About the BAPC

The Benelux Algorithm Programming Contest (BAPC) is a contest in which about 50 teams from leading universities in Luxemburg, Belgium and the Netherlands are served a series of algorithmic problems/puzzles. The goal of each team is to solve as many puzzles as possible within the set time limit. Solutions need to be programmed out on a computer and can be submitted to a semi-automated judging system, after which the solution is checked. The teams that have solved the most puzzles at the end of the contest qualify for the Northwestern European Regional Contest (NWERC). In this regional competition the teams can qualify themselves for a ticket to the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), also known as the World Finals.

The BAPC 2019 took place on October 19th at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and was co-organised by Desda and Thalia.

Results, problems and media

The final scoreboard of both the BAPC and the semi-live contest are available here.

The problem set, solutions, solution presentation and more are available here.

Photos taken during the event are available here. Vox, the independent magazine of the Radboud University, has published a video about the contest (in Dutch, with English subtitles).

Previous contests

Websites of the previous years are available: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Event sponsors

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