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Montana Tech Competes in International Collegiate Programming Contest


The Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) selected the Montana Tech Department of Computer Science as a regional host site for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) starting this 2017 year. The 2017 contest was held on campus this past Veteran’s Day weekend, November 10-11, 2017 with the Department entering 4 teams in a field of 52 from various colleges and universities throughout the RMC area. One of the Montana Tech teams, Keeb Krew consisting of Michael Fryer, Kenny Schmit, and Trevor Brooks, placed 10th in the rankings, solving 5 of the 11 problems with a total time (including penalty) of 448 minutes. The other teams: J-Team, consisting of Justin Bak, Jesse Anderson, and Joseph Walker, placed 42, solving 3 problems with a total time of 331 minutes, while the Diggers++ team, consisting of Dalton Caron, Max Austin, and Zachariah Valenzuela placed 46th solving 2 problems with a total time of 56 minutes, and team ||Diggers, consisting of Ronda Boyle, Marcus Frisbee, and Josh Baldwin placed 48th, solving 2 problems with a total time of 213 minutes.

The ACM ICPC regional sites now include Colorado Mesa University, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Alberta, the University of Arizona, and Montana Tech. Our site becoming a regional ICPC site for the annual contest means that teams from Montana Tech, Montana State University, University of Montana, Rocky Mountain College, Carroll College, and any of the Colleges and Universities within the RMC area, including Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and New Mexico could participate at our site location in future ICPC contests.

“The 2017 contest at Montana Tech was organized with limited time given the designation as a regional site on October 9, 2017 and the contest taking place on November 10, 2017,” noted Phillip J. Curtiss, Montana Tech Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science. “The contest went off without any difficulties thanks to the local Montana Tech ACM team, Vernon Foley, the Campus Technology Services staff, campus security, and the faculty from the Computer Science department.

Additional Information:
Regarding the RMC ICPC can be found at https://icpc.baylor.edu/

Regarding the 2017 RMC ICPC Standings can be found at https://rmc17.kattis.com/standings

Regarding the Montana Tech Computer Science Department can be found at https://cs.mtech.edu

For more information regarding the Montana Tech ICPC Site Coordination, contact Phillip J. Curtiss, Montana Tech Computer Science Assistant Professor, at (406) 496-4807 or pcurtiss@mtech.edu.