The School of Computer Science and Technology in Xidian University held the China Collegiate Computing Contest (C4)—Group Programming Ladder Tournament in its Basic Teaching and Experiment Center. This competition has been successfully organized with the support of school leaders and various departments, the guidance of Miao Qiguang, the Deputy Dean of the school, as well as the joint effort and the hard work of all the staff in the center.
C4—Group Programming Ladder Tournament is co-sponsored by Computing Major Teaching Instruction Committee of the Ministry of Education, Software Engineering Major Teaching Instruction Committee of the Ministry of Education, Computing Course Teaching Instruction Committee of the Ministry of Education, and Association of Fundamental Computing Education in Chinese Universities, with Zhejiang University as its host.
It is the first time that the Basic Teaching and Experiment Center, the only competition spot in Xi’an, has held this contest. Over 7000 students of 775 teams from 284 universities nationwide attended it. 13 universities in Shaanxi Province took part in this tournament which has over 300 contestants in 37 teams, including Xi’an Jiaotong University, Northwest Polytechnical University, Xidian University, Northwest A&F University, Chang’an University, Shaanxi Normal University, and Xi’an University of Posts & Telecommunications. XDU’s 5 teams with instructors including Zhang Shuping, Wan Bo, Miao Qiguang, Wang Yongquan, and Zhang Zhiqin were ranked the second in Shaanxi Province.
The online competition lasted for three hours, during which the highly-praised, well-functioning equipment ensured the best possible competing condition for all the contestants.
Group Programming Ladder Tournament aims at the improvement of college students’ comprehensive capability by offering a platform for them to solve computing problems, design programs and work in a team. The tournament is a successful one in its convenience for contestants from XDU and beyond, its enrichment of XDU’s academic heritage, its promotion of intercollegiate exchanges, and its expansion of XDU’s influences.