frolic, /ˈfrɒlɪk/, verb, play or move about in a cheerful and lively way. “Robin frolicked with the other Lille Kat people.” adjective (ARCHAIC), cheerful, merry, or playful. “a thousand forms of frolic life.”
FroLiK, /ˈfrɒlɪk/, abbreviation, Friends of Lille Kat, and informal social network at IT University of Copenhagen.
The staff and students connected to Lille Kat constitute an informal social hub for various programming-related events at ITU. Lille Kat itself aims to be harmless, accessible, social, and cute. The other events range in atmosphere from loud and silly to ultra-competitive and serious. Some of them we arrange ourselves, others we participate in jointly.
NPCP, sometimes known as Danmarksmesterskaberne i programmering, is the “official” yearly Nordic programming contest for universities with a few hundred participants in the Nordic countries. NCPC is the first step on a series of events culminating in the ICPC world finals.
Five hours of programming, teams of three, registration required (to be announced at the NCPC website). Extremely high quality problems; the easiest problems are like easy Lille Kat, the atmosphere is super, so everybody should participate.
If you’ve done this before and want to actually train for this (you don’t need to):
Atmosphere is crazy. Held in the ITU Scrollbar, typically in November. Difficulty comparable to Lille Kat; but even more focussed on having fun. By now, one of the largest programming events in Scandinavia.
NWERC is a highly competitive annual event – the next next step above NCPC, and a qualifier for the World finals. ITU sponsors two teams to participate. (Maybe three if we can find the money.)
Team selection and coaching for NWERC is done by FroLiK.
AoC is a world-wide daily julekalender in December; ITU participants maintain
Quite difficult on some days.