Many people don’t know that Poly now has a competitive programming team. I recently interviewed the student in charge Ty Delaney.

David – When do y’all meet

TY -We don’t have any meetings planned for the rest of this semester as the attendance for the meetings have been very low, but we do plan on holding more events for the fall 2021 semester

David – Should students have experience before joining. Do you separate the levels of experience in any way. How many people normally attend.

TY- We encourage anyone of any experience level to join, and we have yet to separate anyone based on levels of experience. It is my first semester leading the competitive committee, so I’ve only had held two meetings and one competition. The attendance for those meetings have really only been 2-3 people, but we had about 10 people attend the competitive programming competition. It has been a bit difficult to gather attendance for meetings due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but i’m definitely hoping to get more people involved with the committee next semester.

David – Where did you get the questions for the most recent competition

TY- I actually created them myself using the previous algorithmic and competition experience I had. I also used the help of different sources to make my problems such as Geeksforgeeks and based the format of the problems off the International collegiate programming competition

the problems used are linked here

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David Kozdra

David Kozdra is a computer science student at Florida Polytechnic University. He is the Treasurer of the Media Club, Head of Outreach of the Baked Bean Bois improv group, and the Cohost of the Poly Pod podcast.

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