College of Engineering

IEEExtreme Programming Competition 5.0

Prescott, AZ., October 21, 2011

IEEEXtreme Programming Competition

Over 4500 students making up 1500 teams competed in a 24-hour international programming challenge solving some of the most difficult and extreme programming problems. Embry-Riddle contributed two teams with the following students: Tim Lemm, Josh Gavroy, Elijah Rentschler, and Tim Park.

Overall, ERAU students placed:

  • 389 out of 1530 in the world,
  • 102 out of 122 in the nation, and
  • 22 out of 53 within Region 6, which includes Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Nevada.

These students attempted six problems and solved three correctly with an average of two to three correct for each team around the world. The team agrees, “We are very happy with our team's result seeing that it is our first time competing in the challenge.”

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