A team consisting of SEAS students
Harsh Dalal, Jainil Vachhani and Nirav Akbari
named "Carpe_Diem" and adviced by Dr. Divakaran, was placed 41st out of 168 teams in the regionals round of ACM-ICPC (Association for Computing Machinery - International Collegiate Programming Contest) held at Kolkata-Kanpur on 24th December 2017. This places the team ahead of the teams from almost all engineering institutions in Gujarat.
The ACM-ICPC is a multi-tier, team-based, programming competition. Headquartered at Baylor University, Texas, it operates according to the rules and regulations formulated by the ACM. The ACM ICPC is considered as the "Olympics of Programming Competitions". It is quite simply, the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world. The contest participants come from over 2,000 universities that are spread across 80 countries and six continents. For the ACM ICPC 2017 - 2018 Indian regionals, there were 5 sites within India. The five regional sites include - Amritapuri, Hindustan University, NITTTR, Kolkata (multisite with UIET Kanpur), IIT Kharagpur and IIITM Gwalior. The top teams from these sites would be qualifying for the world finals.