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2010 ACM ICPC Philippine National Contest: MESSAGE OF THE CONTEST DIRECTOR

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2010 ACM ICPC Philippine National Programming Contest
(4th ACM Inter-Collegiate Phillippine National Programming Competition)

Date: November 20, 2010 (Saturday)
Venue: Ateneo de Naga University

Organized by Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP)
Hosted by Ateneo de Naga University



Welcome to the 2010 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest-- 4th Philippine National Programming Competition, hosted by Ateneo de Manila University.

The ACM ICPC is a prestigious event that aims to raise the awareness of the public about the important role of Information Technology in the development of our country and our society.Its objective of bringing together bright and talented young people from different countries to take part in a grueling friendly competition, like a mental Olympiad, is quite noble.

This is the fourth ACM national programming competition organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines in collaboration with the ACM. The first national contest was held in 2007 in De La Salle - Canlubang, the second was held in the University of San Jose-Recoletos (Basak Campus) in 2008, and the third was held in Ateneo de Manila University in 2009.

To all participants and coaches, I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet and interact with your fellow competitors from all over the Philippines. I also hope that you will also enjoy your stay at the Ateneo de Naga University.

Finally, I would like to thank the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) and Ateneo de Naga University. I would also like to thank my co-organizers, judges, volunteers, and our sponsors for making the 2010 ACM ICPC Philippine National Programming Contest a success.

(Sgd.) Rafael P. Saldaña, Ph.D.
Contest Director
ACM ICPC Philippine National Contest
20 November 2010

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