Programming Teams

In the traditional contest format, a team consists of three students. Teams are given a set of programming problems and short period of time (5 hours) to solve as many as they can - sharing one computer.

The CSB/SJU teams meet regularly during the semester to hone their problem-solving and programming skills while working with other interested students. Current students interested in participating should contact Prof Imad Rahal.

Following is the history of the teams' past competitions.

DigiKey Programming Contest 2010

Student programmers place second

A team of CSB/SJU student programmers, accompanied by Dr. Lynn Ziegler, placed second in the annual Digi-Key Collegiate Computing Competition (DKC3 - 2010) hosted by Digi-Key Corporation in Thief River Falls, Minn. The team of Jonathon Walz, Tony Ohmann, Joe Meyer, and Cong Van and coached by Dr. Imad Rahal competed in a pool of 18 teams from the following universities: Bemidji State University, North Dakota State University, St. Cloud State University, University of Minnesota - Duluth, University of Minnesota - Morris, University of North Dakota, Concordia College, Minot State University, Dickinson State University and CSB/SJU. Each CSB/SJU student of the winning team received a $200 Best Buy gift card, along with a $3,000 prize for the computer science department. The department will use the money to fund future trips to similar contests. This is CSB/SJU's second participation in the DKC3 programming contest. In 2009, two teams placed third and fourth.

(Oct. 25, 2010)

Fall 2010, ACM North Central Regional Programming Contest

Team Skynet: Jonathan Walz, Tony Ohmann and Cong Van
Team Jaguar: Joe Meyer, Andrew Thom and Kurtis Nusbaum
The A-Team: Xiao Wang, Wenzhi Wang and Ken Nguyeno  
   Team Skynet placed 8th out of 226
   Team Jaguar placed 106th out of 226
   The A-Team placed 119th out of 226
All CSB/SJU teams coached by Dr. Imad Rahal

 Fall 2007, ACM North Central Regional Programming Contest

David Harrison, Matt Lietzke, Jared Meyer (3rd place of 11 at their site, 62nd overall of 213 teams, 5th of 23 Minnesota teams)
Eric Bavier, Sean Landman, Nathan Stocker
Mario Camara, Cam Christensen, Yi Zhang
Heather Akerson, Jonathan Walz, Peter Ohman
The contest included 213 teams from seven states and two provinces, including 23 from Minnesota.
All CSB/SJU teams coached by Dr. Imad Rahal

Fall 2006, ACM North Central Regional Programming Contest

David Harrison, Michael Evans, Jared Meyer (First Place) coached by Dr. Imad Rahal
Nick Fay, Ryan Snee, and Doug Svendsen

Spring 2006, MICS Programming Contest

Sarah Knepper, Joe Outzen, and Ryan Snee (Second Place)

Fall 2005, ACM North Central Regional Programming Contest

Sarah Knepper, Stephanie Monzanno, Joe Outzen
Scott Buermann, Michael Evans, Matt Lietzke

Fall 2003, ACM North Central Regional Programming Contest

Jason Cross, Joe Outzen, and Chris Stocker placed 17th (5th among Minnesota teams). Nathaniel Dalbec, Michael Phenow, and Jonathan Schoen placed 32nd (9th among Minnesota teams). The contest include 182 teams, including 21 from Minnesota teams. 8 Nov 2003

Spring 2003, MICS Programming Contest

Mike Boldt, Mike Phenow, and Chris Stocker placed 3rd (1st among Minnesota teams). Nathaniel Dalbec and Chris Marsh placed 5th (3rd among Minnesota teams). The contest included 30 teams from five states, including 17 from Minnesota. Carl Burch coached both teams, with the help of Lynn Ziegler.

Fall 2002, ACM North Central Regional Programming Contest

Nathaniel Dalbec, Chris Marsh, and Chris Stocker placed 32nd (6th among Minnesota teams). Mike Boldt, Tim Durnan, and Mike Phenow placed 46th (11th among Minnesota teams). The contest included 153 teams from seven states and two provinces, including 22 from Minnesota. Carl Burch coached both teams.