You MUST be currently enrolled at Stanford
You MUST NOT hold a graduate degree (MS, PhD)
You MUST NOT have completed more than 2 years of study towards a graduate degree.
You MUST NOT have previously competed as a finalist more than once.
You MUST be a programmer/hacker able to code under pressure.
You MUST have a natural love for fun mathematical problems.
If you are eligible to compete, then DO the following:
STEP ONE: Send email to indicating that you will be competing, so that I can get a rough idea of how many students to expect. (You can compete even if you don't do this, but you may not get your choice of terminals).
STEP TWO: Come to Gates room B02 (the Mac classroom in the basement) on Saturday, October 18th at 12:00pm. I will go over the rules of the contest, get set up with a practice problem, and begin the contest promptly at 1pm.
STEP THREE: Code like mad!!! The contest will last 3 hours. I will explain scoring and team composition, but I would encourage you to go over the contest web pages listed on the local contest home page. There are some great practice problems to try in the archives. Come and help make a good showing for Stanford. I hope to see you there!
Last modified: Thu Oct 2 10:09:39 PDT 1997