The Waterloo Black team finished 1st at the East Central North America Association for Computing Machinery Regional Programming Contest in Windsor, Ontario this past weekend. The Waterloo Red and Gold teams, which comprised of only first and second year students, placed impressively 7th and 8th place respectively.
140 teams across North America competed in the contest, including those from notable schools such as Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Michigan. Despite the fierce competition, the Waterloo Black team performed extraordinarily, solving 8 out of 9 possible problems and providing the only correct solution to one of the questions. For winning the regional qualifier, the Waterloo Black team will compete at the ACM-ICPC World Finals in Morocco on May 16-21, 2015.
The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest is a worldwide competition held annually with student teams from universities and colleges all over the globe. Competitors race to solve complex math problems that challenge their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. Teams must qualify in a regional event before competing in the World Finals with the chance to win $16,500 and the title of “World Champion”.
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