Montana Tech Teams Successful at ACM Programming Contest


Six student computer programming teams from Montana Tech competed in the 2014 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Montana Programming Contest this past weekend on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman. One of the Montana Tech teams placed first and another team received honorable mention. The competition saw 16 teams from Montana Tech and Montana State University. The team of Justin Emge, Adam Cass, and Ben Butcher placed 1st and the team of Haythem Memmi, Jake Jones, and Casey Flynn received honorable mention.
The contest challenges teams of three university students to use their programming skills and rely on their mental endurance to solve complex, real world problems under a grueling five-hour deadline. At the competition, the teams were given six problems to solve with a goal of solving as many problems as possible during the contest period. The solutions to the problems must be submitted as programs in one of the programming languages Java, C, or C++. Tech’s winning team solved all problems in under 3 hours.
Montana Tech’s top teams will next compete at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Saturday, November 8 as part of the Rocky Mountain Regional competition of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.