Students Place 2nd, 3rd Prizes in Programing Contest

Two teams of students from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Birzeit University won second and third prize in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, held at Al-Najah National University on October 4, 2016.

Both teams from the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering were selected to participate in the regional competition which will be held in Egypt next November.

The teams competed against 29 other teams from 9 different universities and one industrial school, including: Birzeit University, Al-Najah National University, American Arab University of Jenin, Hebron University and Tulkarem Industrial Secondary School.

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of ACM and headquartered at Baylor University. The contest involves a global network of universities hosting regional competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World Finals.  The contest aims to foster creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure.