Competitive Programming Overview

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The Summer Institute is an intensive two-week residential program for gifted and high-achieving students who have a background in Computer Science with an interest in algorithms and programming competitions. The program offers lectures on data structures and algorithms commonly seen in competitions, several practice competitions, problem reviews of those competitions, and personalized coaching from coaches and members of UCF’s acclaimed Programming Team. The camp is specifically designed to help students improve their performance in contests such as USACO, TopCoder, CodeForces, and eventually the ICPC.

Although the camp is academically focused on programming competitions, the program will also include a few social activities and a kick-off event on Sunday, July 9th. One of the most important benefits to the participants is the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers who share similar interests and talents, and to make lifelong friendships.

Program Dates: Sunday to Friday, July 7 – 19, 2024

Program Cost: $2750

Who can apply? Applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12 at the time of application and are required to be a minimum of age 15 by the start of the institute. No exceptions will be made for the minimum age required.

When can I apply? Applications will open in February 2024. Please click here to view our application page.

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