The 2016 CSUCI Programming GURU Contest was held on Friday May 6th. 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. The link to the problem set submitted by CI faculty can be found here: 2016 Guru Problem Set.

As with the ACM competition, students could solve these problems in the computer language of their choice, which this year included C, Java, PHP and Python. Individuals are also free to develop solutions using any algorithm that produced the results specified in the time allotted.

The contest featured seven students from Computer Science and Information Technology, while one student choosing to audit this year’s competition. In the end, the contest featured a changing of the guard for 2016, with Nicole Dubin becoming the 2016 Programming GURU. Nicole will also be working with Prof. Thoms during Project Acceso this summer.

The top three contestants are shown below:

2016 GURU Winners
  1. First Place - Nicole Dubin (middle)
  2. Second Place - Luke LaFountaine (right)
  3. Third Place – Lex Collette (left)

This year's prizes included:

  • Raspberry Pi micro-computer (All participants)
  • First Prize - Tablet Computer
  • Second Prize - Programmable Gaming Mouse
  • Third Prize - Gaming Speakers

Congratulations to all our participants!

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