Thirty Teams to Compete in Programming Contest


WHO: Thirty teams of computer programmers from more than a dozen colleges and universities across the Southeast, including Georgia Tech, Wofford College and Augusta State University. Mercer University’s Binary Bears will field five teams in the event.
WHAT: Mercer’s computer science department’s Spring Programming Competition
WHEN:   1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22
WHERE:  The Computer Science Building off College Street on Mercer’s Macon Campus.
WHY:  Teams are competing for awards in two divisions. The competition will pit three-person teams in the divisions against one another to see who can program their way through six to 10 problems the fastest and with the fewest errors.
There will be many opportunities for video and photos. Media interested in doing interviews with students or professors or getting still photographs or video should contact Mark Vanderhoek at (478) 301-4037 or (478) 952-5514.