What is GPC?
The GPC is a programming contest that gives the students, who are majoring in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology, or any IT related subjects, an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in programming and problem solving and also to meet students from other institutions. Furthermore, this contest prepares the teams for the ACM local, regionals and World programming contests.
I have participated in the seventh GPC for the first time. It took place at GUST university in Kuwait in late March 2017. My team was called AUK-2 and we, Abdulaziz Karam, Wasmeia Alrasheedi, and Noha Mahmoud, had ranked the 22nd out of 55 teams from gulf universities by solving 5 questions (Everyone is a winner in this contest). It was a great experience, we won the skills of how to communicate, how to work under pressure, and to solve problems in a short time. As a result, the contest has shifted my perspective to coding. As it helped me to think freely about programming and solving problems. It also prepared me for my Data Structure course.