Siena Students Compete in International Collegiate Programming Contest

Siena Students Compete in International Collegiate Programming Contest

Monday, November 21, 2016


On October 22, Siena College participated in the 2016 Association of Computing Machinery – International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) NorthEast Regional Preliminary Round competition. Held at Hamilton College, the programming contest consisted of eight computer programming problems that had to be solved within six hours.  Teams were judged by the number of problems solved, and the total amount of time needed.

Out of seven participating teams, Siena’s four teams finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th.

- Siena Gold: Elena Covill, Neil Devine, and Catherine Sullivan

- Siena Green: Koushik Pernati, Aidan Trees and Dan Carpenter

- Siena Purple: Thomas Walsh, Keith Grable and Tristan Canova

- Siena White: Clarice Tarbay, Nolan Tunny, and Hamza Memon

With its second place finish, Siena Gold qualified for the NorthEast Regional Final. Siena has qualified four times for the regional final since 2009.

On Saturday, November 19 Covill, Devine, and Sullivan competed at the ACM ICPC Regional Finals Competition. They were up against the top schools in the northeast region, including graduate students from MIT, Harvard, and RIT. The group placed 6th out of 15 schools in attendance.

Click here to view the final scoreboard.