The Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) is a yearly competition that pits the world’s best university student programmers against each other in a team-based, multiple-tier programming contest.
One of the four USC teams, the USC Trojans, won first place at the Southern California Regional Competition on November 9, 2013 at Riverside Community College. The team prevailed against stiff competition from the 30 other participating schools, among them Caltech, UCLA and UCSD. This is the third time in a row that USC has been the Southern California regional champion. The USC Cardinal team also finished in the top 10 for the third consecutive time.
USC will once again join 119 other teams in June 2014 for the world finals in Yekaterinburg, Russia at Ural Federal University.