HCM City hosts qualifier round of int’l IT contest

Thursday, 2017-12-07 05:20:19
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The 26th Vietnamese IT Olympiad and the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest for the Asian region kick off in HCM City on December 6. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The 26th Vietnamese Information Technology (IT) Olympiad and the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) for the Asian region opened in HCM City on December 6.

The opening ceremony was organised by the HCM City University of Education (HCMUE) in collaboration with the Vietnam Association for Information Processing (VAIP) and the Vietnam Student’s Association.

Following the regional contest, the top 36 teams will take part in the international competition at Beijing University in May next year.

More than 380 Vietnamese students from 64 universities and colleges are attending the Olympiad.

The 2017 ACM/ICPC Asia HCM regional contest includes 444 students in 148 teams, including 125 Vietnamese teams and 23 international teams from 14 universities from Japan, China, Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Chinese Taipei.

The ICPC is a multitier, team-based competition for outstanding students in computing that promotes creativity, teamwork and innovation in building new software programs and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure.

Its participation has grown to tens of thousands of the finest students and faculties in computing disciplines at about 3,000 universities from over 100 countries on six continents.

HCM City is one of the 18 sites for the ACM/ICPC-Asia regional contest this year.

At the ceremony, the organisers presented awards to the winners of the online ACM/ICPC contest held in the south, central and northern areas in October, and the national ACM/ICPC contest last month, which attracted more than 2,000 students.