This post is intended to communicate what we know about the upcoming competition.
I will continue to update as new information becomes available.
CONTEST DATE: March 6th
Registration is OPEN [Last day February 13th]!
Unlike previous years, there is NO FEE for teams registering for competition (excluding optional T-shirt).
Presumably, there is still a limit to the amount of teams we may send (at the discretion of the hosting location).
The contest this year will be ONLINE
[UPDATE] - It seems the competition this year will be REMOTE with an "honor system" of sorts to discourage communication between teams
Just like previous years, teams will consist of 3 students.
Registration doesn't appear to allow for an alternate as it has in previous years.
Online seems to mean that a team will be split into different locations and allowed to communicate over zoom.
Presumably, teams would still need to travel to a hosting location and adhere to the rules of the competition such as limited access to the internet and communication devices.
What this means for us
The hosting locations may have less space available in order to comply with anti-covid measures; therefore, it is very important that we register our teams ASAP. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the ACM Comp discord if you are at all interested in competing.
Separated team members implies multiple terminals for writing and submitting code. This is different from previous years in which a single terminal was shared among the team. How this might change our strategy is a matter warranting further discussion during our upcoming meetings, but please feel free to share your thoughts here.