Aberdeen students take second place in international programming competition
A team of students from Robert Gordon University's (RGU) School
of Computing achieved second place in the Irish Collegiate
Programming Contest, the only Scottish competitors in the
Working to solve eight complex programming problems over the
course of a four-hour timed period, BSc (Hons) Computer Science
students, Alin Rohnean (21), Alexandru Faur (23), and Alexandru
Ghitescu-Hrin (22) who live in the city centre, along with Team
Coach and Lecturer Dr Daniel Doolan, battled it out against 30
other university teams.
Hosted by University College Cork's Association for Computing
Machinery Student Chapter, the competition was designed to foster a
passion for computer programming by bringing together students from
across the UK to put their knowledge of algorithms, problem solving
and computer programming to the test.
The RGU team were sponsored in the competition by Aberdeen-based
IT firm, Codify, specialists in developing software for business.
Codify's Managing Director, Mark Griffiths, is a graduate from
RGU's School of Computing and several of his staff are fellow RGU
alumni. A member of staff also currently sits on the School's
Industrial Advisory Board.
Mark Griffiths commented:
"I would like to congratulate the team on this fantastic
achievement - to come second out of 30 teams speaks volumes about
the calibre of talent. I look forward to Codify continuing to
support RGU's students and this important industry in the
Daniel Doolan, Team Coach and Lecturer at the School, adds:
"I am delighted that our students achieved second place in a
competition with such a high standard of entries. The team worked
hard and dealt with the pressure of competing at an international
level very well.
"I'd like to thank Codify for their generous support without
which this success would not have been possible."