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ICPC North America

The ICPC is pleased to announce the ICPC North America Championship (ICPC NAC 2021), 8-15 August, 2021. Top teams from the ICPC North America Regional Contests will advance to the 2021 ICPC NAC in Orlando, Florida, hosted by the University of Central Florida. The top teams from the ICPC NAC 2021 will advance to the 2021 ICPC World Finals.

For ICPC North America competition, training begins at the local university, utilizing free educational resources provided by the ICPC community. Students participate in a variety of online training and competition opportunities, including the ICPC North America Qualifiers (ICPC NAQ). Each university selects one or more teams of 3 students to participate in the ICPC North America Regional Contests, hosted by universities throughout North America. The top teams from these regional contests will advance to the ICPC NAC 2021.

The 2021 ICPC North America Championship (ICPC NAC 2021) will be held in Orlando, Florida, hosted by the University of Central Florida. Each NAC team will be provided with hotel accommodations for the coach and three contestants. The teams and coaches will be treated to a full schedule of activities including a full course of complimentary food functions. Transportation to the NAC is the responsibility of the team. The ICPC encourages teams to raise funds for transportation and extracurricular activities from local sources to better strengthen community ties among academia, industry, and government.

About the University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida's Department of Computer Science is one of six departments in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). CECS is one of the nation’s largest producers of engineering and computer science workforce talent. Its $50-million annual research enterprise addresses society’s greatest challenges and aspirations in advanced computing, aerospace, energy, the environment, healthcare, transportation, and more. The college is strengthened by innovative industry partnerships and diverse faculty who together create a welcoming, entrepreneurial hub of learning and discovery. The Department of Computer Science offers programs in computer science, digital forensics and information technology; and jointly offers programs in data analytics and soon on financial technology. UCF’s doctoral program in computer science is the oldest in Florida, and the first Ph.D. program at UCF. Research strengths include artificial intelligence, computer vision, cyber security and privacy, digital forensics, interactive computing, big data analytics, and virtual and augmented reality. UCF's computer science students are academic standouts and highly driven to succeed, notably illustrated by UCF’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team, which has won four national titles including its recent win in 2021. Equally remarkable is UCF’s Programming Team, which has consistently ranked for 35+ years among the best in the nation in ICPC competitions, and in 2018 ranking #1 in North America and #10 in the world. For more information, visit https://www.eecs.ucf.edu/.

About the ICPC

The International Collegiate Programming Contest (“ICPC”) is a global algorithmic programming contest for college students around the world organized by ICPC Foundation designed to foster creativity, teamwork, innovation, and the ability to perform under pressure. Through training and competition, teams of three, representing their university, challenge each other to raise the bar of excellence in inventing trustworthy software systems that solve a range of complex, real-world problems. Today, the ICPC is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world, having over 320,000 ICPC alumni including over 58,973 students from 3,407 universities in 104 countries within the last year. For more information about the ICPC, visit icpc.baylor.edu.

About the ICPC Foundation

The ICPC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded to advance the art and sport of competitive programming for the benefit of society. The foundation is responsible for ICPC sponsorship, fundraising, outreach, and operational matters. The ICPC Foundation strives to provide ample opportunity for the underserved, to create a tier of regional championships to recognize far more star performers and showcase emerging talent, and to bring ICPC alumni together, assuring future generations paths of excellence to being great problem solvers. The ICPC Foundation is actively engaged in creating equal opportunities for women or other underrepresented groups to pursue excellence within a culture of global inclusion and authenticity. For more information about the ICPC and the ICPC Foundation, visit icpc.foundation.