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Programming teams excel in European competition


Three teams from the Department of Computer Science showed off their skills in a programming teamwork challenge on 24 November. In the Northwestern European Regional Contest (NWERC) of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the Tractor_Specialists team came 3rd, the Assemblers were

10th, and the Hen 114th.

In the contest, teams of up to three students had to try and solve as many programming problems as possible from a given problem set, using only one computer.

Tractor_Specialists have now qualified for the ACM-ICPC World Finals held in Beijing in April.

The Tractor_Specialists team was made up of Andrei-Costin Constantinescu, George Chichirim, and Tamio-Vesa Nakajima. The Assemblers’ members were Nathaniel Cleland, Yunus Aydin and Leo Feng. The Hen consisted of Amadej Kristjan Kocbek, Vid Kocijan, and Mihail Denkovski.

The teams previously competed at UKIEPC, a contest held in the UK and Ireland to help universities to choose which teams to send to NWERC.

The full leaderboard for NWERC can also be viewed at