Students studying outside the library


WoCoders show some attitude before heading off to the Mercer Spring Programming Competition, FEB 2012

The Wofford College Programming Team—WoCoders—has competed in regional programming contests since 1995. The WoCoders compete in 2 or 3 programming contests each year. David Sykes has been the coach since 2001. Angela Shiflet was the previous coach.

During a contest, teams of programmmers are given a set of problems to solve with a program in a given amount of time. The goal is to solve as many problems in the time allotted. The team that solves the most problems wins the contest. A tie is broken based on a system of penalty points that awards the win to the team that submitted the most correct programs in the shortest amount of time and with the fewest bugs.

We usually compete in three contests each academic year: