The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multi-tiered, world-wide contest for students with local and regional events, and a world final. The contest is about programming skills, problem solving and teamwork. In short terms, teams of up to three students try to solve as many programming problems as possible from a given problem set, using only one computer.
The German Collegiate Programming Contest (GCPC) is the subregional contest for Germany. Five Teams recruited from our course "(Advanced) Competitive Programming" faced this year's challenge with great success: Among 117 teams from all over Germany our teams scored a 9th, 18th, 38th, 61st and 77th place!
The details can be found on the official GCPC scoreboard.