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Phuket brings ACM-ICPC programming World Finals to SEA

The Phuket News


More than 1,300 entrants from 40 countries will compete in the ACM-ICPC World Finals 2016 to be held at the Saphan Hin Sports Complex this week.

PHUKET: Post-secondary students from more than 40 countries will be arriving in Phuket this coming week to take part in the Association for Computing Machinery-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) World Finals 2016.

Prince of Songkla University (PSU) Phuket Campus will be hosting the 40th edition of the international event from May 15-20, though the competition itself will be held at the Saphan Hin Sports Complex.

ACM-ICPC is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world, sponsored by IBM.

“The Programming Contest is held every year, with each country taking part holding their own computer-programming competition with university students as contestants,” explained PSU Director Prof Chusak Limsakul.

“This year, more than 40,000 people competed at the regional levels on each continent. In total, more than 300,000 people comprising students from more than 2,500 universities around the world have taken part in this year’s global competition in order for a chance to be in the final in Thailand.”

The contest requires students to write a new computer programme in order to solve logic problems. In order to do so, they must overcome complex problems of programming languages, including C++ and JAVA.

The winning team will go home with the World Cup Championship trophy and $16,500 cash (B545,000), Prof Chusak added.

More than 1,300 college students from all over the world are expected to compete in the finals in Phuket, together forming 128 teams representing 40 countries, added PSU Deputy Director Prof Puwadon Butrat.

“We will provide accommodation for all 128 teams that will be joining the event. Team FEDEX from the Prince of Songkla University and team CUCP Meow Meow 3 from Chulalongkorn University will be representing Thailand in this competition,” he said.

The Prince of Songkla University has been preparing to host this event for over a year, noted Prof Chusak.

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-brings-acm-icpc-programming-world-finals-to-sea-57410.php#UsoBC5cAwvCik6lo.97

-- Phuket News 2016-05-14

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