Khalifa University announced today that it will organize and host the second Gulf Programming Contest (GPC 2012) on March 14th and 15th at its Abu Dhabi campus.
The GPC 2012 offers students majoring in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology, or any IT related subjects an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in programming and problem solving while meeting with other students from around the Gulf.
The event is being organized and hosted by Khalifa University and sponsored by Lockheed Martin, Knowledge Point, Etisalat-BT Innovation Center (EBTIC), Emirates Advanced Network for Research and Education (Ankabut), IEEE and the Chartered Institute for IT.
The GPC 2012 pits teams of three university students against eight or more complex, real-world problems, with a grueling five-hour deadline. The teams must use a single computer and race against the clock in a battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance. The team that solves the most problems in the fewest attempts in the least cumulative time is the winner.
The GPC 2012 helps to prepare teams for the upcoming Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and World Programming Contest that will be held in Warsaw, Poland in May, 2012.
“Khalifa University is delighted to host this year’s Gulf Programing Contest. This competition provides GCC students with an enjoyable challenge beyond the traditional learning methods and offers an opportunity to showcase their technical skills and creativity in an intellectually exciting environment,” says Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Khalifa University’s Executive Vice President. “Khalifa University is proud to support this contest and events like this present science and technology in a fun and exciting way for our students and the broader public.”
The winner of the GPC 2012 will be announced on March 15th.