UTS Programming Competition 2012 Report
From ProgSoc Wiki
The UTS Programming Competition 2012 was held on Saturday 11 August in Building 10. A total of 25 people (7 teams and 8 individuals) entered the competition. They had 4 hours to solve 8 problems.
The contest would not have been possible without the support of the School of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Engineering & IT, who provided the venue and technical support. Prizes were provided by the School of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Engineering & IT, and Google. Google also provided the catering. Thanks also go to the ProgSoc team who initiated and organised the event.
The competition was very close. Three teams were in the running right to the last minute. The top two teams were:
- SACCF-Spanish Austrian Coalition Coding Forces (6 problems in 631 minutes)
- Meerkat (6 problems in 656 minutes)
The individual competition was also tight, with the winner coming from behind to take the lead with just a few minutes to go. The top two individuals were:
- codeShock (4 problems in 526 minutes)
- Pat (3 problems in 95 minutes)
All winners and runners-up won a tour of Google's offices in Pyrmont. In addition to that, the team and individual winners each won a Google snuggie and a mini squishable Android. The individual runner-up won a mini squishable Android and ProgSoc mug.
ACM South Pacific Region Contest
Eligible winners and runners-up will form teams to enter the ACM South Pacific Region contest that will be held at Sydney University on Saturday 15 September. Their entry fees will be paid by the School of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Engineering & IT, UTS.