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January 13, 2011: acmqueue Launches New Online Programming Challenge

Today's Topic: acmqueue Launches New Online Programming Challenge
Thursday, January 13, 2011

ACM's website for practitioners, acmqueue, has launched a new online programming contest based on the annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC). The challenge follows last year's successful event, and is open to all. The acmqueue ICPC Challenge closes at midnight Greenwich Mean Time on February 6, 2011.

The new acmqueue programming contest features a game called Icy Projectile Challenge, which invites participants to code "players" in C++, C#, Java, or Python to compete against other programmers using source code only, no executables. Players have one month to develop their players, and can compete against preliminary players, checking for nightly updates of standings.

A double elimination tournament follows the coding phase to determine the top four places. Final standings and all matches are available for viewing at the queue website.

To participate, register for a free ACM Web account.

If you have an ACM Web account, sign in and submit your files.

For game rules on how to control your team, score points, and win, click here.

Final standings and all tournament matches are available for viewing.