The Caribbean Training Camp for the ACM-ICPC arrives at halftime
Intense has been the first week of the XI Caribbean Training Camp for the ACM-ICPC that is taking place these days at the University of Informatics Sciences (UCI).
Lectures by Argentinean professor Pablo Zimmerman, the camp's head coach, have sparked debate among the participants. These activities have revolved around dynamic programming, the Greedy format and arithmetic among other topics.
The round tables were also very well received. They discussed very interesting topics such as strategies for competence programming. Likewise, they have been the space to share the experiences of several Cubans and foreigners who participated in the ACM-ICPC world finals.
The teams participating in the camp are divided into two groups. Limitless, a representative of the Universidad de Oriente, leads the way in the "Contests" by winning the two that have been held so far. He is followed by PSNIC, from the National Computer Science Preselection of Cuba, which has occupied the second seat in the same number of opportunities, one of the great surprises of this camp.
Both teams have a lead in qualifying for the Challenge Tournament, which is where the top three teams in each group qualify. They will be in charge of facing the coaches in a five-hour competition.
The competitors in this edition have also had the opportunity of a healthy relaxation inside and outside the university community. In this sense, the excursions inside the university campus, the visit to the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress to enjoy the Canyoning Ceremony at 9 o'clock, the practice of sports and a trip to the beach stand out.
For the second week, Hashing and its applications and Combinatorics and Game Theory, as well as Number Theory are planned. The three remaining contests will also be held to complete the classification for the Challenge Tournament.
The Caribbean Training Camp for the MCL-ICPC is held as part of the training of students participating in the MCL's International University Programming Contest.