Success for St John's Computer Science students in programming contest

Date 28 November 2018

Students were awarded gold and silver medals for programming teamwork challenge in Eindhoven

Three teams from the University of Oxford showed off their skills in the ACM International Collegiate Northwestern European Regional Contest (NWERC) on the weekend of 23–25 November. 

ACM InternationalIn the contest, teams of up to three students had to try and solve as many programming problems as possible from a given problem set, using only one computer. The goal of each participating team is to solve as many problems as possible within the five-hour time limit. Potential solutions are submitted and corrected by an automated judging system.  Around 120 teams took part this year.

Congratulations to two first-year St John's Computer Science students who showed off their skills.

Shaun Marshall's team came in sixth place, winning a silver medal.

Costin-Andrei Oncescu was part of the team Los Patrons, who achieved second place, a gold medal, and qualified for the World Finals in Porto, Portugal, in April 2019.  We wish him and his team-mates lots of luck!