SIG Compete



Weekday: Monday

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Linux Lab, SELE 2264


Who are we?

Special Interest Group for competitive programming Focusing on growing timed coding challenges Competing in ACM’s ICPC (contact us if you want to join or want to learn more about the competition)

What to expect

Coding against each other with various challenges (i.e. Codewars, Hackerrank, Project Euler, etc) Will also cover questions from Cracking the Coding Interview Expect to do many challenges each meeting by yourself and also in groups Skill level: Beginner to Expert (but we will move fast)



  • Timothy Choh


Email Me:

Join The Slack: THEN join sig_compete_2017

Additional Resources

Initial Info sent as email to ACM ListServ on Sept 13:

Hello everyone,

    Based on email responses, the meeting time for SIG Compete will be on Mondays at 5:30 - 6:30 PM.  We will be meeting at SELE 2254 ( The Linux Lab ).  No computer is required as we will be in a computer lab, but bring your own if you want.
Our first meeting will be next Monday, Sept 18, at 5:30 PM. 
*** For anyone who is interested, we will be going through Cracking the Coding Interview, by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, as it has a lot of great material for questions that would appear in competitions.
For those who are interested in ICPC, 
Any questions about Hackathons, Code Challenges, SIG Compete, ICPC, Cracking the Coding Interview, etc, feel free to EMAIL me  ( DO NOT REPLY )  at


9/18/2017 --> First meeting recap

Sign up for hackerrankcodefights, and github ( I'll have a short tutorial on this soon )

Also, sign up for slack ( Need your UIC email to sign up ) and look for the channel #sig_compete_2017 channel. If you have questions or concerns, post them there
For WildHacks, message me on Slack
For DemonHacks, message me on Slack
*** For those of you who have signed up for ICPC, please join the slack channel #2017-icpc
Any other questions, MESSAGE ME ON SLACK ( I emphasize slack because its a common tool that a lot of companies use, and it's good to become with it before you start working in the real world ).