BYU’s Competitive Programming Team Takes Egypt

November 07, 2023

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Brigham Young University, now a leading force in competitive programming, is thrilled to announce that our talented programming team has received a prestigious invitation to participate in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals. This will mark the university’s third appearance at the World Finals, and the first in more than 20 years.

The ICPC World Finals are scheduled to take place in Luxor, Egypt on April 18, 2024.

The team, consisting of Teikn Smith, Thomas Draper, and Lawry Sorenson, have demonstrated exceptional talent and perseverance throughout their journey in competitive programming. They have showcased their proficiency in solving complex algorithmic problems, teamwork, and innovation in various regional competitions, earning their well-deserved spot in the ICPC World Finals.

"I am incredibly excited that our team has qualified for the 2023 ICPC World Finals. They will compete in Luxor, Egypt in mid-April with roughly 140 of the other top universities from across the globe." Said Ryan Farrell, coach of the CPC team. “It is quite an accomplishment for them to have finished just minutes behind top computer science programs like UC Berkeley, and ahead of others like UT Austin and UIUC and Ivy League schools including Yale, Princeton, UPenn, and Brown.”

Attending the ICPC World Finals not only reflects our team's capabilities but also highlights our commitment to fostering a culture of excellence and innovation within our university. It further strengthens our growing reputation as leaders in the competitive programming space.

About BYUs Competitive Programming Team:

The Competitive Programming Team was created by professor, Ryan Farrell, in 2018. The Competitive Programming Team provides opportunities for students to become highly-skilled problem solvers and programmers. They participate in several competitions throughout the year, both corporate-sponsored competitions and the regional International Collegiate Programming Contest.