Ivy Tech Fort Wayne students finish third at Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges competition

A team of three School of Information Technology students from Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne placed third at the twenty-sixth annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Midwestern regional collegiate programming competition on Oct. 4 in Lisle, Illinois. During the programming contest, students were given a set of programming challenges to solve. Teams were rated based on solving the most puzzles the quickest in the allocated time.

The students who participated were:

  • Levi George (Computer Science TSAP), Fort Wayne resident and Northrop High School graduate
  • Jonathon Lewis (Computer Science TSAP), Fort Wayne resident and Huntington North High School graduate
  • John Bradin (Web Application Development Certificate), Garrett resident and Garrett High School graduate

“Placing third in this competition tells me I have the programming chops, problem-solving skills and teamwork skills to make it in the workforce,” says Levi George, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne student and IT Club President. “Most of all, it tells me that the degree and work I am doing here at Ivy Tech can stand up to the rigor of a 4 year institution.”

Twenty-three collegiate programming teams competed in the competition including representatives from Eastern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania and Northern Kentucky. Ivy Tech Fort Wayne was one of two participating institutions from two-year colleges; the rest were from four-year schools. This was Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s second year competing in the event.

This is the second time in fall 2019 where Ivy Tech Fort Wayne School of Information Technology students have placed in a major competition. A collaborative statewide Ivy Tech team that included four students from the Fort Wayne campus won 1st place for best app for the opioid crisis and 2nd place for best app from a student team during the AT&T FirstNet Hackathon in September.

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne offers following programs in the School of Information Technology: Computer Science, Cyber Security/Information Assurance, Database Management and Administration, Informatics, Information Technology Support, Network Infrastructure, Server Administration, Software Development and Visual Communications. Enrollment is open for classes starting Oct. 28 or Jan. 13.

For more information on the competition or programs, contact Kristopher Roberts, department chair of Information Technology, at 260-480-4282 or kroberts100@ivytech.edu.

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