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JDI IT Sponsors Computer Programming Competition at UNB


High school students from across the province arrived at the University of New Brunswick Saint John to take part in the New Brunswick High School Programming Competition.

This competition is designed to inspire youth and raise awareness of careers in computer science and computer engineering. Students get to solve quick challenging coding problems and are ranked on how quickly they can solve them. The participants' scores are displayed live during the event which generates a lot of excitement!

The competition has special meaning to JDI IT employees. JDI sponsors the competition in memory of Bill Davis, long-time JDI employee. Winners of the first-place team receive laptops, in addition, JDI sponsors the Bill Davis Memorial Trophy as well as a bursary in Bill Davis’ name.

"The 2019 New Brunswick High School Programming Competition was a huge success.  JD Irving, Limited continues to play a role in this competition with the awarding of the first place prize of Dell Laptops and the Bill Davis trophy.  It is very encouraging to see so many young high school students take part in this competition and for JD Irving have the opportunity to participate." said Kevin McDonough Director, Business Solutions at J.D. Irving, Limited.

 ITD Programming Competition JDI Team - 2019

Back row (left to right), Mary MacPhail, Dylan Hubble, Tiffany Dalton, and William Davis (son of Bill Davis).

Front Row - Mary Davis and Kevin McDonough.


Congratulations to the winning team, Matei Marica and Noah Cameron-Howe, both Grade 12 students from Fredericton High School.  

 ITD Programming Competition Winners - 2019
 Left to right: Matei Marica, Noah Cameron-Howe, and Kevin McDonough. 


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