MIT team earns silver at ACM's global programming competition

Competing against 127 other teams, the MIT Programming Team earned silver in the ICPC World Finals this week.
Competing against 127 other teams, the MIT Programming Team earned silver in the ICPC World Finals this week.

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This week the MIT Progamming Team earned silver at the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery's 40th annual International College Programming Contest (ICPC) in Phuket, Thailand.

The world's most prestigious programming contest, ICPC involves 300,000 students from two thousand universities and 91 countries, with only the top 128 teams earning a spot in the finals. 

Led by CSAIL principal investigator Martin Rinard, the MIT team consisted of captain Aleksandar Zlateski, as well as Brian Chen, Steven Hao and Andrew He.

 

The 2016 problem set (PDF) consisted of 13 problems of increasing difficulty that teams have to solve within a five-hour time-limit. The problems were designed to test programming skills, logical abilities and teamwork, and challenged participants to design, test, and build software systems.