Regina Team Participated in the ACM-ICPC Contests

On November 11, 2017, Kody Rogers, Legbo Menegbo and Pablo Echavarria, our Computer Science undergraduate students, with help of their Coach Juan Echavarria, participated in the ACM-ICPC Rocky Mountain Regional Contest 2017, which took place in Edmonton, Alberta.

The ACM-ICPC contest “fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.” (

The contest displayed 11 problems which varied from difficulty and topics. The format of the problems is: a text part which introduces the problem itself, the input where there is usually an example, and the expected output which also usually there is an example depending on the input. For solving the problems there is usually a mix of Algorithms and Data structures that the contestant applies to break down each problem step by step.

ACM-ICPC contests are highly recommended for programmers and computer scientists as the problems that are involved help develop the brain, as it makes you think faster and being more focused. It also helps to develop team skills that are needed in the industry. Software Companies use ACM-ICPC like problems for their technical-interviews to test candidates.

They encourage other students to participate in future contests as it will help develop skills that are going to come handy in their future careers.

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(Legbo, Kody, Juan, Pablo)

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