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03.20.2014

ASI Helps Sponsor the Largest USU Coding Competition To Date

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Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) recently sponsored the Utah State University Coding Competition. The event was held in late February by the USU chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Members of ASI's software development team supplied a problem designed to take a second-year computer science student about twenty minutes to solve.

"Thanks to the help [of our sponsors] we were able to hold the biggest coding competition USU has ever seen," said the USU-ACM team in a letter to sponsors.

More than 130 students in 62 teams participated in the competition, with submissions in six computer languages ranging from JavaScript to C++. ASI was one of eight local companies to submit a challenge question for students to complete.

ASI's problem centered on "The New Economic Reality," a documentary researching the economic impact of depopulation throughout the world. After beginning with a set of assumptions and inputs, participants went to work developing a software program that measures key indicators of population decline.


Winners received ASI branded items as prizes.

ASI's involvement in the competition highlights a continual effort to cultivate relationships with neighboring Utah State University and to give back to the community.

"We have great people working at ASI that have a desire to get involved, particularly supporting STEM education," said Dru Brown, ASI's Marketing Manager. "One of the great things coming from ASI's success is it puts us in a position to have a positive impact on the community."

ASI's recently convened "Give Back Committee" demonstrates the company's commitment to making a positive difference. The committee is charged with organizing company efforts in the community for STEM team sponsorships, scholarships, fund raising events, and more.