CS@VT team takes top prize at IDT Programming Competition for second year in a row

Publish Date: 03/11/2013

(Pictured left to right: Thom Garrett (IDT), Eeshan Shah, Ian Davies and Karthik Kumar)

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) held the final round of its annual High School and Collegiate Programming Contest on Saturday, March 2, at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA. The competition focused on innovative methods of implementing Automated Software Testing techniques. Several local high school and university teams participated.

In the High School Division, McLean High School won first place (Akshay Karthik, Peter Ott, Drew Sorrels). IDT recognized McLean’s coach, Jean Wright, for her 31 years of teaching Computer Science at the high school level. Two teams from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) placed second and third.

In the Collegiate Division, Virginia Tech won first place (Ian Davies, Karthik Kumar, Eeshan Shah). Second place went to William & Mary (James Rountree and Gregory Smith). McLean High School team with coach Jean Wright. “The purpose of this type of event is to promote student interest in Automated Software Testing through problem solving, teamwork, and innovative technology,” said Thom Garrett, IDT contest chair. The top three high school teams earned cash awards for the Computer Science Departments at their schools, as well as prizes and T-shirts for the participants. The college teams won cash awards for their team members. IDT’s annual programming contest is open to teams from high schools and colleges in Virginia, Maryland, and DC.

For more information about future contests, visit contest.IDTus.com.

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