Friday, April 14, 2006

Ateneo team places 6th in ACM Programming Contest

Via Roy Patrick Tan's blog:

The Ateneo Team "Linden BoyZ" bagged 6th place in the 2006 World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Java Challenge held April 11 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

The Ateneo contingent to the ACM ICPC consists of students Allan Espinosa, Mark Punzalan, Christopher Rigor, and faculty members Dr. Pablo Manalastas and Dr. John Paul Vergara as coaches, and Dr. Rafael Saldana as Regional Contest Director for Asia-Manila.

The first place in the ICPC Java Challenge went to KTH - Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). The Ateneo team Linden BoyZ beat the other top universities participating in the Java Challenge portion of the 2006 ACM ICPC World Finals including Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), California Institute of Technology (CIT), and Princeton University.

Congratulations, guys! This is a real honor for the country.