The University of Warsaw's student team sponsored by ATM S.A. noted another success in the International Collegiate Programming Contest.
The 33rd World Finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) were held in Stockholm on April 18-22 with 100 participating teams. The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw was represented by the team composed of Marcin Andrychowicz, Maciej Klimek and Marcin Kościelnicki, 1st year IT and mathematics students, who received scholarships for 2009 from ATM (we wrote about the award ceremony on the 7th of January.) UW programmers did excellent. They completed 7 out of 11 tasks, finishing ninth and with a bronze medal. Please note that they lost to silver medal winners finishing from the places from five to eight in terms of time only.
Holders of the competition do not forget about team tutors either. Some of them are awarded with special statuettes. We are pleased to inform that Professor Karol Diks, long-term tutor of the University of Warsaw’s programming teams, was among four persons receiving the statuette at this year’s world finals opening ceremony in Stockholm.
It should be emphasized that it is Professor Krzysztof Diks and Professor Jan Madey, preparing students for programming competitions as part of their daily work, who deserve credit for the repeated successes of ATM teams.