The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating
under the auspices of ACM and headquartered at Baylor University. The contest involves a global network of universities
hosting regional competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World Finals. Participation has grown to several tens of
thousands of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines at almost 2,534 universities from over 101 countries
on six continents. The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables
students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious
programming contest in the world.