October 30, 2008
Webster University’s Programming Stars Vie for a Coveted Spot at the 33rd Annual International “Battle of the Brains”
Local Computer Students to Gather at Webster University to Showcase Problem-Solving Skills at Regional Competition of IBM-Sponsored Contest
Imagine completing a semester’s worth of computer programming in one afternoon. Two powerhouse computer-programming teams from Webster University, along with nine top collegiate teams from other local universities, will do just that in an all-out “battle of the brains.” The IBM-sponsored ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest will gather more than 6,700 university teams from 83 countries on six continents during its preliminary rounds through December 2008. The top 100 teams will compete for awards, prizes, scholarships and bragging rights to the “world’s smartest trophy” April 18-22,2009 in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by KTH-Royal Institute of Technology.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008
12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sverdrup Business Technology Complex
8300 Big Bend Blvd.
The “battle of the brains” contest challenges teams of three university students to use their programming skills and rely on their mental endurance to solve complex, real-world programs under a grueling five-hour deadline.