The results of the 2012 Penn State Harrisburg Programming Competition are in. Thirty-five students participated in the contest, attempting to solve as many problems as possible in two hours. The problem set consisted of five challenging problems, and the solutions had to produce an exact copy of the expected output for a large number of tests, subject to constraints on running time, memory use, and coding standards.
The first place finishers in each category will receive a $100 prize, with a $50 prize for second place, and a $25 prize for third place. The top three finishers for the two categories are as follows:
First Place: John Seaman
Second Place: Armand Soulliard
Third Place: Sylar Jesse
First Place: Jason Long
Second Place: Yi Deng
Third Place: Christopher Jackson
In the Undergraduate Student category, the second and third place finishes were very close. Armand Soulliard and Skylar Jesse both answered the same number of questions correctly, with the tie being broken only by the total time taken to answer the questions.
In the Graduate Student category, there was a three-way tie for second place that had to be broken by the total submission time. Yi Deng, Christopher Jackson, and Allen Brubaker all answered the same number of questions correctly.
In a very impressive showing, Jason Long, the first-place graduate student, answered all questions with 15 minutes left in the competition.
For information about future programming contests at Penn State Harrisburg, please contact Dr. Blum at email@example.com.