This weekend, the national part of the Nordic Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC) 2011 took place at NTNU. This year 65 teams spent their Saturday at campus, programming, eating pizza and having fun. It is impressive to see so many students gather early on a Saturday for a 5 hour programming contest.
The best NTNU team was the one-man-team Team Cacophony (Ruben Spaans). He was also best at NTNU (and in Norway) last year. Ruben solved a total of 7 problems, and he was the only one solving the Pricate Space problem at NTNU.
NTNU's best student team was Sponset av Gunnar Inge (Torbjørn Morland and Karl Johan Heimark). They solved 6 of the problems and qualified for ICPC.
The NCPC event was coordinated between several Nordic universities. All the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) participated at the same time, making it a true Nordic event. NCPC is part of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
Bekk, Opera Software and Software-Innovation sponsored the Norwegian part of the event. The best teams from the NWERC event will be qualified for the World Championship in programming.
Photos from the programming event (Flickr)