Information Technology Department Hosts ACM Programming Competition
The College of Science and Technology's Department of Information Technology hosted the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest on Saturday, November 10. Christopher Newport University, Duke University, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, Radford University, Shippensburg University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Washington College and Wilkes University hosted the Mid-Atlantic regional competitions, with RU serving as the "mission control site" for the competition where judges were stationed to judge the submitted programs from all sites in the region.
At RU, 27 teams from seven universities including Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, James Madison University, West Virginia Tech, Longwood University, Bridgewater College and Radford University tried to quickly and creatively apply their programming skills to solve complex, real-world problem sets with only one computer per three person team. According to ACM, "tackling these problems is equivalent to a semester's worth of programming in a grueling five-hour period."
Out of 157 teams competing at all sites in the Mid-Atlantic region, RU teams placed 46th, 59th, 74th and 108th.