The King Abdullah II School of Information Technology at the University of Jordan (UJ) was a host for the 4th Amman Collegiate Programming Competition (Amman CPC).
Held on Saturday, August 19, under the patronage of UJ President Prof. Azmi Mahafzah, the event was organized in cooperation with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
The event drew participation from 24 teams from 7 universities across Amman are Al- Balqa' Applied University, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Philadelphia University, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Applied Science University, Middle East University, as well as UJ.
Each team, comprised of three students and an academic supervisor, worked in a competitive environment to solve 13 programming problems in 5 hours.
Before the announcement of the results, President Mahafzah pronounced a short speech commending the efforts of the participants, organizers and the Jordan Ahli Bank, the event's official sponsor.
In turn, Dr. Ahmad Al Hussein, General Manager of the Jordan Ahli Bank, thanked UJ for hosting this competition, calling on the students to continue to learn and buildup on their skills in the field.
Dr. Ashraf Ahmed, Chairman of the Association of Jordanian Computer Programmers and Chairman of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) ICPC Levant Region, spoke about the history of the international contest which dates back to 1987, and was held for the first time in Jordan in 2010.
The 2017 Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC) will be held at UJ in October.