History of Contest

The Gulf Programming Contest (GPC) is an extension of the National Programming Contest (NPC) that has been running for the last ten years for university students in the United Arab Emirates. Because a number of universities from neighboring Gulf States have shown a strong interest in NPC and have participated during the past few years, the NPC Steering Committee decided to upgrade the contest to include the gulf universities.

The National Programming Contest was initiated by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sharjah and has been in existence since 2001.


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