The ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest is the premiere global programming competition conducted by and for the world’s universities. The ICPC operates under the auspices of the ICPC Foundation, which hosts ICPC Global Headquarters. We spotlight the students, coaches, universities, industry, and communities working to advance prospects of prosperity through team-based, algorithmic, competitive programming.
For over four decades, the ICPC has grown to be a game-changing global competitive educational program that has raised aspirations and performance of generations of the world’s problem solvers in the computing sciences and engineering. With over 400,000 alumni, The ICPC community spans the globe, with recent annual participation levels reaching 10,000 volunteers and over 5,000 coaches serving 60,000 team members representing 3,450 universities located in 111 countries. Even during several years of the COVID pandemic, with limited access to the competition, annual participation continued above 49,000 team members from 2,640 universities in 93 countries.
The ICPC community purpose remains at the heart of the ICPC: to advance prospects for the next generation by bringing students together, working collaboratively to solve algorithmically challenging problems, and preparing them to build dependable systems that benefit their neighbors with the support of universities, industry, and community leaders, globally. With ICPC principles, “Put people first.”; “Practice goodwill.” and “Follow the Golden Rule.”, the doors are open for students from all universities to compete in ICPC regional competitions with the opportunity to advance to the ICPC World Finals.
The contest fosters creativity, teamwork and innovation in building new software program’s enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. The contest has raised aspirations and performance of generations of the world’s problem solvers in the computing science and engineering.