Chinese, Russian teams take top spots
It’s not unusual for companies to offer selective guidance when it comes to sourcing candidates with unique skills-sets or experience.
We were recently asked to search for and recruit three teams of engineers for a global consulting firm. The Selection Committee suggested we send one of our own fulfillment research teams to Harbin, China to observe and meet with engineering students from around the world.
How the world is changing
Students from Shanghai Jiaotong University have been named the 2010 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Champions. Moscow State University, National Taiwan University, and Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University followed in the second, third and fourth ranked positions, with all four teams being honored with Gold status recognition.
The competition, sponsored by IBM, took place February 1 to 6 at Harbin Engineering University in Harbin, China.
Referred to as “The Battle of the Brains,” the ACM ICPC World Finals challenged the world’s top 103 university teams to use open standard technology in designing software that solves real-world problems. Each team of three students faced 11 problems of varying levels of difficulty. The contest problems were modeled after real-world issues such as developing programs which will predict where rain water from tsunamis and hurricanes will accumulate. In five short hours, students solved more than a semester’s worth of computer programming material.
Learn more about the 2010 ACM ICPC and all of the team rankings.
View all of the 2010 ACM ICPC team rankings.
Read the ACM press release.
Brian Patrick Cork