In what kind of contests do I enter?
ACM hosts the International Collegiate Programming Contest every year. Participating in groups of three students, each team must solve a set of 5 – 11 problems, which require knowledge about mathematics, graph theory, dynamic programming and other computer science related topics.
Google hosts a yearly programming contest as well, named Google Code Jam. This contest is not restricted to college students, and it is an individual competition, so there is a large number of participants each year from all over the world.
Aside from these two major competitions, I enter other random programming contests.
What are my results?
Regarding Google Code Jam, I have achieved a top 500 more than once, in a contest where there are tens of thousands of competitors from more than a hundred countries. Here are my stats:
- 2008: 1526th
- 2009: 444th
- 2010: 356th
- 2011: N/A
- 2012: 2105th
My ICPC national and regional (South-Western European Regional Contest) results from 2005 to 2009 are as follow:
- 2009: National: 2nd, Regional: 19th
- 2008: National: 3rd, Regional: 19th
- 2007: National: 4th, Regional: 20th
- 2006: National: 13th, Regional: 17th
- 2005: National: 19th
Together with Pedro Loureiro, we entered a Logical and Functional Programming Contest/Meeting in 2007, achieving the 4th place.
With whom do I code?
Over the years, I have entered ICPC with several friends: