The executive of the ACM-ICPC in collaboration with the UTech/SCIT and UCI (through UTech-UCI MOU) in Havana, Cuba hosted the first Jamaican Programming Challenge on March 1, 2014. Eight teams consisting of three participants each representing three institutions entered the competition (The School of Computing & Information Technology (SCIT) entered 3 teams, Montego Bay Community College (MBCC) 3 teams and University College of the Caribbean (UCC) 2 teams).
The competition consisted of nine (9) challenging questions with varying levels of difficulty, to solve as many as possible within a given time. Questions required students to pull from varying areas of computer science and mathematics including algebra, graphs, string processing and data structures among others.
At the end of the competition, the results revealed that two teams from UTech held first and second place.
Since the inception of ACM-ICPC Jamaica in 2010, this competition has recorded the most submissions ever accepted locally by an increase of more than 200%.