The 3rd National Programming Competition
The NC3 Programming Contest is the third national programming contest in Saudi Arabia, fostering creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enabling students to test their ability to perform under pressure. The contest will follow the format of the traditional ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Up to two teams, of three students each, will represent their university and attempt to solve eight or more complex, realworld problems, with a challenging five-hour deadline. Huddled around a single computer, competitors race against the clock in a battle of logic, strategy, and mental endurance. Teams must quickly rank the difficulty of the problems, deduce the requirements, design test beds, and build software systems that solve the problems under the intense scrutiny of expert judges. The team that solves the most problems with the least penalty points is declared the winner.