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Entries from April 2016

Countdown to Phuket - An Interview With ICPC Deputy Executive Director Jeff Donahoo

April 29th, 2016 · Comments

We're getting closer to ACM-ICPC World Finals in Phuket, Thailand! To help get everyone ready and excited for this year's contest, "Battle of the Brains" host Courtney Thomas sat down with Jeff Donahoo, ICPC Deputy Executive Director. Their conversation covers everything from what competitors can expect on-site to how to support your favorite team, even if you can't make it to Thailand.

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Welcome to ICPC 2016!

April 15th, 2016 · Comments

With just 33 days to go until students arrive on-site in Phuket, Thailand for World Finals, we are all gearing up for the world's oldest, largest and most prestigious programming contest.

Now in its 40th year, the Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, or ICPC for short, serves as a proving ground for the top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Huddled around a single computer, the 128 teams of three students will race against the clock in a grueling battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance.

For the last 19 years, the contest has been sponsored by IBM, one of the fastest-growing enterprise cloud companies. In addition to competing in the World Finals, students on-site in Thailand will be exposed to the latest technologies from IBM through speakers and interactive o, on-site demos of IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson. The participants will also have the opportunity to meet with current IBM professionals to learn about industry trends and professional opportunities.

Keep checking back here as we get closer to World Finals for interviews with IBM and ICPC executives, information on our host city Phuket and, of course, more information about what this year's world finalists can expect heading into the competition.

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