This weekend, the national part of the Nordic Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC) 2012 took place at NTNU. This year 63 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.
This year four new sites joined the NCPC event: Karlstad and Luleå in Sweden and Tampere and Lappeenranta in Finland. The contest has increased by 10% (23 teams) compared with last year.
The best NTNU team was the one-man-team Team Cacophony (Ruben Spaans). He was also best at NTNU the two previous years. Ruben solved a total of 7 problems and ended up as number 11th in total.
NTNU's best student teams were Sponset av Gunnar Inge (Torbjørn Morland, Andreas Morland and Karl Johan Heimark), The Dining Philosophers (Magne Vikjord, Edvard Kristoffer Karlsen) and 2b||!2b (Vegard Edvardsen, Jean Niklas L'Orange and Christer Emil Haga Bru). The three best students teams each solved 5 of the problems. The two best teams won a sponsored trip to the NWERC contest.
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 and Opera Software 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)