Welcome to USACO 2002


USA Computing Olympiad Team to IOI 2002
Jacob Burnim (S) Alex Schwendner(S) Tiankai Liu (G)
Adam D'Angelo (S)

  • This year the USACO will conduct four Internet contests, the U S Open, and the summer training camp and final round.

Internet Contests

Schedule

Continuing the highly successful Internet competitions, the USACO is holding four Internet contests during the year leading up to the US Open. 

The Internet competitions have different formats: varying numbers and varying time limits, and even varied entrance criteria. All of the contests, emphasize individual competition and programming (vs. team contests popular in other venues).

  • Nov. 2-5, 2001 :
    The USACO Fall Contest. It is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet.Three problems to be solved in 3-5 hours.
  • Jan 4-7, 2002 :
    The USACO Winter Open is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet. Three problems to be solved in 3-5 hours.
     
  • Feb 1-4, 2002 :
    The USACO February Contest is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet. Five problems to be solved in 5 hours.
     
  • March 1-4, 2002 :
    The USACO Spring Contest is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet. Three problems to be solved in 3-5 hours.
     

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U S Open

Schedule

The USACO U S Open is a five-hour proctored competition that is conducted at local high schools under the direction of a local coordinator. A 2002 USACO U S Open and International Champion will be selected. 


USA 
April 11, 2002 


International 
April 12-13 2001 


Summer Training Camp

Schedule

USACO Olympiad Training Camp and USACO Finals, is held at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Approximately 15 students are invited by the USACO committee. All expenses are paid by USENIX. Four students will be chosen to represent the USA at the 14th IOI in Korea is August, 2002.
  • June 2 - 10, 2002


Criteria For 2002
We will use all contest results and work on the training materials as evaluation criteria for choosing attendees at the USACO training camp to be held in June, 2002. 
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This means that candidates who show long-term strength (and/or growth) are more likely to be chosen for camp than those who have one lucky contest. We will be keeping a record of all  progress on the training materials.