ACM Programmers
2016 Programmers (Left to Right): Kristen Godinez, Heather Bradfield, Irene Yang, Nick Dolan-Stern (co-Coach), Preston Peterson, Bryce Schmitt, Mattias Huber, Jeffrey Marzec, Dylan Hart, Edward Morkunas, Samuel Decanio, Lex Collette, Nicole Dubin. Photograph by Prof. Thoms (co-Coach).


On November 12th, the Department of Computer Science at CSU Channel Islands sent four teams to compete in the 2016 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest at Riverside Community College. The event consisted of 94 teams from in-and-around southern California and challenged students’ programming capabilities across a breadth of topics. This year’s top honors went to UC Irvine, who now have the chance to move on to the World Finals in South Dakota.

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, produce 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, CI-BlueFish managed to solve six problems (a new school record) and broke into the top 15. Below is a breakdown of the results. A complete listing of results can be found here:

  1. CI-BlueFish held top honors and finished in 15th place (up from 17th in 2015), answering six questions.
  2. CI-TwoFish finished in 38th place, answering three questions.
  3. CI-OneFish finished in 56th place, answering two questions.
  4. CI-RedFish finished in 73rd place, answering one question.

CI Teams

- Heather Bradfield
- Kristen Godinez
- Lex Collette 

- Mattias Huber
- Preston Peterson
- Bryce Schmitt 

- Edward Morkunas
- Irene Yang
- Nicole Dubin

- Samuel Decanio
- Dylan Hart
- Jeffrey Marzec

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