A UoA Team made it through the 39th ICPC Domestic Contest

The domestic contest of the 39th ACM-ICPC was held on Friday, July 11th, 2014. One of the teams from UoA, "AizukkYYY" won the 19th place among 326 teams, getting through the competitive domestic contest.

The team "AizukkYYY" is composed of the members who have participated in the ACM-ICPC Asia Regional Contest in the past. They expressed attractiveness of the competitive programming saying "It is fun to compete on a worldwide level." They are now preparing for the Asia Regional Contest in fall.

Each member of the UoA team voiced their aspirations for participation in the World Finals, which would be the first time since 2008. Naoki Terunuma, 4th year student: "I will do my best to proceed to the World Finals this year." Kazuki Omomo 1st year Master's Program student: "This is the third time for me to participate in the Asia Regional Contest. I really want to win out the regional contest to qualify for the World Finals this year." Nariyoshi Chida, 4th year student: "We are avidly aiming for the World Finals this year."

Associate professor Yutaka Watanobe, their coach, encouraged them stating "I'm proud of this team. They won out through the competitive domestic contest. The Asia Regional Contest will also be highly competitive with strong teams, but I hope they will be fully prepared for the contest and enjoy the challenge."

Click here for the result of ICPC Domestic Contest.

Team AizukkYYY (left), Members of the Competitive Programming Club (right)

What is the ACM-ICPC?
An international programming contest for university students held by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) since 1976, the ICPC is a contest in which teams of three students try to answer as many problems in as short a time as possible. As the only world-level programming contest for university students, the universities and teams that compete are highly respected around the world.