Computer programmers finish 3 teams in top 10Nov 11th, 2009 | By tfedderson2 | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 12, 2009
Three teams of UNL student computer programmers placed in the top 10 in the Oct. 31 North Central North America Regional competition of the IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.
The Incendiary Pigs team of UNL seniors Tim Echtenkamp, Tyler Lemburg and Steve Trout finished second in the region.
Other top 10 UNL teams were: Drop Table Teams – Seniors Justin Popek, Chris Rummel and Alan Wigness, sixth in the region; and Pelpsian I|t – Juniors John Benes, Dylan Douglas and Justin Hicks, seventh in the region.
The Incendiary Pigs is expected to receive a wild card invitation to compete in the world finals, Feb. 1-6 in Harbin, China.
The coach of the UNL teams is Charles Riedesel, assistant professor of practice in Computer Science and Engineering.