AUI did it again: Excellence is becoming our tradition! Al Akhawayn University won the 1st place in the 2017’ ACM National Collegiate Programming Contest (MCPC)

Al Akhawayn University has won first place in the ACM National Collegiate Programming Contest (MCPC) for the forth time in a row, ACM MCPC'17 hosted by UIR, Université International de Rabat on October 28-29 was mainly sponsored by MACM (The Moroccan Association for Computing Machinery) and the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research.

AUI programming team made up of Achraf MAMDOUH, Mohamed Khalil AIT BRAHIM, Ahmed Amine BOUSTANI and Coach Mohamed Riduan ABID, Associate Professor of Computer Science, was ranked first among 83 participating teams from all over the country, including top Moroccan Engineering Schools (ENSIAS, EMI, INPT, EHTP, ..)

The Moroccan Collegiate Programming Contest (MCPC) is a problem solving collegiate competition that focuses on programming skills. It is a qualifying round for the ACM Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC). MCPC is organized in the same spirit and is governed by all applicable rules of the ICPC. Winners of an MCPC contest get the chance to represent Morocco in the Arab world ACM ACPC'17 (Arab Collegiate Programming Contest) to be held in Sharm-Sheikh / Egypt, Nov 24-28, 2017 and compete against the best Arab teams. The Qualified teams in ACPC'17 will represent the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region in ACM ICPC'17 (International Collegiate Programming Contest) to be held in Beijing, China, April 15-20, 2018.

The first 3 prizes were handled by Mr. Khalid SAMADI, the Secretary of State for Higher Education and Scientific Research who announced his full support and appreciation of the MCPC'17 competition, and declared that the Ministry will take full charge of the trips' costs of all qualified teams to ACPC'17 / Egypt.

Worth mentioning that another/Second AUI team (Team name: slowPoke) qualified to ACPC'17 as well. slowPoke ranked 7th by solving 5 problems. The team is composed of: Omar MOUSA, Ahmed LEKSSAYS, Ali ELABRIDI

Podium Ranking:
1. AUI - solved 9 problems
2. EHTP (Ecole Hassania) - 7 problems
3. ENSA Marrakech - 7 problems