2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Contest Information

Regional competition is the first tier of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The Mid-Atlantic Region covers southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginaia and North Carolina. For more information, see the Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest’s Homepage or The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Contest Director: Ketan Mayer-Patel

Contest Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Contest Results: https://icpc.baylor.edu/regionals/finder/mid-atlantic-usa-2016/standings

The top teams in the region will advance to the ACM ICPC World Finals in South Dakota.

Please note that the date of the Mid-Atlantic Regional coincides with Homecoming and the UNC vs. Georgia Tech football game in Chapel Hill. On-campus parking and lodging in Chapel Hill may be more difficult to come by this year than in previous years.

Registration

You must register through the main Mid-Atlantic site, Radford.

Tentative Schedule

8:00 am – 8:45 am Breakfast/Register
8:45 am – 9:30 am Welcome/Info Session
9:30 am – 10:30 am Practice
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Competition
5:00 pm Dinner, announce site winners

Contest Environment

The machines for the contest are PCs running Ubuntu Linux operating system. The default window manager is Gnome/Unity. After logging in, you will start up the PC2 system. Handouts will be provided.

Programming Languages for the contest are Java, C and C++. We will provide an online link to the Java api and the C++ STL.

Eclipse will be allowed this year, but no other IDE.

We also provide the following editors: VIM, emacs, gedit, and nano.

Directions

The Contest will be held in Sitterson Hall, home of the UNC Department of Computer Science.

Sitterson Hall is located at 201 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

Map of UNC Chapel Hill

Google Maps – Sitterson Hall

Directions from points East

  • Take I-40 West to Exit 273-A, Highway 54 West toward Chapel Hill (2nd ramp; you will pass under the bridge first).
  • Follow Highway 54 West for approximately 4.5 miles. The road will be renamed a couple of times (first Raleigh Road and then South Road), but keep going on the same road until you reach the stoplight at South Columbia Street. At South Columbia Street (a one way street at this point), turn right. Sitterson Hall will be on the right.

Directions from points West

  • Take Interstate 85 North, then take Interstate 40 East. Exit from the highway at Exit 266.
  • Turn right at the top of the exit ramp. You will be on Highway 86 South and you will stay on this road for 4.2 miles. The name of the road will change — from N.C. 86, to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, to Columbia Street — but there will be route signs saying “86” the entire way.
  • You will drive through a major intersection with Franklin Street, Chapel Hill’s main street which marks the border between UNC’s north campus and the town.
  • After passing through this intersection, you will pass through one set of lights for a pedestrian crossing, then at the next set of lights (Cameron Avenue), the road you are on (at this point called Columbia Street) becomes a one-way street and you can only turn left or right. Sitterson Hall is visible straight ahead on the one-way section of Columbia Street very close to this intersection.

Directions from points North

  • Take Interstate 85 South to Durham, N.C.
  • Take Exit 174-B (a left exit) onto Highway 15-501 South. There will be a sign for Chapel Hill at the exit. Continue on this highway for several miles.
  • You will cross over Interstate 40 and almost immediately you will enter Chapel Hill. Highway 15-501 South will fork shortly after this; take the left fork to stay on Highway 15-501 South and continue until you reach Highway 54 West. (the sign says UNC-Chapel Hill). Take this exit.
  • When you reach the bottom of the exit ramp you will be on Highway 54 West (which at this point is also called South Road). Continue on this road through three stoplights. At the fourth stoplight (South Columbia Street, a one way street), turn right. Sitterson Hall will be on the right.

Parking

The date of this year’s regional event coincides with UNC’s Homecoming as well as a home football game against Georgia Tech. As of this moment, the UNC Department of Computer Science is unable to offer dedicated parking. If this changes, we will update this page accordingly.

Many on-campus parking lots will be reserved for football game day parking. For football game day parking information, please visit move.unc.edu/events/football.

Always be sure to check the black sign near the entrance of a university lot for its restrictions, even if there is no attendant.

Lodging

Local Hotels

Walking Distance from Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building

Hotel Phone Rates*
Carolina Inn map_link.gif211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill (919) 933-2001 /(800) 962-8519 $159-$300
Franklin Hotel map_link.gif311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill (919) 442-9000 $175-$599

 

Driving Distance from Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building

Hotel Phone Rates*
Aloft Chapel Hill map_link.gif1001 South Hamilton Road, Chapel Hill (919) 932-7772 $114
Chapel Hill University Innmap_link.gif1301 N. Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill (919) 929-2171 $90-$110
Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill map_link.gif100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill (919) 883-0700 $119
Comfort Inn University map_link.gif3508 Mt. Moriah Rd., Durham (919) 490-4949 $64.99-$79.99
Days Inn** map_link.gif1312 N. Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill (919) 929-3090 $72-142
Hampton Inn & Suitesmap_link.gif6121 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill (919) 403-8700 /(800) 426-7866 $109-$159
Holiday Inn Express map_link.gif6119 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill (919) 489-7555 /(800) 465-4329 $84-$179

Homewood Suites Hotel map_link.gif3600 Mt. Moriah Rd., Durham

(919) 401-0610 $109-$250
La Quinta Inn and Suites map_link.gif4414 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham (919) 401-9660 $64-$90
Marriott Residence Innmap_link.gif101 Erwin Road, Chapel Hill (919) 933-4848 $109-$169
Quality Inn**map_link.gif1740 Hwy. 15-501 (Fordham Blvd), Chapel Hill (919) 968-3000 $64-$113
Red Roof Inn map_link.gif5623 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham (919) 489-9421 $54.99-$64.99
Siena Hotel** map_link.gif1505 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill (919) 929-4000 $129
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel** map_link.gifOne Europa Dr., Chapel Hill (919) 968-4900 $91

* Rates are as of August 2014. Rates are provided by hotels and are subject to change at any time.

**Ask for UNC rate if you are coming in to town for a UNC event or you are affiliated with UNC.

Food

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on the day of the event in the Sitterson Hall lower lobby.

For those of you who are here longer, there are many good restaurants around Chapel Hill and the Triangle.