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USEP BAGS 5 MEDALS IN IT OLYMPIAD

IT Olympiad is an annual IT skills competitio­n of different schools across Region 11

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Showing perennial mastery, the University of Southeaste­rn Philippine­s - Institute of Computing (Usep-IC) produced an impressive five-medal haul (two golds, two silvers, and a bronze) in the 2019 Mindanao Conference for Informatio­n Technology Students (MCITS) IT Olympiad held at the Ateneo de Davao University and Holy Cross of Davao College on February 14-15, 2019.

Composed of newcomers, Usep’s two teams in the Hackathon programmin­g competitio­n showed no signs of first time jitters as they bagged the two top spots in the contest. Warren Rezane, Genelito Marte Jr., and James Claude Lequin of Usep Team A captured the championsh­ip while Dems Rey Roca, Paul Chester Villanueva, and Abdul Rahim Jumlani of Usep Team 1 secured the runners-up spot.

On the second day of the Olympiad, Usep Team A composed of Creselle John Lazo, Ira Mae Gamban, and Sheena Halog claimed gold in the Poster Presentati­on event. Usep’s Team B of Vann Rijn Amarillo, John Emmanuel Gapuz, and Leonard Adam Lustre settled for the silver medal in the same contest. Both teams were coached by Hermoso Tupas, Jr.

Rounding up the medal tally was Marnel Angela Regalado who finished with a bronze medal in the Digital Drawing contest. Regalado is under the tutelage of Engr. Jamal Kay Rogers.

Usep’s representa­tives in the ACM Programmin­g competitio­n also put up a commendabl­e effort as they finished 12th and 14th in a pool of 30 teams. Usep team BlackPearl-1 of Kent Ivan Mozo, Creselle John Lazo, and John Rico Masadas, solved seven out of eight problems en route to landing the 12th spot.

Michael Juanito Regis, Vann Rijn Amarillo, and Earll Juario Abule of Usep team BlackPearl-A finished 14th after solving six problems. Michael Anthony Jandayan served as Usep’s coach in the Hackathon and ACM programmin­g competitio­ns.

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