I’m here in Orlando to coach the University of New South Wales team in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest world finals. A team of three uni students gets a computer and five hours to solve nine or ten really tough problems. (See last year’s set, for instance). The finals were going to be in Egypt in February, but for some reason or other had to be moved here instead.
Here’s a picture of our team at orientation. (The balloons are awarded to the teams during the contest each time they solve a problem so everyone can see how they are doing.)
Update: South Pacific champions: