Thursday, November 4, 2010

Regional "Battle of the Brains" computer programming contest to be held at UIS

Local Information Technology Code Warriors Compete on Campus to Showcase Problem-Solving Skills at Regional Competition of IBM-sponsored Contest

WHAT: The powerhouse computer programming team from the University of Illinois Springfield and top collegiate programmers from surrounding areas will compete in an all-out “battle of the brains.”

WHO: Over 20 teams comprised from the University of Illinois Springfield, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Augustana College, Illinois College, Illinois State University, Knox College, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will be participating.

WHEN: Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: University Hall Building (UHB) at UIS in the 2nd floor Cisco labs

DETAILS: Imagine completing a semester’s worth of computer programming in one afternoon. The IBM-sponsored ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, the most prestigious computer programming competition of its kind, will include tens of thousands of university students during its preliminary rounds through December. One hundred teams from approximately 90 countries on six continents will earn coveted spots at the contest’s World Finals on March 3, 2011 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

The 35th annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest challenges teams of three university students to use their programming skills and rely on their mental endurance to solve complex, real world problems under a grueling five-hour deadline. For more information on previous contests, problem sets and last year’s final standings, please visit Also visit IBM’s contest page at or the contest podcast series at

For more information about the event at UIS please contact Lucinda Caughey, Computer Science Instructor at 217/206-8336 or

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