19th, the ACM-ICPC World Finals 2018 took place in Beijing, China. ETH Zurich was represented by Daniel Rutschmann, Simon Meinhard, and Fabian Lyck, who first qualified at the ETH Zurich Local Selection Contest and then at the Southwestern Europe Regional Contest in Paris, France. The team was accompanied by the coach Kieran Nirkko.

There were 11 problems to solve within 5 hours. The scoreboard had been frozen after 4 hours of contest to raise the tension among the participants. Finally after revealing the results from the last hour, our team made it to the 29th place out of 140 teams.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

ETH Zurich Team with Simon Meinhard, Daniel Rutschmann, and Fabian Lyck (left to right) at ACM-ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing.

Helvetic Coding Contest

HC2 is Switzerland’s biggest programming contest, held at EPFL in Lausanne. It will be held on Saturday, March 17th, at EPFL in Lausanne. Similar to the ACM-ICPC, participation is in teams of up to three programmers sharing one computer.

The ACM VIS will cover the participation fees and reimburse the train ticket to Lausanne for all VIS members (up to halb-tax, and max 75 CHF, but we encourage you to buy a day pass e.g. from your commune if possible): when registering simply indicate “VIS” as your affiliation and use this form to claim your travel expenses. Please submit the form until April 23th at the latest. You can then obtain the reimbursement amount at the VIS office starting from May 7th.

If your team consists of at least 50% of VIS members, the participation fees for the whole team will be covered: the non-VIS member should select “VIS” as his affiliation.

For more information and to register, consult the official website: http://hc2.ch/.
Please direct your questions to: info@hc2.ch.

SWERC 2017 Results

SWERC 2017 is over and the Results were great for ETH. The first team rETHink togETHer (Daniel Rutschmann, Simon Meinhard and Fabian Lyck) closely missed out on first place winning a gold medal (distribution is 2 gold, 4 silver, 8 bronze) and will thus be able to represent the ETH at the ACM-ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing. The second team 2slO(w) (Mislav Balunovic, Ian Boschung and Benjamin Schmid) also did well and placed eleventh, earning a bronze medal. In total 76 teams from south-western Europe participated, full results and problems can be found at swerc.eu.

Local Contest 2017 Results

The Swiss Regional Selection Contest 2017 jointly organized by ETH and EPFL was a great success with 50 students participating at ETH Zurich. The results are the following:

 

ACM ICPC Swiss Subregional Contest (ETH & EPFL)

The ACM ICPC Swiss Subregional Contest will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The competition is individual (no teams) and held according to the usual ACM format: 5 hours, 5 to 12 problems, allowed languages: C, C++, Java. Two teams will be formed from the best eligible participants (enrolled at ETH and meeting the eligibility requirements).

The first three eligible participants will form the first ETH team in the Regional Contest. The second ETH team will be formed from the next three eligible participants who are also eligible and willing to compete for ETH next year. In case a participant selected according to this rule solved less than three problems, the committee reserves the right to select another person instead.

Those teams will represent ETH at the Southwestern Europe Regional Contest in Paris, France held on November 25th and 26th. Similar to last years, we are delighted to hold the contest together with EPFL in Lausanne (PolyProg, note that the contest is joint, but SWERC teams are not).

Schedule of Local contest: 7 October 2017

  • 11:00 Meeting in the VIS Bureau (CAB E 31), breakfast, late registration.
  • 11:20 Short presentation by Ergon
  • 11:45 Briefing, last questions, seat allocation.
  • 12:00 Dry Run
  • 12:30 Contest starts (CAB H56/H57).
  • 17:30 Contest ends.
  • 17:40 Announcement of results & Apéro.

Please register for the contest here: http://swerc.hc2.ch/.

Should I show up? Why not? In particular, consider coming if any of the following holds:

  • You have any sort of interest and/or experience in competitive programming
  • You are curious after the first weeks of Algolab or Algorithms and Datastructures.
  • You like mathematical puzzles and don’t mind implementing solutions in C++/Java.
  • You simply suspect that this sort of competition might be fun.

There are no prerequisites except for basic C++/Java (in particular basic I/O and STL in case of C++). Before the contest we will introduce the rules and the system to the newcomers.

Rules: The local contest is a “closed-book” competition. No materials are allowed, i.e., no books, cheat sheets, Internet etc. The language references for C, C++ and Java will be available. For the detailed rules, consult “Contest Rules“. You may also wish to take a look at the team manual for the judging system.

Lastly, note that you need access to the CAB Building. All CS students should be able to access the building with their Legis. You can request an access code here: https://www.bi.id.ethz.ch/eAdressen/
If you are not a CS student and cannot access the building, please contact us at acm_at_vis_dot_ethz_dot_ch, so that we can open the door.

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please do not
hesitate to ask: acm_at_vis_dot_ethz_dot_ch

Best of luck at the contest!

World Finals 2017

Today’s the day! The ACM ICPC World Finals take place in Rapid City, USA.

ETH Zurich is represented by Daniel Rutschmann, Demjan Grubić and Martin Raszyk, who went through both the ETH internal selection contest and the South Western European Regional Contest in order to get here. The contest will take place between 5pm and 10pm Zurich time with live coverage available at http://icpclive.com/.

ETH Zurich Team with Demjan Grubić, Daniel Rutschmann, Johannes Kapfhammer (coach), Martin Raszyk at ACM ICPC World Finals 2017 Rapid City

The 8th Helvetic Coding Contest

The Helvetic Coding Contest is Switzerland’s greatest algorithmic programming contest. It will be held on Saturday April 1st at EPFL in Lausanne. Similar to the ACM ICPC, participation is in teams of three programmers sharing one computer.

The ACM VIS will cover the participation fees for all VIS members and reimburse the train ticket to Lausanne (up to halb-tax, and max 75 CHF, but we encourage you to buy a day pass from your commune if possible): when registering simply indicate “VIS” as your affiliation and use this form to claim your travel expenses.
If your team consists of at least 50% of VIS members, the participation fees for the whole team will be covered: the non-VIS member should select “Guest of VIS” as his affiliation.

For more information and to register, consult the official website: http://hc2.ch/.
Please direct your questions to: info@hc2.ch.

Poster for HC2 2017

ETH qualifies for World Finals in South Dakota!

After obtaining a Gold medal for second place the team rETHink again (Raszyk, Grubic, Rutschmann) qualified for the World Finals 2017 in South Dakota. 2slOw (Shekhar, Zbinden, Haller) placed 10th and was awarded a Bronze medal. Congratulations to both teams for their success and representing ETH amongst the 60 teams.

Local Contest 2016 Results

The Local Selection Contest 2016 jointly organized by ETH and EPFL was great success with 50 students participating. The results are the following:

 

ACM ICPC Local Contest 2016

local contest poster

The ETH ACM ICPC Local Contest will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

The competition is individual (no teams) and held according to the usual ACM format: 5 hours, 5 to 10 problems, allowed languages: C, C++, Java. Two teams will be formed from the best eligible participants (enrolled at ETH and meeting the eligibility requirements).

The first three eligible participants will form the first ETH team in the Regional Contest. The second ETH team will be formed from the next three eligible participants who are also eligible and willing to compete for ETH next year. In case a participant selected according to this rule solved less than three problems, the committee reserves the right to select another person instead.

Those teams will represent ETH at the Southwestern Europe Regional Contest in Porto, Portugal held on November 19th and 20th. Similar to last years, we are delighted to hold the contest together with EPFL in Lausanne (PolyProg, note that the contest is joint, but SWERC teams are not).

Schedule of Local contest: 8 October 2016

  • 10:45 Meeting in the VIS Bureau (CAB E 31), breakfast, late registration.
  • 11:30 Briefing, last questions, seat allocation.
  • 12:00 Contest starts (CAB H56/H57).
  • 17:00 Contest ends.
  • 17:15 Announcement of results.
  • 17:30 Apéro.

Please register for the contest here: http://swerc.hc2.ch/.

Should I show up? Why not? In particular, consider coming if any of the following holds:

  • You have any sort of interest and/or experience in competitive programming
  • You are curious after the first weeks of Algolab or Algorithms and Datastructures.
  • You like mathematical puzzles and don’t mind implementing solutions in C++/Java.
  • You simply suspect that this sort of competition might be fun.

There are no prerequisites except for basic C++/Java (in particular basic I/O and STL in case of C++). Before the contest we will introduce the rules and the system to the newcomers.

Rules: The local contest is a “closed-book” competition. No materials are allowed, i.e., no books, cheat sheets, Internet etc. The language references for C, C++ and Java will be available. For the detailed rules, consult “Contest Rules“. You may also wish to take a look at the team manual for the judging system.

Lastly, note that you need access to the CAB Building. All CS students should be able to access the building with their Legis. You can request an access code here: https://www.bi.id.ethz.ch/eAdressen/
If you are not a CS student and cannot access the building, please contact us at acm_at_vis_dot_ethz_dot_ch, so that we can open the door.

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please do not
hesitate to ask: acm_at_vis_dot_ethz_dot_ch

Best of luck at the contest!