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Monash students finish tops in IEEEXtreme programming competition

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Monash students finish tops in IEEEXtreme programming competition

1 December 2016

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Two teams of Monash University students recently finished  amongst the top five in the world in a computer programming competition.

The keen student coders ranked fourth and fifth out of over  2000 teams competing in the international IEEEXtreme  Programming Competition.

It’s the first time that the gruelling competition has been  held at Monash. While most programming contests run for 3 hours, the IEEEXtreme  event tests the endurance of competitors by giving them 24 hours to solve  programming problems.

PhD student Ashan Senevirathne, chair of the IEEE student  branch at Monash, said that the competition was a great success.

“We had 13 teams from all around Monash enter the  competition, with students from engineering, information technology and science  participating. It was compelling to see how multi-disciplinary teams used different  strategies to tackle the problems.

“The top two Monash teams did extremely well, securing the  top two spots in the whole Asia Pacific region, while Monash won the top four  places in Australia.

Teams of Monash students have been training for several  hours each week all year under the guidance of their coach, PhD student Darcy  Best.

Daniel Anderson, Peter Whalan and Xin Wei Chow  finished fourth, while Shizhe Zhao, Michael Cui and Darcy Best finished fifth.


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