UO hosts ACM Regional Programming Competition
UO CIS and UO Information Services hosted the ACM Pacific Region Programming Contest at the University of Oregon in Eugene on November 7, 2009. It was one of five sites where teams from the region competed to solve as many programming problems as they could during the five hour contest.
UO teams competed in the Northwest Regionals against teams from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, northern California and western Nevada. Top teams from each region are invited to the international finals which will be held in China in February 2010.
In 2001, the UO teams competed against almost 70 other teams at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. One team placed 10th and another 13th, each with three problems solved.
In 2002, the UO teams competed against almost 80 other teams at DeVry University near Seattle. One of the UO teams, Buffleheads, swept the competition by solving all six of the problems with time to spare. No other team in the competition solved all six of the problems, and the Buffleheads took first place and went on to compete in the world finals in March, 2003.
More details about the competition can be found on our contest website.