Founded in 2014, the club specializes in programming and represents the student branch of the international organization ACM at PSUT. It aims to raise the level of PSUT students’ programming and problem-solving skills, and make them ready to compete in regional and international competitions that involve logic and thinking through programming.
In the past few years, we realized that computer science is associated in Jordanian families with words and terms such as "programming", or "employee who writes computer codes in order to earn a living", and this seems very strange after our study of this science!
Therefore, we have made it our mission to confront the common misperception held by our society of computer science. We want to show our society that computer science is actually a complete science, like physics or astronomy, and computers are just a tool!
You don't need to write codes to use computer science, it is everywhere!
The club’s activities and achievements:
- October, 2020 - A team from the club won first place in the world and 10th, 78th, 79th, and 101st places at the global level. This was the sixth consecutive year that PSUT won first place in the Arab world at the annual IEEEXtreme Programming Competition.
- 16/10/2020 – The club organized a Facebook Live event to explain about the club and the training, instead of setting up a booth on campus.
- 31/10/2020 – The semester’s programming training began, continuing through to the end of the first semester. Weekly 3-hour training sessions are held weekly to teach students problem-solving skills using programming in C++. Training is led by prominent members of the club, at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
- 19/11/2020 - The weekly Online Game Night activity for members was launched. Members participate in various group games (Among Us, Mafia, Skribbl) every Thursday after classes end until 9:00 pm.
- Saturday, February 22, 2020 – The club resumed its weekly programming training sessions for PSUT students. Training, which is carried out via Zoom, is given on three levels and continues until the end of the academic year.
- The club announced the start of its programming training sessions for the second semester. During training, students learn problem-solving skills using programming in C++. Training is led by prominent members of the club, at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
- 24 July – The club launched the Coding Marathon, an annual competition held at PSUT to simulate international programming competitions. It aims to strengthen students' logical thinking and disseminate the concept of problem-solving.
- Saturday 23/10/2021 – Eleven teams from the club participated in the 15th edition of the IEEEXtreme competition, which started at dawn and lasted for a whole day. More than 5,500 teams from different countries participated in the competition, and PSUT's teams took 7th, 74th, and 92nd places globally. Eight teams of second-year students participated for the first time and finished in 10th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th, 31st, and 33rd places at the national level.
- Tuesday 26/10/2021 - The club’s introductory meeting was held with the new members of the club, in the presence of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija, and a number of faculty members of the School of Computing Sciences.
- The highlights of the meeting:
- Explaining the concept of the club.
- The importance of the ability to solve problems.
- Detailed explanation of the training exercises.
- An overview of the club’s activities.
- Thursday 28/10/2021 - The qualifying competition for the JCPC competition was held remotely. Five teams from PSUT qualified to compete at the national level in the final competition on Saturday 30/10/2021 at the University of Applied Sciences. The qualifying PSUT teams took 1st, 4th, and 9th places among other teams from Jordan, and qualified to participate in the Arab competition that would be held in Egypt.