University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
October 20, 2008
Contact: Joy Crawford-Washington, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6211
USA to Host Collegiate Computer Programming Competition:
A Battle of the Brains

The University of South Alabama School of Computer and Information Sciences will be the site of the prestigious IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery’s Regional Collegiate Programming Contest, Oct. 25.

Registration and a pizza reception will be held from Friday, Oct. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at Faculty Court East, Room 17, on the USA main campus. The competition at USA will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 12:30-5:30 p.m., in the Computer Science Classroom Building, Rooms 115 and 130, located on USA South Drive.

The USA student programming team and other regional student teams will be challenged to use their programming skills to solve complex and real-world problems.

This year, USA has four teams competing in the competition with students from the University of West Florida, Auburn University, Birmingham-Southern, Mississippi State, and Southern Mississippi.
Following the contest, the winning teams will go on to compete for the “world’s smartest trophy” April 18-22 in Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information, contact Howard Whitston, CIS instructor and head coach for the USA team, at 460-6390.

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