ACM Holds First Competitive Programming Jam Session! Join Us Next Time!

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, the ACM Club at the Department of Computer Science at the College of Charleston held its first Competitive Programming Jam Session. “Coming off of our 1st place victory in the big ACM Southeast Regional ICPC (Division II) event in November, we hope that these Jam Sessions further increase the interest in competitive programming in our department,” said Dr. Sebastian van Delden, Department Chair, coach of the winning ICPC team, and coordinator of the jam sessions.

At the jam session, 31 students were divided into 14 teams. Ten teams competed in Division I (students who have completed CSCI 230, Data Structures), and four teams competed in Division II (students who have not completed CSCI 230). The winning Division I team solved all four problems, and the winning Division II team solved two of the four problems. Eight of the fourteen teams solved at least one problem.

Congratulations to the winning teams:

Division I, Beauty and the Bits

Division 1 Champions

Lucas Nesi, Julie Pessoa, and Matheus Freitag (shown left to right)

Division II, camel_case

Division 2 Champions

Griffin Hiers, Savannah Floyd, and Gabrielle Cozart (shown left to right)

The jam sessions are held on the first and third Wednesdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building (SSMB) Auditorium, Room 129. For Spring 2016, the remaining dates are 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, and 4/20.

The event will be a great experience for all students who have completed CSCI 220/L and above and a great addition to their resume. Students compete in teams of three. Please bring your laptop with your choice of Java or Python installed and with wireless internet connection capabilities. Students will have to submit their solutions to an automated judging system via wifi. The winners will be displayed prominently at Harbor Walk East.

Food and music will be provided. Come out for a good time!

To RSVP for the next event, please go to: