Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, UW
|WHO||Computer Science Students|
|WHAT||Spend 3 hours solving programming problems in teams of 1-3 people with 1 computer using any programming language.|
|WHERE||University of Washington's Paul Allen Center|
|WHEN||Saturday December 14th 8:30am - 2:30pm|
|WHY||Refine your programming skills while having fun with friends!
|Click to Apply for Wait List
We have now reached our maximum of 250 participants. We will contact students off the wait list if we receive cancellations. Thanks for your interest!
|COST||$30 per team, a number of need-based scholarships are available.
If paying by check, please send the full team payment made out to PSCSTA (include all team member names in your mailing).
UW Computer Science & Engineering
185 Stevens Way
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
|SCHEDULE||8:30 am Check-in
9:00 am Talk by Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor, UW Human-Centered Design & Engineering
10:00 am Practice problem
11:00 am Contest begins (3 hours long; lunch provided at noon)
2:15 pm Awards/Raffle
Can you code? Do you want to build up your programming skills? Come discover the fun of speed and accuracy programming by competing!
- Students compete in teams of 1-3 members.
- Each team brings 1 computer (1 mouse, 1 monitor, 1 keyboard max) with the team’s choice of development tools (IDE/compiler/programming language) already installed.
- Students get three hours to complete as many of the supplied programming problems as they can.
- No pre-coding is allowed. Students should come to the contest prepared to produce all code needed to solve the problems on the spot.
- Language API documentation may be used during the contest. One page of written notes on file input/output is also allowed. Internet access is not given during the contest.
Practice Problems: Sample questions: December 2012, April 2013 (note: the format will not be identical but the style of question will be similar)
Need Special Accommodations? While we can't promise to meet the needs of every special circumstance, we would be happy to try! If you need to borrow a computer for the contest or would like other special accommodations, please don't hesitate to email us and ask.
Teams are scored by total points earned, with time breaking ties (first team to earn the points wins). The top three teams from each division will win medals for each team member.
Additionally, all students receive 1 raffle ticket for participating in the contest. Students may earn extra raffle tickets by talking to judges (industry developers, project managers, etc) about their job, work-life balance, career path, etc.
Novice Team Criteria
- None of the team members have completed a programming course in school
- None of the team members have placed in a previous contest (any division) during that school year
- None of the team members have competed in a previous school year's programming contest
How can I help?
- Interested in judging?
- Interested in donating prizes?
- Interested in donating food?
- Interested in giving a mini-talk (30 mins)?
Contact the PSCSTA Planning Team at email@example.com with questions!