There is a forthcoming Nordic programming contest, where UiO is a participating site, which you may find interesting to participate in. Developing clever algorithms and solutions are always on topic here. You can compete in teams of 1 to 3 people. Remember to register before Oct 3.
Practice/warmup round: Oct 3. 17:15 to 19:15, in Assembler, IFI2
The actual competition: Oct 5. from 10:30, in Limbo and Assembler, IFI2
For more info : http://ncpc.idi.ntnu.no/ncpc2013/ http://www.maps-uio.no/artikler/arrangement/213001/