On October 27th, the annual Benelux Algorithm Programming Contest (BAPC) is organised, which means Desda and Thalia organise a preliminary round again. The BAPC is a contest in which sixty teams from universities all over the Benelux compete to solve as many algorithmic challenges as possible, as fast as they can. Examples of challenges/problems can be found here.
The teams that solve the most challenges in the preliminaries can go on to the BAPC in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Here you have the opportunity to advance to the Northwestern Europe Region Contest (NWERC) in Eindhoven, and finally to the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Registration is done in teams of at most three people, who do not necessarily have to be a member of Desda or Thalia. You can enter the preliminaries by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing your team name and the names of the team members. If you aren't able to form a team with three people, you can still register and we will try to find you a team. Registration closes on Friday, September 21st at 12.00.
The languages that are allowed are C, C++, Python and Java. Lunch is not included, but it is possible to order pizza for after the competition. Furthermore, there will be a test round right before the competition starts, so you can get used to the system and the challenges.
10:45 - 11:00 Introduction
11:00 - 12:00 Test session
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 18:00 Contest
18:00 - 21:00 Solutions, final standings & drinks