UCF’s Programming Team has advanced to the North American championship round of the 2021 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the oldest and most prestigious collegiate programming contest. 

More than 60,000 teams from more than 100 countries started out in the international competition. The UCF team won its regional and divisional titles to advance to the North American round to become one of the final 32 teams that will compete. Last year, the team brought home third place.

The in-person event was held for the first time at UCF in August 2021. UCF Board of Trustees Chair Beverly Seay has long been involved with ICPC and was instrumental in bringing the competition to campus.

Alan Eustace ’79 ’81 MS ‘84PhD, computer science alumnus and former senior vice president of Google, has donated to the UCF Programming Team for more than a decade to help build an internationally significant computer science workforce.