An All-Boys Team and an All-Girls team were sent by the university to compete with 73 teams all over Asia in the 2011 ACM-ICPC Asia-Manila Regionals last Dec 1-2 in UP Diliman, Quezon City. The members of the “Blue Cafe Mocha Boys” team were Reinald Kim Amplayo, Yancy Vance Paredes and Melvin Loquero. Also, from the “Blue Caramel Macchiato Girls” were Felicia Rose Garcia, Ylujean Sarmiento and Darling Cathyrene Villas.
The day before the competition, we got a chance to visit Ateneo de Manila University and travel the streets of Manila with our backpacks and luggage before reaching University Hotel where we stayed for 3 days and 2 nights.
The opening ceremony which was held in the “Ang Bahay ng Alumni” was a fun-filled experience for all of us. We got to see the other teams during the Photo sessions on stage with Mr. Raffy Saldana. While eating our snacks, we were also entertained by two jugglers who exhibited their skills in juggling using balls and hats. Yancy was one of the lucky participants who got a chance to have a one-to-one juggling tutorial on stage!