St. Mark's students Jason Chen '20 and Carl Guo '22 won first place in the 33rd Annual Providence College Computer Science Programming Contest, held at the Ryan Center for Business Studies on March 11. The competition field included 19 schools from Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The contest follows the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) format, where teams of up to four students are given one computer and nine problems to solve. Coding is done in either Java or C++. Students get credit for solving problems with both accuracy and speed. The team did a great job answering eight of nine questions. Only one other team finished eight questions. Part of the first-place prize is a $5,000 scholarship for each of four years to Providence College.
Two other members of this year's team, Luc Cote '19 and Chapin Pyne '20, did not compete, due to other Spring Break commitments.