UT Programming Contest (UTPC)

  • 2022-23

UT Programming Contest (UTPC) is a chapter of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).

The International Collegiate Programming Contest is an algorithmic programming contest for college students. Teams of three, representing their university, work to solve the most real-world problems, fostering collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the ability to perform under pressure. Through training and competition, teams challenge each other to raise the bar on the possible. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.

The top teams from each regional contest from six different continents come together to compete by conquering the world's most challenging problem set. The goal is to earn the ultimate honor of being the best of the best problem solvers on the planet, the ICPC World Champions.

Last year, 140 teams from a field of 49,935 contestants in 111 countries on six continents advanced to the ICPC World Finals.

Getting Started

  • We host biweekly programming contests.
  • Come to hone your problem-solving skills, explore the art of algorithmic thinking, and train to compete at inter-collegiate contests!
  • We will have prizes for winners and high-ranking participants.
  • We will also go over all of the problems at the end of the contests.
  • Please join our Discord server:
  • Here are slides from our Beginner's Workshop.



  • There are public tryouts a couple of weeks into the fall semester.
  • We then ask students to fill out a form to apply for ICPC teams of three.
  • Performance on the tryouts is one critical factor in determining who we select for our 12 teams.
  • The teams compete against each other in the ICPC North America Qualifier (NAQ), and the top 4 teams go to regionals.
  • This year is not typical since we haven't (yet) had our tryouts, and there will (probably) be no NAQ.
  • We'll have to improvise once we know what South Central USA Regional Contest (SCUSA) intends to do for our regionals.


Coaches and Officers



Viraj Maddur


Bennett Liu


Prayaag Gupta


Jimmy Xin


Ry Yanagi


Steph Cheng


Zeki Gurbuz




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Updated 15 Sep 2022