You are hereex-AIPO students top Irish team at the UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition

ex-AIPO students top Irish team at the UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition

By admin - Posted on 10 October 2014

UKIEPC-2014-WinnersFirst year CPSSD students, Conor and Darragh Griffin stormed to victory at this year's UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition held in the School of Computing, DCU on Saturday. The twins finished first out of 10 other Undergraduate teams around the country and placed a very respectful 15th out of all 70 UK and Irish University teams. This is the first time DCU has been the Irish host site for the competition and great to get home success in it's first year of hosting.

UKIEPC1Last year, another CPSSD won the Irish section of the UKIEPC competition ( showing you the calibre of students coming into this new DCU undergraduate degree programme. Conor and Darragh Griffin are no stranger to competitive programming having competed in the second-level All-Ireland Programming Olympiad for the previous 2 years, with Conor winning a place on the Irish team to travel to the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics ( in Taipei in July.

The Final Standing were: 

Rank Team Member Uni
1 Brute Force Conor Griffin DCU
1 Brute Force Darragh Griffin DCU
2 sudo_apt-get_rekt Gareth Sheehan Maynooth
2 sudo_apt-get_rekt Robert Kelly (Postgrad) Maynooth
2 sudo_apt-get_rekt John McGowan Maynooth
3 Teamo Supremo Yerlan Turekeshov UCD
3 Teamo Supremo Thomas Dunne UCD
3 Teamo Supremo Padraig Nolan UCD

The full results can be found at:

Problem set and solution descriptions can be found on our UKIEPC page:

The UKIEPC is a practice competition for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) where teams of undergraduates have 5 hours to solve a set of ten programming problems. The same problemset is used at all sites and has both very easy and very difficult problems. Conor and Darragh would hope to go to the next stage of the ICPC in Sweden in November were they would compete against university teams from all across northern Europe.