Two teams are representing Nepal in ACM ICPC Regionals 2017 being held at Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is the first ever Nepalese participation in ACM ICPC Regionals, Dhaka. Two teams, Mugambo from IOE, Pulchok Campus and Neporithm from Butwal Multiple Campus was selected after two national level contests organized by Nepali Samaj on 3rd and 5 October 2017. Nepali Samaj has been conducting competitive problem-solving in Nepal for about 5 months and bringing out the best competitive programmers in Nepal. The teams have been sponsored by Nepali Samaj, Nepal Telecom and Leapfrog Technology for their travels and accommodations.
ACM ICPC Dhaka site contest started in 1997 with the initiative of Professor A. L. Haque of North South University (NSU). Its first event was held on 18 November 1997 with the participation of 18 teams from 11 institutions. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology – BUET Bengal Tigers team became the champion and moved to the world final which was held on 28 February 1998 at Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Champion BUET team of Suman Kumar Nath (now at Microsoft Research), Rezaul Alam Chowdhury (UT Austin) and Tarique Mesbaul Islam (Waterloo) occupied 24th position in the world final among 54 teams tying with Stanford University.
The Same year, NSU team received a wildcard for being the host of the Dhaka site regional contest and participated in the world final.
CyberSanchar team wishes best of luck to both teams for upcoming competitions.
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