School of Computer Science Students Attend CS Games

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

School of Computer Science Students at the CS Games

Students from the School of Computer Science attended the Computer Science Games, a social computing competition over the weekend of March 22-25th, 2019. Students made the trek to Polytechnique Montreal to participate in a three day collegiate competition that includes challenges from all aspects of computing, including reserve engineering, hardware hacking, mobile development, and functional programming. Organized by students from different university every year, the CS Games is open to all undergraduate students.

Computing students Keefer Rourke, Isaac Wismer and Brandon Lit finished third place in the Relaying Programming challenge. In this six hour relay-programming competition, no communication was allowed between teammates. Tasked with three challenging problems, teammates had to drop everything and pick up where another person left off every hour. This challenge meant that the participants had to write clean, well-documented code that anyone in their team could understand and extend quickly to arrive at a solution.

Daniel Kolodziejczak and Jovan Suvajac finished third place in the six hour Artificial Intelligence challenge. The winning team made the best use of logical programming, machine learning algorithms, game theory, and reasoning to build a bot that would beat the other competing teams.

The two awards were handed out on Sunday evening at the banquet and closing ceremony. Congratulations to the winning teams! Well deserved!

If you would like to learn more about this year's conference, please visit http://2019.csgames.org/.

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