Students excel in computer programming contest

Jacob Stringer, Samuel Dobson, Samuel Irvine and Dr Koehler

Massey University’s computer programming team will head to Sydney later this month after winning a place in the next round of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.

The team, which is called “TryCatchUs” and comprises computer and information sciences students Samuel Dobson, Samuel Irvine and Jacob Stringer, were coached by Dr Henning Koehler from the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology.

They will travel with three other New Zealand teams to compete for the opportunity to participate in next year’s international finals in Beijing.

The global contest, hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery, is a competitive educational programme that aims to raise the aspirations and performance of computer sciences and engineering students.

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