Ateneans placed 4th in Asia-Manila leg of international programming competition

January 10, 2017

Fuchsia Moth receives the award for the Best Local Team (from the official ICPC Manila FB page)

One of Ateneo’s programming varsity teams, Fuchsia Moth, placed 4th in the Association for Computing Machinery-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) Asia-Manila Regionals held last Dec. 15, 2016 at the Rizal Library. They competed against 39 other teams and also bagged the Best Local Team award.

Team Fuchsia Moth is composed of students David Martin Cuajunco (BSM Applied Mathematics, Major in Mathematical Finance), Kyle Stephen See (BS Computer Science - BS Mathematics), Jose Enrico Tiongson (BS Computer Science - BS Mathematics), and coach Vernon Gutierrez. Gutierrez also won the Best Local Coach award.

Fuchsia Moth solved 5 out of 12 problems with a total of 784 minutes. They previously competed in the 2016 World Finals in Phuket, Thailand.

Fuchsia Moth during the 2016 World Finals in Phuket (from the official ICPC FB page)

After the contest, University President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin SJ, awarded the winners and congratulated everyone who participated. He also urged the students to share what they learned during the competition.

"Programming is about people. It's not just about numbers, letters or algorithms. I hope you see the faces behind those codes," he said. "The knowledge in this room is tremendous. I hope that we could share that power and knowledge with others."

The 2016 ACM-ICPC Asia-Manila Regionals Champion was Team Jbros from the National Taiwan University. Their mentor, Mr. Pu-Jen Cheng, was named as the Best Coach.

One of the members of Fuchsia Moth studies the algorithms on the computer.

Team G00dMeow also from the National Taiwan University was declared as the 1st Runner Up while the 2nd Runner Up was Quiwarriors 1 from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

The 3 other teams from the Ateneo de Manila University were Mobius (13th place, solving 3/12), ABL Tree and NSF Mangoes (both 16th place, solving 2/12).

For the list of team standings, click here.
For the official scoreboard, click here.