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Waterloo Black ACM team places 13th at 2016 ICPC world finals

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Waterloo Black Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest competition team has placed 13th overall at the 2016 world finals in Phuket, Thailand.

Waterloo Black ACM Team

L-R: ACM ICPC Waterloo Black competition team - Antonio Molina Lovett, Andy Huang, coach Troy Vasiga, and Jacob Jackson.

"There are 128 teams competing today. They will be solving 13 problems over the course of 5 hours," explained coach Troy Vasiga. "The goal of the competition is to solve as many problems as possible in the shortest amount of time. The time penalty is based on the time of correct submission, with incorrect submissions costing 20 minutes of penalty time. Time penalties only matter if more than one team has solved the same number of problems."

ACM Competition Floor

Students Antonio Molina Lovett, Jacob Jackson, and Andy Huang, alongside coaches Ondrej Lhotak and Vasiga, represented Waterloo well beating out nearly 8000 teams from around the world. Waterloo was the top Canadian team and 3rd in North America.

 Andy Huang, Antonio Molina Lovett, and Jacob Jackson

Congratulations to the team for doing an excellent job again this year.