JRMPC 2020 Award Winners

I am most pleased to announce this year’s winners of The James Robertson Memorial Programming Competition. It was an exciting contest with several teams consistently finishing in a strong position over four rounds:

  • The Battle of Waterloo from Woodbridge College in Vaughan, Ontario
  • Bickle Blatwoon from Robert Thirsk High School in Calgary, Alberta
  • ‘Dief’ferent from John G. Diefenbaker High School in Calgary, Alberta
  • Quad Coders from St. Michaels University School in Victoria, BC
  • The Sticky Keys from Strathcona High School in Edmonton, Alberta
  • WCI1 from Waterloo Collegiate Institute in Waterloo, Ontario

Thus, they were the favourites to win. But as Duncan MacLeod from Highlander might say, “There can be only one.”

In Round 5, the prize-winning round, the titanic struggle can be seen in this video:

So, here are the winners:

First Prize of $6,000 goes to team ‘WCI1’ of Waterloo Collegiate Institute in Waterloo, Ontario.

  • Keenan Gugeler (Captain)
  • Alex Liao
  • Ethan White
  • Thomas Ingram

Second Prize of $4,000 goes to Team Dijkstra of Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph, Ontario.

  • Andrew Dong (Captain)
  • David Xiao
  • Alexander Liu
  • Brayden Chumbley

Third Prize of $3,000 goes to team ‘Bickle Blatwoon’ of Robert Thirsk High School in Calgary, Alberta.

  • Xinhua Cao (Captain)
  • Hunter Chen
  • Umut Emre
  • Ethan Kerr

Additional recognition: the Honour Roll

The following teams are recognized for their fine efforts. They are awarded $500 each.

  • The Battle of Waterloo from Woodbridge College in Vaughan, Ontario
  • Computationalism from St. Michaels University School in Victoria, BC
  • Quad Coders from St. Michaels University School in Victoria, BC
On completion of simulation

Congratulations all! These were outstanding performances.

I encourage everyone to learn Smalltalk programming. Smalltalk is a magnificent language, simple, concise, easy-to-learn, purely object-oriented, extremely versatile, most productive, and highly scalable and maintainable. Learn more at smalltalk.tech.blog.

Stay tuned for details about the awards ceremony.

Published by smalltalkrenaissance

A non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to promote and popularize Smalltalk.

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