The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)-NUCES Student Chapter is one of the most remarkable and academics-oriented societies at FAST-NU. Ever since its inception, it has proved itself to be the pioneer among the youth in terms of promoting the growth and learning of computer science and its many branches. This year, ACM-NUCES organized Coders Cup which is an annual speed programming event open to students of all batches. The event is handled solely by the students of the university with surpassed guidance from the faculty.
The event was held from 14th of November 2016 to the 22nd of November 2016. The first 4 days of the competition were assigned to the qualifying rounds. The junior batch was the first to enter the battlefield on 14th November followed by the freshmen, senior, and the sophomore batches on the 15th, 16th, and 17th respectively. Several teams participated in the competition and each round was more eventful than the last. The top 4 teams of each batch were selected and put into houses designated to the theme of this year’s Coders Cup: The Muslim Scientists. Each house namely Al-Khwarizmi, Ibn-e-Battuta, Omar Khayyam, and Jabir Ibn Hayyan had one team from each batch. This year ACM-NUCES went a step ahead and invited teachers to relive their glory days and participate as equals in the competition. Teachers were appointed as House Captains in teams of two.
The final round was held on the 22nd of November 2016 in Lab 8 where we witnessed history being made as excellent programmers from each batch, and each age group went head-to-head against each other to mark their place in the run for the famous Coders Cup Trophy. After two hours of immense pressure on the participants, the house to come out on top was the house led by Sir Shahbaz and Sir Sulaiman, the house Omar Khayyam.
The victors of the Coders Cup 2016 were announced in the closing ceremony held immediately after the final round ended and the crowd cheered as the stage was taken by the crowning of the members of house Omar Khayyam. And with that the event signed off for next year.