GUST Teams Shine at KCPC 2018
GUST’s Computer Science teams ranked 2nd and 8th in the Sixth Kuwait Collegiate Programming Contest (KCPC) held at the Kuwait Technical College last week. Our team was able to solve seven complicated programming problems within five hours. The purpose of the contest is to foster creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform complex tasks as a team under pressure. GUST had two teams rank in the top 8, qualifying them both for the Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC) which will be held in Sharm Elsheikh next month.
The team that came in 2nd place was made up of: Amr Ahmed, Ebraheem Almuaili, and Abdulwahab Alsaleh. The team that came in 8th was made up of: Meshel Alkhrainej, Naila Ghani, and Shirin Abdelqader. All teams were mentored by Dr. Fadi Deeb, a faculty member in the Computer Science Department.
A total of eight GUST teams participated from the Computer Science Department. At the competition, 38 teams participated from different Kuwait educational institutions including: Australian College of Kuwait (ACK), Arab Open University (AOU), Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST), Kuwait Technical College (KTech), Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), Algonquin College Kuwait (AC-Kuwait), American University of the Middle East in Kuwait (AUM), Kuwait University (KU), and the American University of Kuwait (AUK).
The ACPC is a team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of the Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, and headquartered at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology in Egypt. The contest involves a regional network of universities hosting national competitions, the national winners advance to the ACM-ACPC Arab Regional.