Since 1998, teams made up of DCC students have participated in the ICPC (https://icpc.global/), the most prestigious programming competition for university students in the world. Synchronized with the rest of the Southern Cone, this weekend a PUC team took third place, surpassed by two Argentine teams. This result qualified them for the world final.
The competition was created in 1970 in the United States and today has local and regional qualifiers to reach the world final, which annually brings together around 50,000 students from more than three thousand universities in a hundred countries.
This is a tremendous achievement for the DCC of PUC, not only from a national competitive perspective, but also because the institution qualified for the world final for the first time. It is even equivalent to qualifying for a world final of any professional sport.
The three UC Engineering students were supported by their coaches Benjamin Rubio and Martin Munoz, competing against six thousand university students from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Mexico.
The news page of the Vicente Opazo School of Engineering referred to the event, saying:
"We have all our energy focused on the world final. In addition, there is confidence in the team because we have improved significantly during training, and if we continue to practice well in the coming months, we could achieve great things."