NCPC - 2023

NCPC is a programming competition for coders of all experience levels taking place on Saturday, 7th of October. Being new to programming is no issue! The competition is held in teams of up to 3 individuals, and during the contest, you and your team will tackle fun and challenging problems. In the middle of the contest, we'll treat all participants with free pizza 🍕 and a few weeks after, you can pick up a free NCPC T-shirt 👕! If you perform exceptionally well, you may get the opportunity to advance and compete in Northwestern Europe and later at the World Championships. However, remember, the primary goal is to have fun!

I want to join, what should I do?

  1. Find up to two individuals to compete with (if you don't wish to compete alone, which is perfectly okay!)
  2. Register yourself and your team on ICPC's website by 3rd October.
  3. Fill in our participant form, especially if you want your free T-shirt!


The day will kick off with an introductory presentation at 10:00 in Ada Lovelace. To find Ada Lovelace, enter the B-building, entrance 27, and head straight to Café Java. There, we will provide information about the competition, and our sponsors will have a moment to share some words.

The competition starts at 11:00 and is held in teams of up to three members in the university lab rooms. Each team gets access to one computer, either a personal computer or one from the university (having a LiU-ID is a requirement in this case). During the contest, we will hand out balloons to teams for each problem solved, and around 13:00, we'll serve pizza. The competition concludes at 16:00.

Once the competition concludes, we'll reconvene in Ada Lovelace for a brief closing presentation.

The top team or the top two teams will have the opportunity to advance to Delft, Netherlands, to compete in NWERC. Unfortunately, we can't offer a complimentary trip unless the university funds it. If given the chance, we highly recommend it! It's an event where you meet incredible people and are warmly welcomed. It's a weekend to remember!

If you have questions, contact me, @lowekoz on Discord, or send an email to our chairman Henry

Schedule (7th October 2023)


A comprehensive set of rules can be found on NCPC's website.

NWERC Qualification Criteria

Progress to NWERC is only available to teams who are eligible for ICPC. This means the participants:

Last updated: 2023-09-23