|ACM Programming Contest 2003|
|[updated Nov 9, 2003]|
York Gold (Stefan Ihnatesn, Andreas Katsiapis, Zhiyan (Stan) Li) ranked 6th out of 128 teams in the ACM Regional Programming Contest, beating teams from U. Toronto, Carnegie Mellon University and many many others! Congratulations to them!
There was a practice contest the night before. York Red had a hard time, since two of them used Java, and the Java VM failed to initialize. So the only member who used C (Zhonghao) is able to use the computer.
York Gold was luckier. Here they are, finalizing their strategy.
York Gold is pensive
and York Red cannot wait!
The coaches are relaxing after their second breakfast: Eric is happy thinking about the nap he can take once the contest starts, while Suprakash has made a tongue-in-cheek remark about wanting to go to Prague (for the world finals) -- luckily the students took him seriously!
The third coach, Bil, could not make it until later since we ran out of space in the rented car! Bil finally made it to the banquet (below) and drove back the students for their victory lap in Toronto!
After we filled up at the banquet, the final results were announced. York Gold blew us away -- they were the sixth best team overall, and the fourth best at the contest site (there were 4 sites). Here they are, accepting their prizes