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Collegiate Programmers to Participate in ‘Tech Olympics’

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Collegiate Programmers to Participate in ‘Tech Olympics’

WACO, Texas
Thousands of collegiate programmers are expected to participate in the international “Tech Olympics,” also known as the 2004-2005 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Sponsored by IBM, the contest allows programmers to work with Linux and Eclipse languages. This year, IBM will expose the programmers to Power parallel computing technologies.
“With much of the leading work in programming today dedicated to developing applications that will run on parallel supercomputers, this contest will give young programmers exposure to advanced programming environments,” says Gabby Silberman, program director, IBM Centers for Advanced Studies.
During the next three months, regional competitions across the world  will draw more than 3,000 teams from over 70 countries on six continents. Of these, 75 teams will compete at the World Finals on April 3-7, 2005, in Shanghai, China, hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The 2004 ACM-ICPC World Finals took place in Prague, Czech Republic, this past March, where the St. Petersburg (Russia) Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics emerged as the world champion.
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