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Students program themselves to competition victory


Department of Computer Science students were part of the St Catherine’s College team that won the UK/Ireland round of the International Collegiate Programming Contest.

The team was made up of Hristo Venev, Mihail Jianu and Sauyon Lee, with Nick Hu as organiser/non-playing captain. Hristo and Mihail are first year Computer Science students; Sauyon and Nick are in their second year. The team won by a considerable lead in a competition round that had 171 teams, from 26 universities competing at 13 sites, all substantial increases on last year.

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multi-tier, team-based, programming competition. The contest involves a global network of universities hosting regional competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World Finals. Participation has grown to several tens of thousands of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines at almost 2,736 universities from over 102 countries.