Gusties Attend Programming Contest

Posted on November 8th, 2010 by

Three MCS students went to Macalester this past weekend to participate in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The contest originally started at Texas A & M in 1970. It spread through North America and has branches and chapters throughout the World.

“The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.” More Contest Info

Current Senior Computer Science majors Ben Barnard and  Jennifer Van Osdel along with Junior  major Cory Ruegg solved 3 out of the 9 problems and came very close to solving a 4th.  Computer Science faculty members Dr Choong-Soo Lee and Dr. San SkulSan Skulrattanakulchai were both pleased with the teams performance and are already looking ahead to next years competition.

You can see pictures of Ben, Jen, and Cory on Flicker


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