Computer science team wins Triad programming competition
Elon University's competitive programming team took first place at the 2019 Triad programming competition.
A team of Computer Science students from Elon University won 1st place in the 2019 Triad Programming Contest held on April 6. The competition featured 14 teams, including seven from colleges and universities in the Triad region of central North Carolina, and was held on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C.
Each team was presented with nine word problems to be solved using either the C++ or Java programming language. The problems spanned a variety of topics, from classic computer science challenges to applications in the areas of mathematics, physics, or business.
The competition lasted three hours. Teams were ranked based on the number of problems successfully solved, number of unsuccessful attempts and time required to reach a solution.
The Elon University team included Jack Amend, Mason Chambers and Sabrina van der Gracht. The team is coached by Scott Spurlock, assistant professor in the Computer Science Department.