Time and time again, people have question whether the University of Moratuwa is the bets, and time and and time again, they’ve proven that they are. This time, it’s at the IEEEXtreme 8.0, a 24-hour programming competition. This year, like always. we saw some of universities from all over the world jumping in for the prize – be it Iran, China, Ukraine, the USA or even Iceland; a total of 1720 teams show up on the rankings list, so it’s safe to say that some of the world’s best undergraduate coders took part in it.
In this context, team oops from the University of Moratuwa closed in a global 3rd – just behind viRUs from Reykjavik University, Iceland, and WhySoConcrete from New York University, and ahead of 1716 other teams. This achievement also marks the University of Moratuwa is champion of this region. At world no 15 is Team Ewoks, also from the University of Moratuwa. The Moratuwa glamour, it would seem, is not just intact but thriving.
Sri Lanka seems to have some of the largest participation numbers in the competition: out of all the teams, 199 were from Sri Lanka – mostly from Moratuwa and the University of Colombo School of Computing, a handful from Peradeniya and Ruhuna.There’s quite a gap between Team oops and the closest team from University of Colombo, which clocks in at a regional position of 29.