#CSatCofC Won FIRST PLACE In ACM’s Southeast Region ICPC Programming Competition (Division II)

Over the weekend, November 14, the Department of Computer Science was one of four host sites for the Southeast Region of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), sponsored by CofC Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IBM.

The department is happy to announce that the CofC team won FIRST PLACE in ACM’s Southeast Region ICPC Programming Competition (Division II).  CofC was represented by one team in the competition:

Clay Gardner, John ZeringueHank Stocker, and Coach Sebastian van Delden

Hank Stocker, Clay Gardner, and John Zeringue (left to right)


In total, 62 teams competed in Southeast Division II, from the following universities:

University of Georgia (4 teams)

University of Mississippi (2 teams)

Florida Atlantic University (1 team)

University of South Alabama (6 teams)

University of Southern Mississippi (2 teams)

University of West Florida (5 teams)

Wofford College (2 teams)

Armstrong Atlantic University (4 teams)

Augusta State University (3 teams)

Bob Jones University (5 teams)

Emory University (3 teams)

Kennesaw State University (10 teams)

Morehouse College (4 teams)

Nova Southeastern University (2 teams)

Stetson University (2 teams)

The Citadel (2 teams)

University of North Georgia (2 teams)

Mercer University (2 teams)

The event started at 10:00 am on Saturday and ended at 7:30 pm that evening. During the 5 hour programming portion, the CofC team solved 9 of 11 of the problems and bested all other teams in the Southeast division. The ACM programming competition is “the” premier, world-wide programming competition.

Check out pictures from the event on our CS Department Facebook Album.