Wednesday, October 17, 2007

IT Olympiad '07

Mindanao Wide IT Olympiad ‘07
Computer Programming Contest General Guidelines

Date and Venue

The date of the Programming Contest will be on December 8, 2007, Saturday, at the Ateneo de Davao University, Roxas Avenue, Davao City, 8:00 to 5:00pm, Computer Laboratories F600 and F601, 6th Floor, Finster Hall.


The participants of the Programming Contest are required to attend the Practice Session in the morning of December 8, 9:00 to 11:30am, to familiarize themselves with the computing resources and networked operations of the contest. It will also be held at the Computer Laboratories F600 and F601, 6th Floor, Finster Hall. It will be part of the Mindanao Student IT Education (MSITE’07) Conference slated on December 7, 2007 at the NCCC Activity Area, MacArthur Highway corner Maa Road, Davao City

Team Composition

Each school is allowed to send a maximum of two teams, composed of three (3) IT undergraduate students, for the Programming Contest. The members of the team should be currently enrolled and certified by the ITE Dean. A participant of the Programming Contest cannot join the Quiz Bowl.

RegistrationDeadline of registration will be on or before November 23, 2007, 5:00pm. Register the contestants and coach to Ms. Trixie Dimacali, DMMA-CSP Tigatto, Davao City through telefax (082-241-2270) or email mailto:trixiemd2003@yahoo.com%20and Riza Garde (553-2433), email (arizdedgard2004@yahoo.com). Late registrants and changes in the names of the contestants after the set deadline will not be entertained. A registration fee of P500/team will be collected during the Practice Session in the morning together with the certification from the ITE Dean.

Snacks

The registration fee will cover the afternoon snacks for the contestants and coach.
Programming Contest Details

Programming Contest Computing Environment

The programming languages of the contest include C, C++, and Java. Each team will use a single workstation with a Windows XP operating system. The PC^2 (Programming Contest Control) system, available at http://www.ecs.csus.edu/pc2/, will be used to support programming contest operations. The Head of the contest committee is responsible for determining that teams have reasonably equivalent and functional computing resources. To avoid complaints on defective computing resources, each team will sign a waiver after ensuring that the assigned computer, software and the network are functional prior to the contest.

Note: All programs must read their inputs from a text file and display their outputs on the screen.

Conduct Each team is provided with one (1) PC where the programming languages to be used were installed. If a team wishes to submit their solution, the members of the team should call the attention of the contest facilitators/judges. After which, they can proceed in solving the next problem (granting there is still time), or wait for the judges’ decision on the recently submitted program. Only correct (running) programs will earn points.

A team may submit a claim of ambiguity or error in a problem statement by calling the attention of the contest facilitators/judges. If the judges agree that an ambiguity or error exists, a clarification will be issued to all contestants. Contestants are not allowed to talk with anyone other than the members of their team and personnel designated by the contest committee. Systems support staff may advise contestants on system-related problems such as explaining system error messages.

While the contest is scheduled for a particular time length (4 hours), the contest committee has the authority to alter the length of the contest in the event of unforeseen difficulties. Should the contest duration be altered, every attempt will be made to notify contestants in a timely and uniform manner. There will be 10 problems.
A team may be disqualified by the contest committee for any activity that jeopardizes the contest such as dislodging extension cords, unauthorized modification of contest materials, or distracting behavior.

Scoring of the Contest

A problem is solved when it is accepted by the judges. The judges are responsible for accepting or rejecting submitted programs. The contest committee head determines the winners of the contest. The head of the programming contest committee and the judges are empowered to adjust for or adjudicate unforeseen events and conditions. Their decisions are final.

Teams who solve the same number of problems are ranked by least total time. The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved. The time consumed for a solved problem is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to submission time of the accepted run plus 20 minutes as penalty for every rejected run for that problem regardless of submission time. There is no time consumed for a problem that is not solved.

It is the responsibility of the contest committee to specify any additional tie-breaker. Tie-breaker policies are announced to contestants before the contest begins.

Prizes

First Prize - P 4,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)
Second Prize - P 3,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)
Third Prize - P 2,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)

References and Materials

Teams may be allowed to bring reference books or other materials as long as they are not electronic in nature. Teams can bring pens. Blank papers will be provided.

Mindanao Wide IT Olympiad ‘07
Quiz Bowl General Guidelines

Date and Venue

The date of the Quiz Bowl will be on December 6, 2007, Thursday, at the NCCC Activity Area, MacArthur Highway corner Maa Road, Davao City, at around 01:00pm to 5:00pm. It will be part of the Mindanao Student IT Education (MSITE’07) Conference slated on December 7, 2007 at the same venue.

Team Composition

Each school is allowed to send only one team, composed of two (2) IT undergraduate students, for the Quiz Bowl. The members of the team should be currently enrolled and certified by the ITE Dean. A participant of the Quiz Bowl cannot join the Programming Contest.
RegistrationDeadline of registration will be on or before November 23, 2007, 5:00pm. Register the contestants and coach to Ms. Trixie Dimacali, DMMA-CSP Tigatto, Davao City through telefax (082-241-2270) or email mailto:trixiemd2003@yahoo.com%20andand Riza Garde (553-2433), email (arizdedgard2004@yahoo.com). Late registrants and changes in the names of the contestants after the set deadline will not be entertained. A registration fee of P250/team will be collected before the start of the event together with the certification from the ITE Dean.

Conduct

Each team will be provided with blank papers and pentel pens to write their answers. There are 10 questions for easy category, 10 questions for average and another 5 questions for difficult.
Scoring of the Contest
Easy questions entail 1 point each, average questions will have 2 points each and difficult questions will have 3 points each. Tie-breaking questions will be used in case of ties. The judges are empowered to adjust for unforeseen events and conditions. Their decisions are final.

What to Bring on the Contest Proper

Teams are required to bring blank papers and ballpens for their solutions.

Prizes
First Prize - P 2,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)
Second Prize - P 1,500.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)
Third Prize - P 1,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)

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