Mines students to compete in 'Battle of the Brains'
GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 29, 2010 – Three teams from Colorado School of Mines — Code Monkeys, Golden Coders and Totally Illogical — will compete in this weekend’s regional IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (known as the “Battle of the Brains”) held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.
On Oct. 30, the 35th annual “Battle of the Brains” will challenge teams of three university students to use their programming skills and rely on their mental endurance to solve complex, real world problems under a grueling five-hour deadline.
The Mines programmers (including Michael Rose, Chris Navrides, Brandon Vargo, David Danford, Carl Blum, James Hambleton, Andrew Fager, Josh Warner and Joe Martinez) will compete against teams from CSU, Mesa State University, Montana State University, United States Air Force Academy and University of Wyoming.
The contest, called the most prestigious computer programming competition of its kind, will include tens of thousands of university students during its preliminary rounds through December. One hundred teams from approximately 90 countries on six continents will earn coveted spots at the contest’s World Finals on March 3, 2011 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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