HKUST Hosts Greater China Collegiate Programming Contest
HKUST's Computer Science and Engineering Department hosted the Tsinghua-HKUST Programming Contest 2010 on August 17.
Undergraduates from Tsinghua University in Mainland China, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) tested their skills against each other at the HKUST campus in this exciting Greater China collegiate team competition.
It was the second time that this annual event had been held in Hong Kong. Launched 10 years ago, the contest was initially held between Tsinghua University in Beijing and National Tsing Hua in Taiwan. HKUST joined in 2007. The competition aims to foster creativity, teamwork and innovation in building new software programs among computer science students and to promote cultural exchange.
Seven teams took part in the challenge this year, two individual teams from each university and a joint "United Women's Team" formed by female students from all three institutions. Eventually Team one from Tsinghua University in Beijing, comprised of YU Huacheng, YU Linyun and XU Chiheng, beat the other contestants to take home the Championship.
Following the contest, all the teams were able to relax on the following day (August 18) with an expedition to explore Hong Kong.
Tsinghua-HKUST Programming Contest 2010 - Group Photo
Tsinghua-HKUST Programming Contest 2010 - Shapshot
Tsinghua-HKUST Programming Contest 2010 - Shapshots