Skip to main content
Intellect

BYU student teams advance to international programming competition in Prague

A computer programming team from Brigham Young University will attend an international programming competition after placing first at the Association for Computing Machinery Rocky Mountain Programming Contest held at the University of Utah.

In addition, three other BYU teams placed in the top eight at the Nov. 15 event, one of five Rocky Mountain regional sites for the competition.

The top BYU team consists of seniors Michael Bailey, Ivan Andrus and Matthew Reeder.

After the scores from all region sites were added together, BYU placed second, fifth, 17th and 28th. The top team from the region automatically qualified for the international competition in Prague, Czech Republic, to be held March 28 through April 1.

The second-place BYU team qualified as an at-large invitee. They hope to find sponsors to financially support their trip.

The three-person teams were given eight computer-programming problems to solve within a five-hour time limit. Teams are judged on how many problems they solve and how fast they solve them. Teams can use programming languages Java, C++ or Pascal for the problems.

The second-place BYU team was one of only two teams to finish all eight problems correctly.

For more information, contact Kendra Hernandez at (801) 422-1472.

Writer: Thomas Grover

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

BYU researchers play central role in state's approval of drought-resistant grass in Utah

July 17, 2024
In the midst of a sweltering heat wave, the state of Utah this week approved a type of grass that will have a critical impact on future water conservation — and a couple of BYU professors (and their students) have been a key part in making it happen.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

It's not rocket science... it's rocket engineering: BYU's Rocketry Team wins big again

July 11, 2024
The BYU Rocketry Team and their Utah-inspired rocket named “Alta” got on the podium three times, earning two first prizes and a second-place finish at the 2024 Spaceport America Cup.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU study reveals fireworks’ impact on air quality

July 01, 2024
Fireworks' dazzling displays bring hidden dangers to Wasatch Front air.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=