Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Advent Programming Contest 2014 Awarding

At the awarding ceremony
In December 2014, the Advent Programming Contest (APC) was held for the third time. The joint event between the Faculty of Technical Sciences and the IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt enjoys increasing popularity every year. This time there were 345 enthusiastic participants who accepted the challenge and tryed to solve a daily programming task from December 1st to December 24th. I hope everybody who participated enjoyed the problems, even though nobody was able to solve all the tasks. While every problem was solved at least once, the maximum number of solved tasks by any participant was 23 out of 24 – given the hardness of several of the problems this is an excellent result.
The winners of the three categories of "student", "university staff" and "other" were announced at a formal ceremony organized by the IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt. The best student adventcoder was Philip Gasteiger, student of computer science at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.
The best pupil adventcoder, Simon Dörrer, came from HTL Mössingerstraße Klagenfurt. Ben Wright, a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, Martin, now working as a software engineer won the third category “other” and attended the ceremony via webcast.

1 comment:

  1. A belated congratulations to all of the participants!

    (I'm a little sad that I never received my certificate for my achievement – – in the Advent Programming Contest 2013, but I blame that on the Royal Mail...)