Scranton Student Grand Prize Winner of Computer Science Competition

November 18, 2016

University of Scranton sophomore computer science major Joshua David of Scranton won the grand prize in the general computing category of the 2016 APL problem-solving competition. In addition to winning a $2,000 cash prize, David presented his solutions at the Dyalog APL User Meeting in Glasgow, Scotland.

The APL Problem Solving Competition, sponsored by Dyalog, requires contestants to use the APL programming language, along with problem solving skills, to answer a series of questions in computer code. The goal of the competition is to educate college students about APL and to encourage problem-solving skills. David was introduced to APL as an intern with Paul Mansour at the Carlisle Group in Scranton.

David, a runner up in last year’s APL competition, is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and is a Dean’s List student at the University.

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