I’m happy to announce the CSE Programming Contest that I am organising together with my colleagues Sudha Cheerkoot-Jalim, Anwar Chutoo and Pascal Grosset.
Please get the official announcement then fill in the registration form and return it to us by this Friday.
The registration is open to any undergraduate student from the University of Mauritius (including non-CSE students) but we will have to choose (using some magic formula) 40 students to participate in the contest on the 11th of October 2006 at 14:00 as our biggest lab (the MCID Lab) can only accomodate that number of students.
Please note that each of the 40 selected will have a Kubuntu Linux PC with ISO C/C++ and Java 5.0 compilers. Eclipse (with CDT) will also be installed but, of course, one can also use vi or emacs or kate (etc.) and the command line.
The problems will be really tough… but fun to solve! And we have not yet decided about the prize (if any…)
lol… this gonna make our life harder !
good luck to all participants!
rah, too bad… coffee, coca-cola and cigarettes (remember the famous quote from charlie’s angels movie volume 1 : “la cafeine nous aide a coder”) are not allowed in the MCID labs :(
non, serieusement… this is quite nice, ca nous changera de la routine, am gonna fill in the registration form asap:P
I just hope that this gets many students interested and that this competition turns out to be as fun as you expect it to be…
Hehe, really looking forward to that one… selven and sundeep, i expect to see you amongst the first ones to register :)
no cigarette? no caffeine? no coke???
this is gonna be really tough :s
bt i will register still :p
how abt giving the winner a laptop???
in that case..if selven wins..he can give me his old laptop..and in the case csyke wins, he can give me the one he will win at nomad no limit challenge contest :p
you bet i am in :p
hmm.. sundeep your eyes are set on my lappy :p (mo met piment rouge lor la mwa:p)
Hmm.. it’s been such a time since i wanted to test my leet C++ skillz ..winning or no winning, the best thing is that.. this is just GREAT.
I just hope i can bring my LCD screen there ..grrr.. there’s no way am gonna code infront of a CRT :p
ps. I think am gonna brain wash cnidy also into this :p.. just hope she doesn’t kick our @sses :p (aouch getting kicked by a girl.. would be a scene!!!)
long live this idea JUST GREAT
just hoping that the english in which the questions are written are not too complexed to understand for a n00b like me :p hahaha
Seems that you lot are getting excited to participate! Great! Don’t forget to fill in the form…
Yo thatz GR8 newz!! Herez sumfin nice happening @ uom! huh, gng 2 India is ok, bt wot abt the prizes? One notebook?? haha!
2 L8 4 me, no more a student 2 enjoy the contest. Gud luck 2 U all guys (N gals). Remember: the most important fing is 2 participte N hav lots of fun, make new frendz…
Its good to hear the cse dept is organising smething superb… :) ..
Enjoy the contest duded…
All the bests..
will we have access to the net during the competition?
or atleast access to reference manuals of java/c/c++??
i think ACM does provides this atleast..
You will have access to Sun’s Java 1.5 documentation (including the whole API) and also SGI’s STL doc.
I’ve not decided yet for the Internet.
By the way, 24 students have registered!
well i thought the students would have been more enthusiastic..
anyways, i suppose many 1st and 2nd year students might not have applied since perhaps some of them think that solving the problems will b out of their reach..
i think such contest should b organised regularly, not only for the ACM programming Contest, and perhaps, if there was different levels, for eg for year 1 or year 2 or year 3 students, this wouldve attracted more students..
But then, with the limited logistics and money that we have at UoM, it might be tough to organise many such events instead of only one.
Actually, there is something else that I’ve been thinking of lately. What about students programming collaboratively i.e. as in open source.
For example, what if I give you a big program to write, so big (or complex or both) that it can only be done if ALL students participate. Imaging using SVN (Subversion) for versioning, something like Junit for automated testing and having to set up a Wiki (for example) to ease communication.
Imaging using that new skill to actually start contributing to existing open source software.
sure, this is interesting,
actually i’ve been thinking of smtg similar while i was doing my Software Engineering module last year. what could be better, than really working on a big project where we would be having the whole class working on one same projet and the class would be divided into small groups, where as in a real company, each group would be affected to developping some part of the program.
still as u mentionned, ALL the students need to participate for it to b effective..and that would also help them see a bit more that wht they learn in class..
unfortunately, this is already my final year over here(trois ans deja :s le temps passe trop vite :s)..and i dnt think that this year we’ll b having such projects, and even if there were, i, as well as other 3rd year students would be taken up by our final year projects :s
Only 24, Faculty of Engineering is so big. many students are in Year 3 both CSE and IS. MAy b about more than 75 in IS. I imagine what’s the problem about participating in the contest. Pas pou capave aprane par coeur ou parski pa pou ena copy paste.
Help!!! Give an answer.
May b more interested in exams. Aprane par coeur puis vine resitÃ© dans Papier. :-)
Qui to pensÃ© Sundeep. Ene ti reponse are toi
Or is the contest trop facile pou zote.
In that case they are bane mari top.
Thanks meet them in organisation CybercitÃ© plitard.
Personally, I would have liked to have some more students (up to a hard limit of 40 because of the size of the lab) but 24 is good enough ;-)
Franc Franc. competition la pa ti facile. (Mr Meetoo ti dir sa).
Mais bane seki ine participer in gagne ene bon lexperience. MazinÃ© bane seki content programming quine ronfler coume sa pendant 2 heure temps. Alor bane seki pa content sa ditous la alor qui zote penser.
Pou moi personelement mo ti a content experience sa encore ene lote coup avant mo quite lÃ¢â‚¬â„¢uni. Mo espere qui Mr Meetoo pou organise sa pli souvent, esperÃ© li pa bliÃ©) Of course. Mo ti a prefere qui prepare bane zeleve pou cpave faire face sa bane type question la. Letemp jouÃ© mari boucou la dans.
Mo ti a content trouve bane seki aprane par coeur la participe dan competition ene coup.
Mo daccord mone blokÃ© mais lÃ¢â‚¬â„¢importance c de participer.
Qui to pense SUNDEEP et mo bane lezote camarade
En esperant trouve bane Computer Scientist qui aprane par coeur ene lote foi.
just a short note to say, that we got owned! big time! hats off lecturers cse dept! zot in perse nu zi dan n essoreuse industriel! lol, mais ct bien… se fer remetre a sa place de temps en temps, c motivant :)and it was fun seeing all those ppl p kass latet en mem temps! lol
question to avinash : did any student actually manage to finish more than 1 question in the alloted time?
personally i failed…
Congratulations to you all!
It was fun isn’t it? And thought-provoking too! Sure, we’ll (I was not alone to organise this event – credit to Sudha Cheerkoot-Jalim, Anwar Chutoo and Pascal Grosset) organise other programming contests (I would like that twice a year is good enough)
We’ll work on the evaluating your performance in the following days. And we are in the process of organising a prize-giving ceremony but nothing has been confirmed yet.
I’ll keep you posted.
And, once more, congratulation ;-)
great great great it was.. yea we got owned.. but that was not the importance.. ince we got owned.. now we are looking forward to the next one.. aaaahhhhhh organise one again :p
Hmm.. am eager to see who managed to be in the top 3.
yeah ..btw did anyone managed to finish more than question1? I also failed.. i managed to work question one.. but i didn’t have time to output the results to a text file (forgot ios::app and instead was saying why isn’t ios::end working ) hahaha now i know what i need to learn.
btw.. contest was SUPERB.. hope it’ll be held more and more.
ahhhh it ust rulez.
There will be more contests. Thanks to all for your enthusiasm :-)
we got owned..
i attempted only one..and failed in so doing..
anyways..should there b another similar contest..we’ll b in..and hopefully, will atleast b able to solve 1
Aahh..great.. i’ll wait for the next contest then.. the next time we sure are gonna own the base.. what do you say csyke & sundeep :p ?
I was freaked to see I missed it all..really to see 6 Oct..damn..duh..but that was a year ago..
i think it should not be harder than the international ACM Programming contest. So it should be tricky but not too difficult.
In fact, we gave relatively simple problems to solve to the students.