UT Programming Contest (UTPC)


UT Fall Invitational Programming Contest (UTIPC)

Sat, 23 Nov 2019

The UTIPC is an ICPC-style programming contest hosted at the University of Texas at Austin for both on-site and remote competitors. The contest is organized by UT Programming Contest, UT's student organization that hosts local programming contests, with the help of faculty and alumni.

UTIPC was created as an opportunity for

  1. Texas ICPC teams to practice and train in a real, ICPC-style competition with original problems
  2. competitive programming enthusiasts to have fun while getting a sense of what ICPC programming contests are like

Everyone is encouraged to participate, regardless of experience and skill level!

If you’re interested in competing in this iteration of UTIPC (either on-site or remotely), please fill out this interest form.


Sat, 23 Nov 2019


Gates Dell Complex (GDC 2.216)
University of Texas at Austin
2317 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712


Time Event
12:00pm Doors Open
12:30pm Food and drinks served
1:00pm Contest Begins
6:00pm Contest Ends, Contest Recap + Prizes*

* There will be prizes for the top performing on-site teams.


Remote contestants are on their honor to stick to the rules, and are also ineligible for prizes.

Contestants will be allowed to compete in teams of up to three.

Each team is allowed only one computer.

Access to the internet for anything but viewing and submitting problems is prohibited, enforced by the honor system.

Teams are allowed to bring any printed reference materials.

What is an ICPC-style programming contest?

ICPC-style programming contests are five-hour contests where students compete in teams of three to solve 8-12 programming problems. Each team competes with a single computer, has restricted access to the internet, and is allowed limited access to reference materials. The contest puts a focus on the ability to quickly write bug-free code with strong algorithms, data structures knowledge, and logical problem-solving skills.

To learn more about ICPC, visit their website.


This will be the second iteration of UTIPC. The inaugural contest was held in the spring.

To see the results and problem set from the first contest, see the contest site.


If you have any questions about the contest, send an email to utpc@cs.utexas.edu.



Colleen Mullin

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