Programming Team Places 8th at Regional Competition

by Scotty Smith on March 10, 2014


Mercer University held its eighth annual programming competition on March 1st, 2014.  At this competition, teams were given 13 programming problems to solve in five hours.  Teams were scored not only on how many problems they were successfully able to solve, but also how long it took to compute a solution and the number of unsuccessful solutions.

The team of Natalie Wilkinson, Randall Pittman, and Thomas Lux (pictured above) competed at this years competition.  They successfully solved five of the 13 problems, with near misses on two further solutions.  Out of 35 teams at the competition, the Roanoke College team placed eighth overall, and seventh in their division.