Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) and an engineering team from Chulalongkorn University gave a satisfying performance at “ACM-ICPC World Finals 2017”, the world’s oldest and largest international programming contest. CU team, which qualified for the World Finals after winning the national and regional competitions, made an impressive achievement by finishing 34th place amongst 133 teams from around the world.
ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM - ICPC) is the world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest. The contest is divided into 3 classes: 1) Local Contest or national contest; 2) Regional Contest where the winner qualifies for the higher class; and 3) World Finals. CPCU Debuggers from Chulalongkorn University was the only Thai team that advanced to the World Finals which took place on May 21-25, 2017 in Rapid City, South Dakota, US.
Mr. Chatchai Khunpitiluck, Deputy Director of DEPA, said DEPA has encouraged Thai university students to join the contest for seven consecutive years and this is the second time that the Thai team advanced to the World Finals. He congratulated and praised the CU team after quickly solving 5 quizzes and finishing in 34th place against all 133 contenders. The team’s success at ACM-ICPC reflected its excellence and well preparedness of the university students and their coaches and professors of CU’s Faculty of Engineering. DEPA has also supported the preparedness of all participating youths through Boost Up Camp where they are trained and enhance expertise ahead of the contest. Apart from challenging experiences., ACM-ICPC World Finals 2017 provided Thai youths with a great opportunity for education and career in the future as some contenders are sought after by the local software industry as well as companies in Silicon Valley, US, and global industry. DEPA congratulated CPCU Debuggers Team from Chulalongkorn University for its impressive performance at the international contest.
At ACM-ICPC World Finals 2017, the teams that rapidly and accurately solved all quizzes and finished in the top three were St. Petersburg ITMO, University of Warsaw and Seoul National University, respectively.