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Georgia Southern University to Host International Collegiate Computer Programming Competition

Georgia Southern University will host more than 30 teams of computer science students Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, for the Southeast Regional section of the 32nd Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The competition will take place throughout Saturday in the College of Information Technology Building on the Statesboro campus.

Three teams from Georgia Southern University will be among the student contestants, and more than a dozen other Georgia Southern computer science students will be on hand to assist with registration. Department of Computer Science chair James K. Harris will oversee the day’s events. During the competition, teams will be asked to respond to 11 grueling questions that test their computer programming skills.

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest is sponsored by IBM. During the preliminary rounds more than 6,000 teams from 82 countries will compete. Ninety teams from around the globe will earn coveted spots at the contest’s World Finals, to be held in April 2008 in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada.

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