The SPC Programming Contest is the first local programming contest in the college of computer engineering and sciences (CCES) at Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University (PSAU), fostering creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enabling students to test their ability to perform under pressure. The contest will follow the format of the traditional ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Up to 30 teams (15 at male section and 15 at female section), of three students each, will attempt to solve 4-5 complex, real-world problems, with a challenging 2-3 hours deadline. Teams must quickly rank the difficulty of the problems, deduce the requirements, design test beds, and build software systems that solve the problems under the intense scrutiny of expert judges. For a well-trained team, some of the problems require precision only. Others require a knowledge and understanding of advanced algorithms. The team that solves the most problems with the least penalty points (see rules) is declared the winner.