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1st November 2016

Second year computing students were recently tasked with taking part in the St Brendan’s Coding Contest. 

The finalists

The finalists

The judges were impressed with the quality of the entries, which highlighted the students’ advanced abilities.

Congratulations to Kajetan Champlewski who won first place for his entry. Kajetan designed and wrote a programme which applied artificial intelligence to a game playing situation. His programme demonstrated how tree search using mini-max algorithms can be used to find and recommend possible moves for a simple game of noughts and crosses. His work can be extended to more complex games. Kajetan is currently in his second year of study in Further Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. He is also a leading member of the robotics club and is applying to study Computer Science at Cambridge University next year!