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1 ACM-ICPC Global Coverage Presented by William B. Poucher, Executive Director 6 April 2008 Regional Contest Directors Symposium

2 Mission The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) provides college students with opportunities to interact with students from other universities and to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. The contest provides a platform for ACM, industry, and academia to encourage and focus public attention on the next generation of computing professionals as they pursue excellence.

3 Goals Attract as many students as possible Attract as many students as possible Attract as many colleges and universities as possible Attract as many colleges and universities as possible Draw from as many areas of the world as possible Draw from as many areas of the world as possible Provide equitable access to the Contest Finals Provide equitable access to the Contest Finals Strive for competitive contests Strive for competitive contests Involve Industry and shine the spotlight on students Involve Industry and shine the spotlight on students Maintain and support the volunteer base Maintain and support the volunteer base

4 The ICPC Culture Organization Promote regional integrity. Provide global coordination. Policy Keep it simple. Serve, dont rule. Never have the same problem for the same reason. Principles Put people first. Follow the Golden Rule. Solve the solvable; resolve the resolvable; avoid the rest. Grow strong by resolving conflicts.

5 Shining the Light... IBM Media efforts will reach over 1 billion contacts, many with an interest in technology and education. IBM Media efforts will reach over 1 billion contacts, many with an interest in technology and education. Past World Champions have met with heads of state. Past World Champions have met with heads of state. Over 21,000 students were eligible for one free year of ACM student membership. Over 21,000 students were eligible for one free year of ACM student membership.

6 Phenomenal Growth... Increased from 6,099 to 6,700 teams Increased from 6,099 to 6,700 teams Increased from 1,756 to 1,821 universities Increased from 1,756 to 1,821 universities Increased World Finals teams to 100 Increased World Finals teams to 100 Regionals post another record performance!

7 GREAT Regional Leadership! ACM SigBoard Apple AT&T 150% Microsoft 150% The IBM Touch! 800% Team Participation

8 Rock Solid Foundation supported by the UPE Honor Society since 1970 independent operation under the auspices of ACM headquartered at and supported by Baylor University fueled by IBM commitment, technology, and know-how… ACM SigBoard Apple AT&T 150% Microsoft 150% The IBM Touch! 800% Team Participation

9 The IBM Commitment Celebrating 11 years of service to ICPC. Celebrating 800% Growth. Celebrating new avenues of competition in the ICPC Challenge. Celebrating unprecedented press. Celebrating the IBM Celebration!

10 here we are at the 2008 ACM-ICPC World Finals Banff, Alberta The World Finals are here at the Fairmont Banff Springs. World Finals Host: University of Alberta Teams advancing to the World Finals will receive –sleeping accommodations for coach & contestants –tickets to all contest activities, –treasure, trials, treats, and –the opportunity of a lifetime! Special Events –The 5 th Annual Competitive Learning Symposium –Great IBM Excursions! –2008 ACM-ICPC World Finals

11 Past ACM-ICPC World Finals 2002 – Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu 2003 – The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills (during Oscars) - Warsaw University Champions received by President of Poland 2004 – Prague – Obecni Dum –Czech Technical University and Charles University –City of Prague, Czech Ministry of Education, past President –Obecni Dum, Prague Symphony Orchestra –SPIFMO Champions received by Vladimir Putin

12 Past ACM-ICPC World Finals 2005 – Shanghai - Pudong Shangri-La Hotel –Shanghai Jaio Tong University –City of Shanghai, China Ministry of Education –Shanghai Drum Corps, SJTU Orchestra, Fireworks over Pudong 2006 – San Antonio – Hilton Palacio del Rio –Baylor University –City of San Antonio, Baylor Alumni Association, 82 Champs, Henry Cisneros –Baylor Fiesta, Baylor Orchestra, IBM Rodeo Celebration 2007 – Tokyo – Hilton Disney Sea –IBM Tokyo Research Center and ACM Japan Chapter –City of Tokyo, Music, Dancing, VIP Stars: Tanimoto, Anzai, Feldman, Uchinaga, Dai –Disney Sea, Great Celebration

13 Typical World Finals Program Thursday Before – Host University Pre-Con Press Conference Team Arrival Day –Competitive Learning Symposium –Staff and Team Registration –New RCD Workshop –IBM Welcome & the CyberCafe Day 1 –Regional Contest Directors Workshop –IBM TechTrek –Cultural Outing –IBM CyberCafe

14 Typical World Finals Program Day 2 –Breakfast –RCD Business Meeting –Opening Session –Practice Session I –Questions and Answers –UPE Luncheon –Press Conference –Practice Session II –Free-form Activities –IBM Dinner Day 3 –Breakfast –World Finals –Awards Ceremony –IBM Celebration Day 4 – Return Home

15 Host Organization Host Executive Steering Committee –University, Community, State, and U.S. Prominent Citizens –University Commitment –State Commitment –National Commitment Host World Finals Operations Group –Invitations and Visas –Public Relations –Information and Publications –Systems Support –Local Arrangements & Logistics –Student Hosts (up to 30 per day)

16 Host Executive Steering Committee Opportunities Garner Commitment at all Community Levels Publicity – Fall, Winter, Event Visa Assistance and Legislation Pre-Con Press Conference Opening Session –Stage & Decorations –Cultural Music –Fanfare (Orchestral) –Dignitaries Host Cultural Activity Awards Ceremony –President Awards Medal

17 The 2008 ACM-ICPC World Finals …and beyond? The 2009 ACM-ICPC World Finals –Think Nobel! The 2010 ACM-ICPC World Finals –Think Snow and Ice Festival! The 2011 ACM-ICPC World Finals –Think Exotic, High Tech, Equator! The ACM-ICPC World Finals –Hawaii, Porto, Rio, Warsaw, Washington DC –Hong Kong, Orlando, Auckland, Nanjing???


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