Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest

2016 Regional Contest Information

Regional competition is the first tier of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The Mid-Atlantic Region covers southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and North Carolina. For more information, see the Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest's Homepage or The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Contest Director: Susan Rodger

Contest Standings

Current Contest standings and documents

Contest Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

The top teams in the region will advance to the ACM World Finals which will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota May 20-25, 2017.


You must register through the main Mid-Atlantic site, Radford .

Here are the Schools Registered at Duke (2016) (Teams):

8-8:45 Breakfast/Register at LSRC Hall of Science
8:45-9:30am Welcome/Info Session LSRC B101
9:30-10:30am Practice in LSRC D-wing
11:00-12:00 Lunch in LSRC D-wing
12-5:00pm Competition in LSRC D-wing
5:00pm Dinner, announce site winners, in LSRC Cafe

Contest Environment for (2016):

This will be updated. Note Python will be allowed this year.

The machines for the contest are PCs running Linux Ubuntu 16.04 operating system. The default window manager is KDE or Gnome. After logging in, you will run the PC^2 system via a web browser. Handouts will be provided.

Programming Languages for the contest are Java 1.8, C and C++ (GCC/G++ 5.4.0), Python 3.5.2.

We will provide an online link to the Java API and the C++ STL.

Eclipse will be allowed this year, but no other IDE.


The Contest will be held in the Department of Computer Science's wing of the Levine Science Research Center. Registration and breakfast will start in the LSRC Cafe (near LSRC B101 where we started last year). and the contest will be held in the LSRC D-wing, near LSRC D106. Dinner will be in the LSRC Cafe.

Directions from I-40

Take I-40 to 15-501 North towards Durham and Duke. When 15-501 splits, take the fork to Duke University. From 15-501, turn right onto Highway 751. Turn left at the first stoplight onto Erwin Road. Turn right on LaSalle St. See below about parking.

Directions from I-85

Take I-85 to 15-501 South (in the North West corner of Durham). Take the exit to Moreene Road. Turn left towards Duke. Turn left onto Erwin Road. Turn right on LaSalle St. See instructions below for parking.


There is a football game on the same day!!!! That means it will be difficult to park for free. Advise you carpool. Duke will tape up and block off the parking on the street to force people to go into a lot and pay. My guess is it will be $10 per car.

To walk to registration: Walk along LaSalle St and turn at the pedestrian crosswalk that goes to the small parking lot and cuts through the parking lot. Then walk down the stairs. Go in the LSRC building at the circle and we are right there, near the large auditorium LSRC B101. Registration and Breakfast will be near B101. We are providing breakfast (likely bagels and donuts).

The map below shows parking on the street if that is allowed. BUT SINCE IT IS A FOOTBALL GAME DAY unlikely you will be able to park on the street. Most likely you will be directed into the big parking lot there.


Brookwood Inn
2306 Elba Street
Durham, NC 27705

Reasonable price. A 10 minute walk to the LSRC.

Red Roof Inn
5623 Chapel Hill Blvd.
Durham, NC 27707

Cheaper, Near the intersection of I-40 and 15-501.

Duke Tower Condos
807 West Trinity Avenue
Durham, NC 27701
919.684-4444 x302
La Quinta
4414 Chapel Hill Blvd.
Durham, NC 27707

Off of 15-501, between I-40 and Duke, 10 minute drive.

Comfort Inn University
3508 Mount Moriah Rd
Durham, NC 27707

Near the intersection of I-40 and 15-501.

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
3001 Cameron Blvd
Durham, NC 27706
800.443.3853 reservations only

Very expensive, greater than $200 per night. About a 20 minute walk to the LSRC building.


Breakfast will likely be Bagels and donuts.

Lunch will likely be sandwiches.

A buffet dinner will be held following the contest -- approximately 5:00pm. The menu may likely be either italian (pasta) or mexican food.

But for those of you who are here longer, there are many good restaraunts around.

Pictures from previous contests at Duke

Pictures from 2013 contest

Pictures from 2012 contest

Pictures from 2011 contest

Pictures from 2010 contest

Pictures from 2008 contest

More Pictures from 2008 contest

pictures from 2007 contest 10/27/07

pictures from 2006 contest 10/28/06

pictures from 2005 contest 11/12/05