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The 2018 Rocky Mountain Regional Programming Contest took place on November 3 at the University of Saskatchewan. Four teams from the University of Lethbridge competed against teams from other universities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and New Mexico. It is the largest world-wide computer science competition for university students.
In recent years, uLethbridge teams have consistently done well in this competition, including advancing to the World Finals in 2013 and 2014. Many of our alumni from this program have gone on to graduate studies and/or well-paying jobs. Regular training sessions are held every week during the whole year to prepare students for these competitions. Technology companies such as Google commonly use competition-style problems during their technical interviews for potential employees.
Of the 63 participating teams this year, our results are:
- 9th: Lukas Grasse, Roddy MacCrimmon, Josip Smolcic
- 13th: Cody Barnson, Riley Desrochers, Soraj Seyed Mahmoud
- 35th: Steven Deutekom, Joshua Swidinsky, Ethan Toly
- 45th: Jonathan Flores, Julius Moore, Nathan Tipper
Thank you to Alberta Innovates for the funding support, as well as alumni Darcy Best and Brandon Fuller who spent a considerable amount of time helping with the training of the teams ahead of the contest.
For more information, please contact Dr. Howard Cheng.