Dept's student team #2 in ACM NWERC competition
Last month students of the Department placed 2nd in the Nordic
Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC 2009). The best teams were promoted
to continue to compete in Nortwestern programming contest NWERC 2009,
held last Sunday in Germany.
Amazing success continued since the team "Bubble sorters" (members
Aleksi Hartikainen, Mika Laitinen and Mikko Sysikaski) placed second
also in the NWERC competition, topping many other prestigious
universities, including the winner of NCPC. Sixty-four teams
participated in the contest. Top five was:
1. Friedrich-Alexander-University, Germany
2. Univeristy of Helsinki, Finland
3. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
4. Eindhoven Technical University, The Netherlands
5. University of Cambridge - Trinity College, UK
NWERC is part of the most noteworthy student programming contest, namely
ACM's International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).
Traditionally, 2-3 top teams from NWERC are invited to compete in ICPC
World Finals. ICPC World Finals take place in Harbin, China, Feb 1-6, 2010.
ICPC and its subcontests are about programming skills, problem solving
and teamwork. Teams of three students try to solve as many programming
problems as possible from a given problem set, using only one computer.
Information about NWERC:
Photo of the team before the contest:
Photo of the team in heated competition:
Information about ICPC:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM!