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CU Teams Compete in ACM Rocky Mountain Regional Programming Contest

 

October 2005

2005 ACM Regional Programming Contest

On October 29, 2005 more than 60 three-person teams competed for top honors in the ACM Rocky Mountain Regional programming contest. The region, which includes Alberta, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico, offered four sites at which competitors could test their skills. CU-Boulder was once again hosting the event, one of four sites in the region this year. Assistant Professor John Black was the Site Director.

Twelve teams competed in Boulder on Saturday -- three from CU, seven from other Colorado colleges, and two from Montana. The "Firsties", seniors from the US Air Force Academy, took top honors at Boulder this year, correctly solving four of the nine contest problems within the five-hour time limit. A strong Montana State team came in second, solving three problems.

"Buffs-3", composed of CU Computer Science freshman Gregory White and CU Physics student Chase Lichtenberg, took third place in the Boulder event, solving two problems -- an impressive debut for the first-time team who was one member short due to an illness.

A strong University of Alberta team won the Regional event, solving seven of nine problems, and will advance to the world finals in San Antonio, Texas next April.

 
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