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2019 URI Programming Contest


The URI Programming Contest will be held on Saturday March 30th, 2019 at the URI Kingston campus. If you want to compete, fill out the sign-up form. The registration deadline is March 29th, 2018. There is no registration cost to participate! If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Alvarez.


Contest will be held on Saturday March 30th, 2019 at Ballentine 115 (URI Campus).

When? What?
9:40-10:00 Introduction, Network Testing, and Account Setup
10:00-3:00 Programming Contest (10 problems)


  • A small number of top performing students will be invited to join the URI Competitive Programming Team, which includes participation in national programming competitions with all expenses paid;
  • Bragging Rights.

What should I bring?

Whatever you need to write code (laptop, keyboard, mouse, books, references, etc). Note that internet access is restricted during programming competitions. You will not be able to access StackOverflow, Google, or any other online resources.

Allowed languages: C/C++, Java, Python

Practice before the contest

If you do want to prepare ahead of time, you can begin solving problems from any of the links below, including previous programming competitions:

Before coming to the contest, we strongly encourage you to solve at least 3 problems from Kattis, so you understand the basics of input and output. Here is a list of problems sorted in order of difficulty.

Why compete?

In general, contests foster creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enable students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Here is an interesting blog post about the benefits of Competitive Programming.


If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Marco Alvarez.