Welcome to USACO 2003


 USA Computer Olympiad Team to IOI 2003
Anders Kaseorg (S), Alex Schwendner (G), Tiankai Liu (G), Timothy Abbott(S)

This year the USACO will conduct five Internet contests, the U S Open, and the summer training camp and final round. Since the IOI 2003 will be held in the US at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the summer training camp will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, near Pike's Peak.

Internet Contests

Schedule

Continuing the highly successful Internet competitions, the USACO is holding five 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).

Contests run from early Friday through late Monday, with results announced Tuesday morning. 
 

  • Nov. 15-18, 2002 :
    The USACO Fall Contest. It is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet.Three hours in length.
  • Dec 13-17, 2002 :
    The USACO Pre-Holiday Tournament is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet. Five hours in length.
     

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  • Feb 7-11, 2003 :
    The USACO February Contest is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet. Five hours in length.

     
  • March 7-11, 2003 :
    The USACO Spring Contest is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet. Three hours in length.
     

The Mailing List Training Materials
Rob Kolstad, maintains the hs computing list  main  at hs-computing@delos.com

Send a message to: majordomo@delos.com. Include the text "subscribe hs-computing" in the body of the message. This is a wonderful opportunity for those seriously interested in making the final round of the USACO.

 


The USACO training pages at http://train.usaco.org are still available free of charge for anyone who wishes to practice.
 


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 2003 USACO U S Open and International Champion will be selected. 


USA 
April 10, 17 or 24, 2003
Exact day to be selected soon.


 


Summer Training Camp

Schedule

USACO Olympiad Training Camp and USACO Finals, is held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. 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 15th IOI at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, August 16-23. www.ioi2003.org

 

  •  June 1- 8 , 2003


Criteria For 2003
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 July, 2003. 
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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.