The regional contest director is Jim Harris (GSU),
the Florida Tech site director is Ryan Stansifer (Florida Tech),
the ASU site director is Howard Whitston (ASU), and the chief judge is Laurie White (Mercer).
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors an
international programming contest for college students, known as the
ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM.
Teams of three students write computer programs to solve a set of problems in five
hours. Programming teams from the states of MS, AL, GA, SC, and FL
compete at the Southeast Region (SER) Contest; the best team
represents the region at the world finals.
The goal is to improve the skills necessary to solve problems with computers.
(See the ACM ICPC entry at Wikipedia or visit the ICPC official WWW site.)
The 2007 ACM Southeast USA regional programming contest will be held Saturday,
the 13th of October.
The contest is now distributed over several sites:
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia,
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, and
Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida.
Florida Tech is located near the corner of Babcock Street and University Avenue in Melbourne, Florida.
Directions to the university can be found using
A campus map is available on the WWW.
Hotel accommodations can be found at numerous hotels and motels in the
area including some on the beaches. Please make reservations early.
Schools send $40 per person to GSU (not to Florida Tech)
and register their teams on-line at the
ICPC WWW site
by Saturday, 6 October 2007.
Please send a check directly to GSU;
do not bring checks or cash to Florida Tech.
(No need to bring computers; the registration
at this site is capped at 30 teams.)
At the appropriate time,
a live scoreboard during the contest,
the final FIT site results after the contest,
the final standings after the contest,
the officially posted results,
and all the regionals' results from ICPC
will be, or are, available.