Nov 4, 2017

UTSA Computer Science Students Place 11th out of 73 Teams at 2017 ACM ICPC Contest



(Pictured from left to right) Shane Becker, Myka Hancevic, Luke Taylor, Andrew Sanetra, Chris Murray, and Leon Yuan. Photo courtesy of Dr. Mark Robinson.


Students from the UTSA Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) placed 11th out of 73 teams at the 2017 ACM ICPC South Central USA Regional Programming Contest. The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multitier, team-based, programming competition where contestants test their skills at comprehension, analysis, problem solving, coding, debugging, resource management, self control, and communication.

Competitors had 5 hours to come up with working solutions to 11 programming problems. Two teams from UTSA ACM student chapter competed and won first and second places in the regional division,

Teams from Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas competed in the event at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Dr. Mark Robinson was coach and mentor for the UTSA ACM team.