Thursday, November 15, 2007

Programming Contests

UBC dominated the regional ACM programming contest last weekend. The three teams placed first, second, and tenth (out of 76 teams). Here are some news articles about the event: [link] [link]

I am going to try to do some practicing over the next year to get ready for the next qualifiers. I think it would be a great experience to be on the team. This week I competed in two online contests (Google Code Jam and TopCoder). There are some really interesting problems in these contests. I feel like I can solve the majority of the problems, but the only problem is that I am extremely slow at doing so. It is really impressive to see the speed at which the top coders can create solutions.