Programming competitions

I always love reading Didith Rodrigo’s blog posts about programming competitions and my alma mater, Ateneo de Manila University. Her latest entry about Wilhansen Li and Thomas Dy‘s performance at Mapua’s PaC++klaban made me wish I could be teaching first-year computer science again! I think it’s amazing that Thomas plunged right into a C++ programming competition despite not having previous programming background in C++.

Wow, huh? I love the programming competition scene back home. It’s a great way to meet amazing people, and I hope Wilhansen and Thomas get as much (or more!) out of it than I did—and I learned a _lot!_

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