Regional Computer Competition Set

Contact: Dan Adkins

 

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The contest challenges students, working in three-member teams, to use their programming skills and creativity during a five-hour battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance. Students solve complex problems using both traditional and new software development tools.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky will host the regional competition of the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the William T. Young Library.

Schools participating in the regional competition at UK are Berea College, Centre College, Georgetown College, Morehead State University, University of Louisville and UK.

The competition is the first stage in competitions that will culminate in the finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest sponsored by IBM to be held April 3-7, 2005, in Shanghai, China. More than 3,000 teams from at least 70 countries around the world will compete during the elimination phases, with some 75 teams expected to emerge from the regionals for the finals.

The contest challenges students, working in three-member teams, to use their programming skills and creativity during a five-hour battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance. Students solve complex problems using both traditional and new software development tools. As the competition sponsor, IBM provides technology and software and works closely with team coaches.

Three teams from UK, coached by College of Engineering computer science associate professor Jerzy Jaromczyk, will compete.

The UK regional competition is sponsored by the UK Industrial Partners Program, the UK College of Engineering Department of Computer Science and UK Libraries.


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