Two teams of Florida Tech students competed in the Nov. 5 Intercollegiate Programming Contest Southeast USA Regional event at Florida International University in Miami.
The first team consisted of Mathew Craven, Nickolas Lewis and Daniel Griessler. The second team featured Lauren Watson, Javier Munoz and Kleanthis Zisis Tegos. Associate professor Ryan Stansifer is coach of the competitive programming squad at Florida Tech. He has taken Florida Tech to the ICPC World Finals five times. He is also the executive contest director for the ICPC Southeast USA Region.
The competition consisted of ten problems of varying difficulty and lasted five hours. Teams had to devise solutions, code the solution and then test and debug the programs. One point was awarded for each solution that executed efficiently and passed of the judges’ battery of test cases.
The first Florida Tech team solved five problems and placed third overall in Division I, behind UCF and Georgia Tech. The second team solved two problems. Florida Tech fell just short of earning a berth at the 2019 ICPC World Finals in Portugal.
The complete scoreboard can be found at http://ser2018.cloudcontest.org.
Pictured: The second Florida Tech team involved in the recent programming competition consisted of, from left, Kleanthis Zisis Tegos, Lauren Watson and Javier Munoz.