- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Rapid City and the School of Mines and Technology are planning to host the world’s leading conference contest in the computer science field.

KOTA television reports (https://bit.ly/1ieTAKY ) that Rapid City has been picked to host the International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in 2017. It would be the first time in 12 years that the international contest will come to the United States.

ICPC chose Rapid City in an effort to build a better workforce in the computer science area. The ICPC World Finals are scheduled for May 20-26, 2017, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Students enrolled in a university who are selected by a coach are eligible to compete in the contest.

ICPC’S executive producer William Poucher says the competition is a team performance sport.

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Information from: KOTA-TV, https://www.kotatv.com


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