Students participate in 2012 CCSC:Southeastern Programming Contest

Four Berry College Computer Science students participated this weekend (November 2-3) in the Nineteenth Annual Southeastern Small College Programming Contest, held in conjunction with the 26th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC): Southeastern Conference at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA.
This was the first time a team from Berry participated in the contest. The students, Brook Bowers, Zane Cochran, Mike Robb, and Daniel Vetter, placed 12th out of 29 teams in the three-hour competition. The team was sponsored and ‘coached’ by Dr. Nadeem Abdul Hamid, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Berry. Out of eight programming challenges, of varying degrees of difficulty, the team completed four problems successfully and submitted incomplete attempts at three others. Overall, it was a fun experience for the students and not a bad debut. They are already looking forward to next year’s contest!

(from left) Brook, Mike, Daniel, and Zane

Also, at the conference, Zane Cochran presented a paper, co-authored with Dr. Nadeem Abdul Hamid, Convex Hull Game: A Tangible Context For Algorithms And Computer Graphics. His talk was well-received and generated several very positive comments. The full paper has been published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges (28:2, December 2012, 124-131) and a technical report is available on this site. Congratulations to Brook, Zane, Mike, and Daniel for representing Berry well!

 

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