ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)

The Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) selected the Montana Tech Department of Computer Science as a regional host site for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) beginning in 2017.

The ACM ICPC regional sites include Colorado Mesa University, the Colorado State University (Ft. Collins), the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), the University of Arizona, and Montana Technological University. Our site becoming a regional ICPC site for the annual contest means that teams from Montana Technological University, Montana State University, University of Montana, Rocky Mountain College, Carroll College, and any of the Colleges and Universities within the RMC area, including Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and New Mexico can participate at our site location for ICPC contests.

2018 ICPC Information

Practice Contest: Friday, November 2, 2018 – 7:00 PM at the NRB Building
(registration starts at 5:30 PM and dinner/snacks will be provided at 6:00 PM)

Regional Contest: Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 10:00 AM at the NRB Building
(arrive on-site no later than 9:00 AM for breakfast and instructions)
(lunch, and snacks will be provided during the contest)

Awards Dinner: Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 6:00 PM at Metals Bank
(corner of Park and Main streets – Uptown Butte, Montana)

Hotel Information:

Attendees from out of town may book rooms at the historic Hotel Finlen in Uptown Butte. Mention the ACM ICPC event to receive special pricing for the contest.

You may reach the Hotel Finlen: 800-729-5461 or (406) 723-5461 or book directly on-line.

Additional Information

ACM ICPC can be found at

Previous Contest Standings can be found at

Montana Tech Computer Science Department can be found at

Montana Technological University can be found at

Site Coordinator Information

Phillip J. Curtiss, Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
1300 W. Park Street, MUS 105
Butte, Montana 59701
(406) 496-4807,

2017 Site Results

The 2017 contest was held on Veteran’s Day weekend (11/10 – 11/11) with the Department entering four (4) teams in a field of fifty-two (52) from various colleges and universities throughout the RMC area. One of the Montana Tech teams, Keeb Krew consisting of Michael Fryer, Kenny Schmit, and Trevor Brooks, placed tenth (10) in the rankings, solving five (5) of the eleven (11) problems with a total time (including penalty) of four-hundred forty-eight (448) minutes. The other teams: J-Team, consisting of Justin Bak, Jesse Anderson, and Joseph Walker, placed forty-second (42), solving three (3) problems with a total time of three-hundred thirty-one (331) minutes, while the Diggers++ team, consisting of Dalton Caron, Max Austin, and Zachariah Valenzuela placed forty-sixth (46) solving two (2) problems with a total time of fifty-six (56) minutes, and team ||Diggers, consisting of Ronda Boyle, Marcus Frisbee, and Josh Baldwin placed forty-eighth (48), solving two (2) problems with a total time of two-hundred thirteen (213) minutes.