Archive for May, 2012

Messiah College places 85th in the World Finals

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

The ICPC World Finals round for 2012 is over. Out of 112 distinguished teams from all over the world, Messiah College’s team of Anthony Spargo, Mike Adams, and Zach Felix solved two problems, earning them 85th place. Congratulations Anthony, Mike, and Zach!

For video of the team and interviews with Michael and Anthony, see

In Poland and Rested

Monday, May 14th, 2012

We departed from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) on Saturday evening at 9:20 and arrived at London Heathrow International Airport on Sunday morning at 9:35. After checking into the Sheraton hotel we purchased all day tickets for the London Underground rail system and headed out to see London. We were exhausted by the time we arrived back at the hotel that evening. Our airplane departed this morning at 7:35 and arrived in Warsaw, Poland at 11:00. We are now at the hotel deciding what to do for the rest of the day. We did meet a gentleman from IBM that is going to be a part of the scheduled activities as well as another coach from the University of Waterloo.

Ramping up for the Trip

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Finals are almost finished. Students are making plans to head for home, yet the programming team is gearing up to head to Poland. We leave Saturday, May 12 at 9:20 p.m. from BWI.

The coaches would like to thank all of you who have given to this trip! If you are interested in following the team, we have added both a schedule page (see link above) providing the team’s schedule throughout our trip, and a twitter feed (on the right) to provide up-to-date news. You can also follow us directly on Twitter if you would like (@MessiahAcmTeam).