Thursday, November 8, 2007

BG team competes as part of global computer programming competition

Tomorrow, a team of students from Bowling Green will be taking part in the first part of a international contest. The three-person team will be heading to The University of Michigan to compete in a regional round of problem solving for the 32nd annual ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM. This year, approximately 6,100 university teams from 82 countries on six different continents will be competing.

In the regional round, they will have to solve several complex problems using their skills within five hours. To win, they must solve the most problems correctly in the least amount of time.

If the team wins, they'll be one of 90 regional finalists who will compete in the finals next April in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada. Finalists will compete for awards, scholarships, prizes, and of course, bragging rights to be the best in the world.

I wish the BG team well, and if they make the finals, I'll keep you all informed.

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