The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) coordinates the annual International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which is the premier competitive programming competition in the world. In 2015, the College of Charleston won first place in ICPC’s Southeast Division II which included 60 teams from 20 universities. The winning team consisted of three senior computer science students, one of whom had previously competed, and all of whom graduated this past Spring.
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, for the second consecutive year, the College of Charleston was one of the host sites for the competition. Division II featured 71 teams from 25 universities:
The College of Charleston Mississippi State University
The University of Georgia The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of North Florida Emory University
The University of South Alabama Valdosta State University
Winthrop University The University of West Florida
Kennesaw State University Bob Jones University
Georgia Gwinnett College Morehouse College
Columbus State University Armstrong Atlantic State University
Samford University Augusta State University
Florida Southern College Stetson College
Wofford College Nova Southeastern
Mercer University The Citadel
Auburn University at Montgomery
The College of Charleston had two teams to represent in the competition:
- Sudon’t: Blaine Billings, Freshman; Scott White, Senior; and Griffin Hiers, Sophomore
- And Yet IT Compiles: Megan Landau, Junior; Alex Swanson, Freshman; and Anthony Morrell, Freshman
Neither teams had previous ICPC experience, but had a fantastic performance with sudon’t finishing first place at the competition site and 5th overall, and And Yet IT Compiles finishing second place at the competition site and 19th overall.
Congratulations to (from left to right) Coach Sebastian, Blaine, Scott, Griffin, Alex, Anthony, and Megan! Additional photos can be seen on our CS Department Facebook.