Shippensburg University to host programming
contest Nov. 10
Shippensburg University will host a regional round of the
IBM-Sponsored Association for
Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest Nov. 10. The event
is part of the qualifying competitions for the world finals of the 37th annual contest.
addition to teams from Shippensburg, teams will also compete from Dickinson
College, Elizabethtown College, Gettysburg College,
Lebanon Valley College, Messiah College,
Millersville University and Penn State Harrisburg.
to material from the event’s organizers, the “Battle of the Brains” contest challenges teams of three students
to pull their collective brain power to quickly and creatively apply their
programming skills and maintain mental focus as they solve complex, real world
problem sets with the finite resources of only one computer. This
year’s regional competitions are expected to attract tens of thousands of
students from universities in approximately 90 countries on six continents, according
to the organizers.
team that solves the most problems correctly, in the least amount of time, during
the five-hour event will be one of 115 teams that will compete in the world finals
in St. Petersburg, Russia, in Summer 2013.