U of S : Communications : OCN : Nov 28, 1997
Two undergraduate teams sponsored by the Department of Computer Science placed second and third at the Calgary site of the ACM Rocky Mountain Scholastic Programming Contest on November 15. Altogether, a dozen teams competed at the Calgary site, with a team from University of Alberta placing first.
The programming contest is organized by the Association for Computing Machinery and currently sponsored by IBM.
The teams were given eight problems to solve in five hours. The team solving the most problems wins.
The team of Charles Fizzell, Brad Forden, and Colin Simmonds placed second, solving five of eight problems in 648 minutes.
The team of Shawn Hyam, Scott Muma, and Reid van Melle placed third, solving four of eight problems in 881 minutes. The two U of S teams finished in first and second place at the local contest held at the U of S. The teams were coached by Professor Eric Neufeld, of Computer Science.