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What We Do

This club aims to organise the University of Melbourne's competitive programming endeavours in order to create results that an institution of this calibre deserves. Simultaneously it is an attempt to create a tight-knit community of science-loving students who can experience together what college life has to offer.

The programming competitions that this club participates in are those that involve being given a set of difficult questions which must be solved through the submission of computer code. The problems vary in topic wildly, but the answer usually involves the use of mathematics or algorithms and is a program written in a language such as C++ or Java. While beginner problem sets may seem simple enough, prepare to spend days toiling away at a difficult question.

Above all other competitions, the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) will be the focus of this club's activities. The ICPC has three rounds, a divisional, regional and world championship. Divisionals have an open entry policy, but only the top teams will progress to regionals. Regionals is hosted across Australia and New Zealand, and luckily that landed us (Team O L D B O Y S) a trip to Auckland in 2015. Those who work hard enough can acquire a ticket overseas if they conquer the regional finals and enter the world championship. The typical ICPC round will require approximately twelve questions to be answered within five hours by teams of three. Don't expect to answer anywhere near twelve questions though. More information will be provided at meetings, and if you're unable to attend just message an admin over the facebook group or email us (details in the Contact Us just down the page).

Everyone is welcome to join. All you need is an insatiable thirst for knowledge!

About Us

HUGE shoutout to the Monash competitive programming community for helping us get this far, we love you.

The conception of this club was what seemed like an afterthought Jonathan mumbled during the quiet flight over the Tasman Sea. We had just been overwhelmed at the regional ICPC competition in Auckland, our string of flukes slowly chewed through by five suffocating hours of failure. After welcoming the suggestion however, it became clear that it was far more than just a passing thought of his, my teammate was determined to establish a competitive programming club in our university. The first step was to enlist the aid of his comrades in coding.

Having shared in the lows of defeat and the highs of travel together we felt closer to each other than ever before. The sneaker-tearing climb across a dormant volcano, our fearful venture into a shady youth hostel (which was a wonderful place come sunrise), the oversized drinks at Wendy's, my futile attempts to find a fish and chips store, carefully avoiding cow pies in order to eat canned food at the summit of a remote country campsite while witnessing a breathtaking sunset, and of course sharing an intimately small tent for the night. All our experiences will forever be some of my dearest memories. During the elation brought by our companionship we eagerly accepted the proposition, dreaming also of success in the following years championship. Bearing an enormous ego, I joined with the condition of trading presidential status for team-captaincy, Jonathan preferring the latter. After landing however, the difficulties that lay ahead became clear and Daniel decided to part ways with the team. So here we are, naturally behind schedule, hoping that this story has a happy ending.

Rami Ali Rami Ali
Founder of UMCPC

Contact Us

Email Committee @ UMCPC.org.

2020 Committee

  • Austen McClernon
    Austen McClernon
    Club President
  • Liam Saliba
    Liam Saliba
    Vice President
  • Ivan Moore
    Josh Nguyen
    Secretary
  • Austen McClernon
    Deveesh Shanmuganath
    Treasurer
  • Liam Saliba
    Tracy Bu
    Communications Officer
  • Anand Bharadwaj
    Anand Bharadwaj
    General Committee Member
  • Isaac Aguirre
    Isaac Pedroza Aguirre
    General Committee Member
  • Malaila Safdar
    Malaila Safdar
    General Committee Member

2019 Committee

  • Marco Marasco
    Marco Marasco
    Club President
  • Srijan Chaudhary
    Srijan Chaudhary
    Vice President
  • Ivan Moore
    Ivan Moore
    Secretary
  • Austen McClernon
    Austen McClernon
    Treasurer
  • Liam Saliba
    Liam Saliba
    Communications Officer
  • Jack Zezula
    Jack Zezula
    General Committee Member
  • Zijun Chen
    Zijun Chen
    General Committee Member
  • Gloryce Huang
    Gloryce Huang
    General Committee Member

2018 Committee

  • Malcolm Karutz
    Malcolm Karutz
    Club President
  • Chuanyuan Liu
    Chuanyuan Liu
    Vice President
  • Christian Gioia
    Christian Gioia
    Secretary
  • Yi Zhong
    Yi Zhong
    Treasurer

2017 Committee

  • Eana Hufwe
    Eana Hufwe
    Club President
  • Zijun Chen
    Zijun Chen
    Vice President
  • Tuck Leong Ngun
    Tuck Leong Ngun
    Secretary
  • Shi Chang Zhang
    Shi Chang Zhang
    Treasurer
  • Chon On Lok
    Chon On Lok
    General Committee Member
  • Chung Man Lam
    Chung Man Lam
    General Committee Member
  • Tianlei Zheng
    Tianlei Zheng
    General Committee Member

2016 Committee

  • Rami Ali
    Rami Ali
    President
    Member of Team O L D B O Y S
  • Jonathan Milford
    Jonathan Milford
    Vice President
    Team Captain of O L D B O Y S