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Entries from September 2008

IBM’s Doug Heintzman Gets Us Started Off Right

September 12th, 2008 · Comments

As promised, Doug Heintzman, director of strategy, IBM Software Group and IBM's Sponsorship Executive, spent some time with one of our podcast hosts, Mark Guan, to help get this 33rd year of the competition started.

Doug covered many topics including what teams he expects to reach the finals, what the contest brings to student, what makes the Battle of the Brains unique, and why IBM spends so much time working with students.

Good luck to those students participating in the first 2008 ACM-ICPC Regionals contest tomorrow in the South Pacific.

As a side note, as we build out this Battle of the Brains page, we hope to include more photos and stories to complement the audio podcasts we jump started last year. If you have photos or stories about your team, please send them us.

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IBM and ICPC Announce Start with South Pacific Regional Looming

September 12th, 2008 · Comments

For an early look at the IBM/ACM-ICPC press release jumpstarting the 33rd Annual Battle of the Brains competition, check it out here.

Stayed tuned for the kick-off to this season's podcast series. We have an exclusive interview coming with Doug Heintzman, director of strategy, IBM Software Group and sponsorship executive. For those of you who are new to the contest, Doug's been a very big advocate for IBM's role in the competition every year and takes a very significant role to work with ACM-ICPC to help it grow.

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2008 ACM-ICPC Regionals About to Kick Off

September 4th, 2008 · Comments

Welcome back! After a long summer, the 2008 ACM-ICPC Regionals are just about ready to kick-off on Saturday, September 13 in the South Pacific. Both the ICPC and IBM are in the process of updating their web site and hope students and professor alike will come and visit to get the latest on this competition.

With this Battle of the Brains page, we hope to include more photos and stories to complement the audio podcasts we jump started last year.

We expect to kick off the 2008-2009 podcast series in the middle of September with an interview with Doug Heintzman, IBM’s Sponsorship Executive. As many of you know, he’s been a big part of this contest for a number of years and has been a passionate advocate.

For those looking for some practice questions, look no further than past brain busters archived on the ICPC web site:

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