Organized by Richard Marmorstein ’14, two teams of W&L computer science students competed at Longwood University’s programming contest on Oct. 22 in Farmville, VA. Despite limited practice the teams placed 2nd and 4th out of 16 teams. The competition included teams from Longwood, Lynchburg, William and Mary, Randolph-Macon, Bridgewater, and others. The 4th place team, ‘Syntax Errors to the Thrown Exception,’ consisted of Richard, Alex Baca ’14, and Suraj Bajracharya ’14, while the 2nd place team, ‘Direct Executioners,’ had Lee Davis ’13, Garrett Koller ’14, and Anton Reed ’14. Their nominal coach Dr. Stough attended with the teams and helped judge the competition.
The teams are now preparing to take their talents to Shippensburg, PA and the 2011 ACM Regional Programming Competition, with an opportunity to compete in the Nationals at stake. Go Syntax Errors and Direct Executioners!