CI ACM Programing Group
Programmers (Left to Right): Luke LaFountaine, Nicolas Fredrickson, Evan Taylor, Brian Thoms (coach), Glo Mercado, Kiel Geiger, Jeffrey Marzec, Dylan Hart, Kristen Godinez, Nick Sirock, Tyler Bettencourt.


On November 8th, the Department of Computer Science at CSU Channel Islands sent three teams to compete in the 2014 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest at Riverside Community College. The event consisted of 86 teams from in-and-around southern California and challenged students’ programming capabilities across a breadth of topics. This year’s top honors went to USC, who will move on to the World Finals in Morocco in May 2015.

Contest Rules

Teams were presented with nine 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

CI computer science students can be proud of their accomplishments. Each participating team managed to solve at least one challenging computer programming problem with one team finishing in the top 20! Below is a breakdown of the results. The complete listing of results can be found here:

  1. CI-MAXIWO (Chumash for Eagles) held top honors and finished in 19th place, answering a total of four questions.
  2. CI-XUS (Chumash for Bears) finished in 30th place, answering a total of three questions.
  3. CI-SE'W (Chumash for Owls) finished in 58th place, answering a total of one question.
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