It’s go time for Hamilton students who will be tackling real-world computing problems at the International Collegiate Programming Contest.
Students have been practicing each Tuesday with Darren Strash, assistant professor of computer science, in preparation for the Northeast North America regional contest that begins online Saturday. The contest draws teams from Canada and the Northeast who hope to move on to the North America Championship, which selects the teams that will represent North America at the World Finals.

Watch the video to see how students have been able to work closely with Strash outside the classroom as they learn new coding skills and, just as importantly, how to work in teams as they seek solutions to challenging problems.

The students participating in this weekend’s competition include on the first team, “Segmentation’s Fault,” Ekaterina Bondarenko ’24, James Frazier ’24, and Ahmed Farghly ’24. Members of the second team, “JSON bros,” are Brian Tran ’25, Giancarlo Spagnoli ’25, and Matthew Maillet ’24.

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