The 2015 CSUCI Programming GURU Contest was held on Friday April 24th. The contest challenged students to work individually to solve 4-5 computer programs of varying degrees of difficulty. The competition software was modeled after the ACM’s International Intercollegiate Programming Contest with the slight modification that problems were designed by CI Computer Science faculty. As with the ACM competition, students could solve these problems in the computer language of their choice, which this year included C and Java. Individuals are also free to develop solutions using any algorithm that produced the results specified in the time allotted.

The contest featured eight students from Computer Science, while two students opted to audit this year’s competition. In the end, the contest featured a changing of the guard for 2015, with Nick Dolan-Stern becoming the 2015 Programming GURU.

The top three contestants are shown below:

Computer Science GURU Winners

  1. First Place - Nick Dolan-Stern (middle) 
  2. Second Place - Dylan Hart (left)
  3. Third Place – 2014 GURU Jeffrey Marzec (right)
  4. Fourth Place – Glo Mercado (not featured)

This year's prizes included:

  • Raspberry Pi micro-computer
  • Programmable Gaming Mouse
  • Logitech Bluetooth keyboard

Congratulations to all our participants!

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