Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Programming Contest

I recently competed in the 35th annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest, regional contest at Macalester College. My team solved two of the nine problems, placing 96th overall out of the roughly 200 teams in the region. All three of us on the team (myself, Jacob Blain, and Andrew Zutz) all had a lot of fun competing, and we were happy to solve at least one problem. We spent 2.5 hours of the allotted five hours on one problem that we were ultimately unable to solve, but we learned a lot for next year and we're all excited to go back and compete again! Here's the Luther Headlines article on the contest, and the full results for the regional competition.