University of Havana Team to Represent Cuba in World Finals of
Int’l Collegiate Programming Contest
HAVANA, Cuba, May 9 (acn) A team of
students from the University of Havana will represent Cuba in
the upcoming World Finals of the Association for Computing
Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC),
scheduled for May 14-18, in Warsaw, Poland.
The team —made up
of Alfonso Alfonso, Leandro Castillo, Ramón Reyes and
Professor Alfredo Somoza as their coach— earned their ticket
when they won
the Caribbean Finals held in Havana last November with the
of 31 teams from 17 higher education centers of Cuba, the
Republic, Jamaica and Costa Rica.
Sponsored by IBM since 1997, the contest dates back to a
at Texas A&M in 1970. Headquartered at Baylor University
since 1989, the
event has expanded into a global network of universities
competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World
Cuba has already presented its request to host the ACM-ICPC
between the years 2015 and 2020. Other candidates include
Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.