Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ACM ICPC Indonesia National Contest 2008




June is the time for the ACM ICPC Indonesia National Contest, just like last year. This year I participated with the 'kurniady' as the team name again (it's becoming a habit :lol: ), with Fiona Liausvia and Purnama, as a Binus International team. There was another team from Binus International as well but sadly they did not make it past preliminary.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Day 10 (April 14th) - Short Visit to Downtown Singapore, Return to Jakarta

In the last day of the journey, some of us decided to go to downtown Singapore. As Indonesians, we do not need any visa to enter Singapore. Passing through the immigration, we took the MRT right into the city. We visited a couple of malls around Orchard road, unfortunately at 9am Kinokuniya had not yet opened. I decided then to visit the Sim Lim Square to find if there were interesting computer parts being offered (unfortunately nothing was interesting in particular). The short visit ended at around noon when we decided to return to the airport.

Day 9 (April 13th) - Transit in Seoul, arrival in Singapore

There was not much to tell about the 9th day. We arrived in Seoul Incheon airport at round 5pm in the afternoon, went through the boring re-boarding process again, and soon take off en route to Singapore. It was around 11pm by the time we arrive in Singapore Changi airport Terminal 2, so we decided to go straight to the airport transit hotel. Since we are two days late arriving there, our free booked rooms were not available anymore. Waited for about an hour before there was vacant rooms (at around 2am), and we tried to sleep for a few hours. The transit hotel is quite a nice place to stay if you have a long transit over Changi airport, as you can rent the room in blocks of six hours (and it's not so expensive anyway).

Continue to Day 10

-Andrian Kurniady

Day 8 (April 12th) - Departure from Vancouver


The eight day is quite uneventful. The hotel's shuttle's driver was sick so we were sent to the airport with two taxi cabs paid by the hotel. The check in process was normal as well, and since the flight is quite empty, we were allocated one complete row for just the 6 of us. The Singapore Airlines' Boeing 777 has 3+3+3 configuration, so we have three empty seats inbetween, which is nice.


Day 7 (April 11th) - Tour of Downtown Vancouver




Being quite exhausted from the previous day, I woke up a bit late at around 8-9am. After having breakfast in the hotel, we went out (except Timotius, who chose to stay in the hotel) and bought the day pass for public transport on the nearby shop (as suggested by Anastasia). After asking the locals, we boarded the bus to downtown Vancouver (it's a kind of electric bus attached to the wire along the road.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Day 6 (April 10th) - Snow Storm in Calgary, Lost in Vancouver


The sixth day of the week was obviously the most unfortunate one. The day started with a long queue for checkout (seems that many teams depart at 6am), after which we boarded the Brewster bus operating for Banff Airporter. At 6am, the weather was quite clear (although cloudy) in Banff, but as we came nearer to Calgary, the snow started.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Day 5 (April 9th) - ACM ICPC World Finals, Awards, and Celebration



The big day started with the usual breakfast, after which we have ourselves ready in the front of the contest hall. Spectators (coaches, RcD, and other guests) are to enter the room and be seated first (at the respective spectator seats). Before entering, as usual the teams are offered some pictures with the trophy (and Mr. Poucher too).