Computer Programming Contests
ACU Hackathon High School Division
Interested in expanding your knowledge and experience in dealing with technology? Join us for our annual Programming Competition or Mobile App Workshop.
ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) holds an annual programming contest for college students worldwide. In past years, ACU has served as a satellite host site for the South Central USA region during the ICPC regionals. The ICPC for the South Central USA region is usually held in October or November. World finals take place in a selected international city every year in April. In 2010, ACU Purple placed third in the region, beating teams from schools like Baylor, Rice, and Texas A&M.
ACU Lifeline Programming Contest ("Lifeline")
Lifeline is a programming contest like no other. Open for both collegiate and corporate levels, since 2007, this contest allows students to test themselves against the professional computer programmers and professionals to have fun and prove themselves against the students. Rather than flying solo for the duration of the entire contest, each team may use up to three "lifelines" - ten-minute timeout sessions with a coach - after the first hour of competition. Prizes are awarded to the winning teams in each division.
ACU Lifeline Programming Challenge ("The Challenge" - High School)
The Challenge is a lifeline-format ACU invitational open to all high school students. Each year, since 2008, teams from schools from the Metroplex to the Lubbock area are in attendence. This contest was created following the success of the collegiate- and corporate-level Lifeline contest.