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Croatians Win Silver at World’s Most Prestigious Programming Contest

croatiaCroatia has beaten off 127 teams from some of the best universities in the world, including Harvard and MIT, to finish second at the world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest…

Croatia’s team of Stjepan Glavina, Ivan Katanić and Gustav Matula from Zagreb’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, have won silver at the ACM ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) World Finals which were held recently in Morocco. The Croatians are 7th in the overall standings.

The top teams from around the world come together each year to determine the best of the best of the best at the World Finals. During the contest, the teams are given 5 hours to solve between 8 and 12 programming problems. They must submit solutions as programs in C, C++, or Java. Programs are then run on test data. If a program fails to give a correct answer, the team is notified and can submit another program. The winner is the team which correctly solves most problems.

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