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IT students place first in international collegiate programming contest

Representing CALABARZON and Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL), a group of junior and senior Information Technology (IT) students notched first place in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Southern Luzon 2017, held last October 1 at Ateneo de Naga University.

Malayan Colleges Laguna's representatives to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Southern Luzon 2017 with their coach, Prof. Khristian G. Kikuchi, at the awarding ceremony.

Coached by Prof. Khristian G. Kikuchi, Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) and Director of the Office for Information Technology Services (OITS), the team of John M. Disonglo, Marco C. Iligan, Aaron Kristoffer M. Lagdameo, and Eduard Joseph L. Likwong were able to make it to the top after solving 3 out of 10 machine problems within the allotted time of 5 hours, while the runners-up, University of Nueva Caceres Teams A and B, got one each.

The ACM ICPC is held annually in different regions of the world and serves as a gateway in joining the Asia Regional Competition and the World Finals Competition.

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