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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 13:29 p.m.

The URJC wins silver in the Ada Byron competitive programming tournament

The URJC wins silver in the Ada Byron competitive programming tournament The URJC wins silver in the Ada Byron competitive programming tournament

A team from the Rey Juan Carlos University has finished second in the regional championship. This result allows him to have a place in the national final that will take place in the month of July.

Raul Garcia Hemonnet

The URJC's competitive programming continues to be successful. On this occasion, the 'πk2's' team has taken second place in the 'Ada Byron' regional competition. This fact gives him the right to participate in the national final, which will be held this coming summer. The URJC will also participate, in the month of November, in the SWERC, the Southern European championship.

In addition, the Rey Juan Carlos University has obtained 11th, 21st and 27th place among a total of 40 teams from Madrid universities that have participated in the competition.


As explained by Isaac Lozano, responsible for Competitive Programming at the URJC, together with Sergio Salazar, “It is a pride to have representation in the national championship among the universities of Madrid. The regional championship is usually complicated by experience, tradition and complexity of the problems.”

On the other hand, the 'πk2's' team, made up of Alicia Pina, Raúl Fuste and Sara García, has won the 'Women in Tech' award, awarded to the best team in the championship with women in its ranks.

These results are the result of training that takes place within the URJC's Competitive Programming group, 'Dijkstraidos'. “They are stressful competitions that last 5 hours. We simulate the different tournaments in a real way. In addition, we dedicate a phase to learn about errors in different problems and apply and learn techniques,” says Isaac Lozano. “Competitive programming is a way to train in a different way in advanced algorithms and thus have a little more advantage in the face of exams or job interviews in the sector,” he added.

Those who are interested in entering this world can contact the equipment. The group's next event will take place on April 5 and is intended for students of programming subjects who want to delve deeper into the algorithms they are addressing in their degrees.