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Dordt students compete in computer contest

November 11, 2010

While many college students choose to sleep in on Saturdays, eight Dordt students spent a recent Saturday morning competing in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest.

On Nov. 6, three teams of Dordt students competed against more than 200 teams in the region in this multi-tiered international computer programming competition. The winners of the regional contests go on to compete in Egypt.

Dordt competitors included the following students:
• Dordt Black: Nick Sohre, Matt Vande Burgt, and Josh Kraayenbrink
• Dordt Gold: Justin Spratt, Brett Cooper, and Nathan Friend
• Dordt White: Bekah Van Maanen and Mark Dadisman

The Dordt teams were ranked 62nd, 110th, and 159th in the region and solved three, two, and one problems, respectively.

“Overall, I was fairly pleased with Dordt’s performance,” said Kraayenbrink, a senior computer science major in a blog entry about the event. “Out of the 206 schools that entered the Midwest Regional, 47 did not even solve one problem.”

Wondering how well you would do? Test your own knowledge by taking a crack at solving this year's contest questions

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