Ateneo's Programming Varsity Team beats other Filipino schools in the ACM ICPC Regionals in Singapore

December 16, 2015

Ateneo’s Programming Varsity Team, Fuchsia Moth, ranked 13th out of 56 in the ACM ICPC Regionals (Inter-Collegiate Programming Championships) held in Singapore last December 10, 2015.

The team, Fuchsia Moth, composed of David Martin Cuajunco (3AMF), Kyle Stephen See (4CS), and Jose Enrico Tiongson (3CS) competed against Korea University, Shanghai Jiao Tong, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, UP Diliman, Ateneo de Naga and others.
Fuchsia Moth completed 6 out of 11 problems in 761 minutes, making them the top Philippine team!

“The hard work, determination, commitment, and focus of these three young men and the other members of the Programming Varisty has been a true inspiration,” Dr. Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, head of the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences said. She added “I thank and congratulate them for raising the bar of excellence in the competitive programming scene both within the Ateneo and in the country in general.”

She also thanked “the people who have nurtured and continue to nurture our Programming Varsity teams: Coach Vernon Gutierrez; past coaches Janssen Marwin L. Go, John Paul Vergara, Jon Fernandez, Pablo Manalastas, John Boaz Lee, Jong Wong, Mike Ybanez; my co-managers Jessica O Sugay and David Diy; the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences; the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science faculty, administration, and staff; the Office of the Vice-President for the Loyola Schools; the Office of the President; and the Office of University Relations.

Lastly, Dr. Rodrigo thanked the team’s sponsors: Miguel Arguelles, Zoe Brillantes, Paul Ignatius Echevarria, Globe Telecom, Vernon Gutierrez, Yasmeen Khaleeli, Jaeyoun Kim, Neill Li, Martin Lorenzo, Kimberly Anne Martin, Jino Noel, Jaren Ryan Rex, Gabby Sanchez, Arlyne Santos, Emanuel Saringan, Debbie Tan, Paulo Tioseco, Sally Vy De la Cerna, William Emmanuel Yu, and other donors who wished to remain anonymous.