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OEC Sponsors 16th Annual High School Programming Contest at Baldwin Wallace University

CLEVELAND, OH, April 10, 2019 – OEConnection LLC (OEC), a leading technology employer in Northeast Ohio, sponsored the 16th annual High School Programming Contest on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Once again, a record number of participating high school teams and students came from across Northeast Ohio, and as far as Columbus, to compete in solving the most computer programming problems in the shortest amount of time. Thirty-three teams from 24 schools participated in this year’s competition.

This year’s winning team was from University School. Baldwin Wallace students from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter managed the event, including creating the problems and solutions, updating the scoreboard, managing the judging system and awarding the prize to the winning team.

“Every year, we get the privilege of hosting an amazing group of high school students who represent the future of the IT and technology field,” Jodi Tims, competition co-organizer and professor of computer science at Baldwin Wallace University, said. “We appreciate having OEC as a partner for this event, as it shows our organizations’ shared commitment to supporting and growing the tech community in Northeast Ohio.”

“OEC has been a part of this amazing event since 2007,” said Kathy Golden, Chief Technology Officer at OEC. “It provides a unique opportunity for the students to experience how their critical thinking and analytical skills can serve them in a technology role. We hope that the students participating in this event discover that a career as a software developer can be rewarding for them.”

OEC has been the corporate sponsor of the annual Baldwin Wallace University High School Programming Competition since 2007.

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OEConnection (OEC) is the leading automotive technology provider for OEM distribution networks. We enable automakers and dealerships around the world to deliver parts and service information quickly and accurately into the hands of repairers. Our solutions cover the collision, fleet, mechanical and retail segments, as well as the dealers’ own service lanes, through a suite of parts cataloging, supply chain, pricing, ecommerce, service, data and business intelligence solutions. OEC serves nearly 50 international auto brands and fleet companies, and more than 150,000 dealership and repair customers worldwide. OEC is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, USA, 44286. Additional information is available at www.oeconnection.com or by emailing Kathy Jambor at Kathy.Jambor@OEConnection.com.