Moroccans Programmed for Success


We are proud to announce that this year two AUI teams, composed of Achraf Mamdouh, Mohamed Khalil Ait Brahim, Ahmed-Amine Boustani, and coached by Al Akhawayn Professor Dr. Riduan Abid, have been selected to advance to the Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC). During the competition, our students competed against 101 other teams from across 11 different MENA countries. The winning team, “The Moroccan Champion”, earned the Maghreb Arab regional seat, qualifying them to be the representatives for Maghreb Arab region at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in Beijing China on April 14-18, 2018.


The ACM ICPC is the premier global programming competition conducted by and for the world's top universities. Since 1970, the ACM ICPC has hosted hundreds of thousands of students. In order to advance to the ACM ICPC, teams must first pass two pre-requisite rounds: (1) the national round, wherein each country selects the best programmers from their nation, and (2) the regional round, wherein each region—such as MENA, North America, or South Asia—selects the best programmers from among the different top national winners.


As such, the ACM ICPC sees tens of thousands of the finest students and faculty from the computing world every year. These contestants come from some 3,000 universities—such as MIT, Princeton, Oxford, Moscow University, Tokyo Institute of technology, Pekin University, and Chennai Mathematical School—and from over 100 countries on 6 continents.