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Codito, Ergo Sum*

Codito, Ergo Sum*

The IDI Open 2009 programming contest was held on 25th of April, with 60 teams participating in the event. This years competition was multi-national with programming teams from both Denmark and Germany, as well as teams from the University of Bergen in Norway, and from external companies.

The winners of IDI Open 2009 was the #define NAME_to_be_defined team (Christos Tzamos, Håkon Hitland, and Ruben Spaans), which solved eight problems. They were closely followed by three teams which each solved seven problems; the Team Evil Enterprise Edition from Yahoo!, and two teams from the University of Aarhus in Denmark.

All onsite teams solved at least one problem, even though one of the easy ones was harder than intended. None of the onsite teams managed to solve any of the three hardest problems, but one of the Aarhus teams (Robotic Encryption) solved one.

For the first time in contest's history a women only programming team competed in IDI Open. The aim to best last years figure of 60 teams participating was almost reached, and we hope next years participation will break the record both in number of teams and participants.

IDI congratulate the winners, and hope all the contestants had fun programming.

Photos from IDI Open 2009 (flickr).

* The latin phrase cogito ergo sum is attributed to the 17th century French philosopher, mathematician and physiologist Rene Descartes. It means - I think, therefore I am. Computer science jargon has modified the original latin to codito ergo sum, which is supposed to mean - I code, therefore I am.

By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 27.04.2009     
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