This ICPC World Finals was extremely competitive. The questions were harder, but this year's students were quite ready for the challenge. It took eight correct answers to claim victory. Congratulations to St. Petersburg University of IT, Mechanics and Optics for taking the trophy. But the rest of the competitors should not hang their head. Given how well everyone performed this year, we expect an equally promising group of finalists next year.
IBM looks forward to the 2008-2009 Regional competition. For those interested in learning more about the Regionals phase, please visit the ICPC web site for more information. To those returning next year or starting their career path, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
On to Stockholm, Sweden!