About the Club

The programming club meets on Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00pm in GW-C112. Generally, our meetings consist of students trying to solve various problems from the Valladolid Archive. The goal of the club is to make people better programmers, problem solvers, and to also make UNB a strong competitor every year in the ACM programming contests. We have seen big improvements in the people that go to the club on a regular basis. Students that couldn't solve any problems at the first of the year are now solving problems every meeting.

Each Fall we choose 3 teams of 3 people to go to the APICS conference and compete. APICS is a Computer Science, Math and Statistics conference for the Atlantic provinces, it's also the first stage in our region for the ACM International Programming Competition. The top 3 to 4 teams at this competition move on to the Northeast North America Regional competition. UNB has sent teams to this competition the past 3 years. This competition is much more difficult than the APICS competition, both with respect to the problem set and the teams competing. Teams from Atlantic Canada must compete against Ivy League schools like Harvard, MIT, and Brown. We have had some success against these teams in the past and are always striving to do better.

Being involved in the club will make you a better programmer and improve your analytical skills. You will become faster and more competent at reading problem descriptions, creating algorithms, and translating your ideas into code. Even if you feel you don't have time, you can come for homework help.