On April 19th, the ACM-ICPC World Finals 2018 took place in Beijing, China. ETH Zurich was represented by Daniel Rutschmann, Simon Meinhard, and Fabian Lyck, who first qualified at the ETH Zurich Local Selection Contest and then at the Southwestern Europe Regional Contest in Paris, France. The team was accompanied by the coach Kieran Nirkko.
There were 11 problems to solve within 5 hours. The scoreboard had been frozen after 4 hours of contest to raise the tension among the participants. Finally after revealing the results from the last hour, our team made it to the 29th place out of 140 teams.
ETH Zurich Team with Simon Meinhard, Daniel Rutschmann, and Fabian Lyck (left to right) at ACM-ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing.