Archive for November, 2012

Two Teams Sent to ACM Competition

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Anthony, Mike, and Zach work on the sample problem prior to the start of the competition.

This past Saturday, November 10, 2012, six student took part in the 2012 ACM Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest with 171 teams from 65 different schools. The Falcons Blue team made up of Zachary Felix, Mike Adams, and Anthony Spargo took 11th place solving 4 of the 8 problems (the first place team solved 5, so the Falcons Blue team was not far behind). The Falcons White team made up of Nathan Chaney, Joss Steward, and Marcus Upton took 149th place solving 1 problem.

Nathan, Marcus, and Joss work on the sample problem prior to the start of the competition.

To put this in perspective, 17 teams did not solve any of the 8 problems, 114 teams solved only 1, 19 teams solved 2, 12 teams solved 3, 7 teams solved 4, and 5 teams solved 5. Ranking is determined first by the number of problems solved and then within those groupings, rank is determined by fastest overall time (with penalty minutes added for incorrect submissions).

The teams that beat Falcons Blue were from University of Maryland – College Park (1st, 7th, and 9th places) which brough 3 teams, University of Virginia (2nd, 5th, and 10th places) which brought 8 teams, North Carolina State University (3rd) which brought 3 teams, Duke (4th, and 8th) which brought 6 teams, and Johns Hopkins (6th) which brought 2 teams. The rest of the schools in the Mid-Atlantic region can be found at