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How To Have An ICPC Cheering Party

The NBA and the World Cup are nice, but make some time in June to watch the world's biggest event in computer programming: The International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals, which will come to you from Ekaterinburg, Russia

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Study the field

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Here's last year's gold medalists: National Taiwan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, The University of Tokyo, and the 2013 World Champions: St. Petersburg National Research University of IT - Mechanics and Optics. Eastern European and Asian teams have been very strong for the last 10 years, but other regions also make it into the top 10 often. Check out the history of champions here: http://icpc.baylor.edu/community/world-finals-champions

Sign in to the webcast

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You can watch all the action live on the web, as the host, Ural Federal University has partnered with SKBKontur to provide live video and analysis throughout the 5-hour contest. You can watch here: http://icpclive.com.

Get behind the scenes on your favorite device

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Want more? Starting June 21, follow http://myicpc.icpcnews.com for a view of the whole contest from ICPCNews and from the world on social media. During the contest, access customized scoreboards, background on teams and live updates throughout. Follow your favorite team!

Decorate!

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As you can see from this picture of the 2013 World Finals in St. Petersburg, the best decoration for an ICPC Watch Party is balloons! Contestants get different colored balloons tied to their workstations as they solve certain problems.

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