Report ACM ICPC SWERC 2014 Porto

Daniel Graf – coding competition correspondent

Programming can also be a team sport. If you don’t believe me, you probably have not heard of the ACM ICPC yet. Besides the annual Turing award the Association for Computing Machinery also crowns the best student programming team each year in its International Collegiate Programming Contest [1]. Every year, more than 10’000 teams code in the regional contests across the globe to win one of the 120 spots in the world finals. And this year, our ETH VIS team qualified for these finals again!

ETH teams
The two ETH teams at the University of Porto: from left to right: Robert Enderlein, Johannes Kapfhammer, Luc Haller, Kieran Nirkko, Daniel Graf, Martin Raszyk, Andrei Pârvu, Jan Wilken Dörrie

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Local Contest 2014 – Results

The Local Selection Contest 2014 jointly organized by ETH and EPFL has passed with 45 students participating (27 from ETH, 18 from EPFL). The results are the following: 

Congratulations to Martin Raszyk, Andrei Parvu, Daniel Graf, Johannes Kapfhammer, Kieran Nirkko and Luc Haller for making it into the first and second team of ETH and to qualify for SWERC 2014. Hopefully they can repeat their great results and reach the world finals held in Morocco in May 2015.

Thanks a lot to our sponsors Microsoft and Quatico Solutions AG who allowed us to have plenty of food during the contest finishing of with a big apero in the end.

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