The top computer programming students in North America have descended on the University of Central Florida’s campus on Monday to compete in the North America Championship round of the 2022 International Collegiate Programming Contest.
UCF, a longtime competitor in the event, is hosting 49 other elite teams of student programmers from institutions across the U.S. and Canada, including MIT, Harvard, Georgia Tech, Purdue and many others.
According to a news release, “participating universities assemble three-member teams of students who train rigorously to compete at solving real-world computer programming challenges.”
In total, 150 students race against the clock in a competition of logic, strategy and mental endurance.
The top teams will advance to World Finals, to be held in 2023.
UCF has ranked among the best in the nation for the past 40 years in the ICPC competitions and ranked No. 1 in North America and No. 10 in the world.
Every year for the past decade, a UCF team has qualified for the World Finals.