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January 12, 2010: Today's Topic: New Competition; SIG Leader Recognized for Achievement

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Today's Topic: New Competition; SIG Leader Recognized for Achievement
January 12, 2010

All are Invited to Participate in New Queue Programming Competition

Launched yesterday, January 11th, and running through February 7th, 2010, Queue has launched a new online programming competition based on the 2009 ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) Challenge. The competition is open to all interested individuals, not just university students. The 2010 Queue ICPC Challenge problem is a simple game called Capture. Participants code "players" in C++, C# or Java, and then submit them to compete in a tournament with other players.

For more information on how to participate, visit the Queue ICPC Challenge page.

ACM SIGGRAPH EC Director-at-Large to be Recognized for Technical Achievement

Paul Debevec, ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee Director-at-Large is to receive Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Academy's annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on February 20, 2010. Debevec, in conjunction with collaborators Tim Hawkins, John Monos and Mark Sagar, is being recognized for the design and engineering of the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based facial rendering system developed for character relighting in motion pictures.

Read the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Announcement.

Visit the ACM SIGGRAPH Web site.