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2015 Programmers (Left to Right): Preston Peterson, Tyler Bettencourt, Anthony Brice, Kiel Geiger, Heather Bradfield, Bryce Schmitt, Kristen Godinez, Jeffrey Marzec, Glo Mercado, Dylan Hart, Taylor Dinkins, Nick Dolan-Stern. Absent from the photo, Professor Thoms (Team Coach).


On November 14th, the Department of Computer Science at CSU Channel Islands sent four teams to compete in the 2015 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest at Riverside Community College. The event consisted of 89 teams from in-and-around southern California and challenged students’ programming capabilities across a breadth of topics. This year’s top honors went to Caltech, who have a chance to move on to the World Finals in Phuket, Thailand in May 2016.

Contest Rules

Teams were presented with ten problem descriptions, along with sample input and output for each problem and had five hours to solve as many problems. Solving a problem meant that the program, when compiled by the judges, and run against the judges' confidential data, produced the expected output. Teams were free to solve the problem with any algorithm that produced the results specified in the time allotted.

CI Results

Once again, CI computer science students can be proud of their performance. Each participating team managed to solve at least one challenging problem. This year, Team Anacapa managed to solve five problems (a new school record) and broke into the top 20. Below is a breakdown of the results. A complete listing of results can be found here:

  1. CSUCI Anacapa held top honors and finished in 17th place, answering five questions.
  2. CSUCI Sierra finished in 31st place, answering three questions.
  3. CSUCI Arroyo finished in 44th place, answering two questions.
  4. CSUCI Solano finished in 77th place, answering one question.
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