Karlstad’s best programmers crowned2018-10-19
Students, alumni and representatives of local IT companies participated in the Karlstad Programming Contest, held on 6 October. At the end of the contest, team Bug Repellent, with Dan Wolff from Altran, Marcus Söder from Sogeti, and Niclas Fredriksson, computer science student at Karlstad University, emerged as winners with four solved tasks.
"It was really fun to participate," says Marcus Söder from Sogeti. "Since it was my first contest, it was great to be on a team with Dan, who had participated before. It meant that we could avoid many novice mistakes and focus directly on solving the tasks together."
Ten teams, comprising a maximum of three members, had to solve eleven programming tasks of various difficulties in five hours. They were only allowed a computer, literature and their skills.
"It’s the seventh year we host the contest here at the university, and we see that it has become more and more popular," says Jonathan Vestin, contest organiser and PhD student in computer science at Karlstad University. "In addition to testing one’s own programming skills, the contest is a good way for companies to get in touch with excellent students. And the students have the opportunity to showcase their skills to potential employers."
The planning of next year’s contest is already underway.
"I don’t want to say too much, but the aim is to develop the contest further. Keep an eye on this webpage ahead of the next contest for more information," is Jonathan Vestin’s tip.
More information on the contest, including the programming tasks and solutions, is available here.
The Karlstad Programming Contest is a leg of the Nordic Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC), which takes place simultaneously at 21 Nordic universities and university colleges.
From left, second runner ups: Björn Pettersson and Klara Jonsson, first runner up: Onur Jadermark, and the winners: Niclas Fredriksson, Marcus Söder and Dan Wolff.