John Hawthorn

ACM ICPC Regional Programming Competition

Last Saturday, November 7th, I competed in the ACM ICPC 2009 Pacific Northwest Regional Programming Competition. The UVic White team, consisting of Scott Porter, Dan Sanders, and myself, placed 4th behind UBC^ and two teams from Stanford. I’m very happy with this result and hopeful that this gets us a wildcard spot for the world finals in Harbin, China. UVic’s second team, UVic blue, finished an impressive 23rd. Final standings are available here.

I had a great time and would really like to thank my teammates and our terrific coach Sean Falconer.


Seems that we’ve missed the wildcard spot, which is pretty disappointing since our region had been given three spots for the two previous years. We’ll be redoubling our efforts for next years regional to ensure we’ll make the top two spots. Congrats to the UBC and Stanford teams who I’ll be cheering for in the world finals.