Campus / News / November 4, 2013

Knox programming team competes in computing challenge

The Computer Science Department sent four teams of students to compete in the Association for Computing Machinery (the other ACM) Intercollegiate Programming last Saturday, finishing second among liberal arts schools in the region.

The top-finishing Knox team (“Team X-Ray”) consisted of juniors Ben Lyon and Matt Lichty and sophomore Nicholas Liberko, who placed 32nd overall.

There were 139 teams from 63 schools competing in the Mid-Central regional competition, each given five hours to solve eight different programing problems. The winners would go on to represent the region next June in the ACM Intercollegiate Programming Contest World Finals, which will take place in Yekatrinburg, Russia. This year the two winning teams came from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Other Knox students who attended were:

  • Juniors Matthew Klich and Eli Nelson and sophomore David Rincon-Cruz, (“Team Kilo”)
  • Senior Lauren Harris, juniors Anda Xu and Zeyu (Joe) Miao and sophomore Izak McGieson, who was a reserve (“Team November”)
  • Freshman Andrew Richter and juniors Nate Chadderdon and Matt Skinner (“Team Oscar”)
Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.

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