This page provides information for the ACM ICPC regional site at Mines. Information on the contest itself can be found here

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, October 25th
6:00 PMCK 130Check-in
6:30 PMCK 130Pizza
7:30 PM — 9:30 PMCK 130Practice Contest
Saturday, October 26th
9:00 AMOutside CK 130Breakfast (bagels and/or pastries)
10:00 AM — 3:00 PMCK 130Competition
12:00 PMOutside CK 130Lunch Available (Jimmy John's sandwiches)
5:00 PMBallrooms D-E in the Student CenterBanquet Dinner, results, awards, and door prizes!

Please contact Christopher Painter-Wakefield (below) if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences.

Parking and Directions

You can find a map of campus here. The contest will be in CoorsTek 130 (grid G7 on the map) and the banquet will be in the student center (grid G5 on the map).

All parking is free after 5:00 PM on Friday and all day Saturday. Recommended lots: CTLM, D.

Practice Time

The official practice time will be on Friday after dinner. Practice will be held at Contest Location. The regional judges will operate their servers and contestants will be given a few practice problems that parallel the format of the actual problems on Saturday. All teams are strongly encouraged to attend. This gives you a chance to be familiar with the contest, systems, tools and debugging techniques prior to the contest.

There will be NO official practice time on Saturday before the contest. The contest runs from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and is sometimes slightly extended for fairness purposes. Teams are recommended to wear contest shirts during the competition if they get one.

Computing Environment

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS running on Intel Xeon CPU E3-1270 v6 @ 3.80GHz with 32 GB RAM.

Java 11

Python 2.7.15 and 3.6.8

gcc/g++ 7.4

Kotlin 1.3.50

vim, emacs, nano, gedit, atom, Visual Studio Code

JetBrains suite (CLion, IntelliJ, PyCharm)

Eclipse (Java and C++)




Kattis Account

Create an account (at least for one member per team) on and remember your password. Only printed references will be allowed during the contest and NO digital devices will be allowed during the contest.



Christopher Painter-Wakefield
Cell: (919) 423-0118 (emergencies only, please)