News: ACM participates in regional programming competition

ACM participates in regional programming competition

11/01/2011

The University of Akron competed in the ACM East Coast North America Regional last weekend.  The ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition is held yearly, with Regional events taking place all across the world including 11 regionals in the United States.

There were 122 teams from 60 schools at our regional competing to solve as many of the 9 problems as possible within the 5 hours provided, and Akron's teams came in 13th and 28th place! Teams must contain 3 full time students and may contain at most one graduate student. The teams that represented Akron were:

qUArk : 13th place with 4 problems solved (1st place 46 at YSU location)
Jeff Chapman
Adam Liszka
Nick Perna

qUAck : 28th place with 3 problems solved (4st place of 46 at YSU location)
Alex Addy
Eric Arndt
Jarryd Huntley

Because our region is large, the contest is held simultaneously at 4 satellite locations, and our teams took 1st and 4th place at the Youngstown State University location which hosted 46 teams!

Only teams from 4 schools managed to solve more problems than team qUArk, including Waterloo, Toronto, Carnegie Mellon, and Michigan (with a couple other schools also solving 4 problems correctly but in less accumulated time).

Congratulations to both of our teams for their phenomenal performance this year!