Rapid City hosted the ACM International Computer Programming Contest World Finals last week, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Dr. Richard Gowan, a former president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology helped organize the competition.
Both the University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology competed in this year’s content. The teams go through intensive preparations for the competition, as the challenges presented to the team are complex in nature. Teams are challenged to come up with the most time-efficient challenges to the problems.
While both South Dakota teams were able to answer two questions correctly, St. Petersburg University of IT, Metrics and Optics won the competition, resulting in the team’s fourth championship in the past six years. Accordion to a news release by the City of Rapid City, 133 teams from 70 countries who came to Rapid City to participate in the competition.
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