ACM/ICPC Programming Contest: Hefei, China

Yesterday I attended the ACM/ICPC Programming Competition in Hefei with Shao-Ting, Chengzu Zhou (Ricky), and Edgar Liu. Very impressive event. There were hundreds of Chinese students working in teams solving problem sets written in English while programming using NetBeans running on OpenSolaris. Absolutely outrageous. I had a ball. Loved every minute of it. Here are some shots:

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

Sun China is the technical sponsor for the regional China ACM events, which includes five live contests as well as a series of online pre-qualification sessions. In total, more than 15,000 Chinese students participate and touch OpenSolaris and NetBeans. That's very cool.
Comments:

OMG! Is that jimgris in a suit??????? ;-)

Posted by stevel on November 16, 2008 at 08:54 PM JST #

That's just amazing.
The volume of things in China is unbelievable.

Posted by Rafael on November 16, 2008 at 09:42 PM JST #

hi Rafael, this is shaoting, from Sun China team, I was there to attend this big event too.

These kids really were trained before the formal contest like how to use and administrate OpenSolaris and Netbeans, otherwise, they cannot do the contest since the OpenSolaris is the only default OS. It is really cool to see so many students running their contest on OpenSolaris.

Posted by Shao-Ting Fiona Duan on November 17, 2008 at 05:03 AM JST #

Steve ... yeah, I have one. Only one. :)

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on November 19, 2008 at 07:08 AM JST #

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