Binary Bears Receive Honorable Mention at International Computer Competition
TOKYO - Mercer University's Binary Bears return to campus this weekend after a week in Tokyo, Japan, competing against the top computer programming college teams in the world at the 2007 ACM International Computer Programming Contest.
In Toyko for the competition are, left to right, advisor Andy Digh, an associate professor of Computer Science; senior Britt Daniel, of Grovetown, a computer science and math major; junior David Thomas of Macon, a computer science and math major; and senior John Wright of Warner Robins, a computer science major.
The event concluded Thursday night with the awards ceremony where the Mercer team was recognized for Honorable Mention in North America, along with Harvard, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, and UNC Chapel Hill. M.I.T. captured first in North America. The complete standings and problems are out at the official site.
Additonal information and some great photographs of the team are available at http://www.cs.mercer.edu/new/. Faculty adviser Andy Digh said Britt Daniel, David Thomas and John Wright represented Mercer well. " I am so proud of them," he said. "They finished in the top two percent of 6,100 teams world-wide and have set the standards high."
The memorable week concluded Friday with a day to explore the Tokyo areas of Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ginza. The Mercer team members begin their journey home at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.