The 2nd national programming competition is one of the most prestigious programming contests where students in groups compete to solve a set of advance programming problems drawn from real world scenarios. The contest is held in Ha’il University with conjunction of the 2nd national computing colleges’ conference from 22-23 Feb. 2017. This version of the contest consists of 11 problems and the winners is those teams who solve the largest number of the problems with the least amount of time. The contest foster creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enabling students to test their ability to perform under pressure.
CCIS faculty students Abdulaziz almadhi, Sari alhalabi, and Abdualmalik basodan along with their coach Dr. Ibrahim aloqily participating in the competition. Our team showed remarkable skills and achieved well even though they were the only first year students in the contest. This shows a practical evidence of the quality of teaching of Al yamamh University.
The students and their coach highly value the support they received from the dean of the CCIS faculty and the university management at all levels while preparing for the contest and for encouragement received during the contest.
It is worth mentioning that the contest follows the format of the well-known ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) that is being held worldwide since 1972.