TopCoder Collegiate Challenge
The finals of the 2004 TopCoder Collegiate Challenge ,a programming competition seeking the brightest computer coders in the world, took place last Thursday and Friday at the Boston Park Plaza hotel. The original field of 700 competitors in the Algorithm Competition began the qualifying rounds online in February.
Through numerous elimination rounds, the field was whittled down to 32 for the Boston finals, eventually reaching a final four on Friday afternoon.
(Boston.com Photo / Chris Rattey)