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Skyline Programming Contest November 11

PSCSTA is sponsoring another CS Club Contest. Here is their email announcement: We are excited to announce that Skyline High School will be hosting a programming competition on November 11th! It will be similar to competitions such as PSCSTA and MIHS. More information can be found on our website, at http://spartanprogrammingcompetition.weebly.com/ You can register using this link. Please only register only once per team. We will have prizes for the winning teams and will feature a keynote speaker who has…

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Teacher Social Gathering, 10/21 @MIHS

Calling all teachers, not just the ones who’s students are going to the MIHS Programming contest on October 21, 2017!!! Come to our informal social gathering on at the Mercer Island High School Commons from 10:30-12:30. This meeting has two main purposes: It’s an informal social meet up/networking opportunity to encourage our fellow computer science teachers It’s a way that PSCSTA can hear your voice! PSCSTA wants to know what activities you would like us to do during this school…

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Mercer Island HS Programming Contest

News from TeamCode.com: The Fall 2017 MIHS Programming Contest takes place on October 21st from 9:30 to 3:30. Just like in our last event in April, students can choose between the Intermediate and Advanced divisions and will have three hours to complete as many of the fifteen challenging coding problems as they can. Food and snacks are provided, and at the end of the contest, the winning teams will receive medals and all participants will have a chance to win…

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Welcome back/Planning meeting Saturday 9/23

Everyone is getting busy getting ramped up with the new school year, and PSCSTA is no exception. Our first meeting of the year is: Date: Saturday 9/23 (note: NOT a Football Saturday) Time: 12:30-2:30 (why? Parking is free on campus after noon) Place: Paul G. Allen Center, 6th Floor commons The agenda for the meeting is: Reconnecting after our summers and PSCSTA hiatus Mapping out a schedule of events for the year Identifying which events could potentially be worth setting…

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August Big Data Talk

Huge thanks to Emma Anderson for pulling together her talk on her Big Data class from U Prep on rather short notice, and Stuart and Jeremy for procuring the room and even parking. I know a lot of people couldn’t make it, so I’ve posted some of resources. – The zip file of relevant information that Emma pulled together: – Notes from the meeting. – A video of the talk – contact us for the link. There was some interest in…

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Looking Ahead to 2015 – 2016

The PSCSTA is in full-planning mode for our upcoming year. We welcome our new leadership including co-presidents Andrea Foegler, and Ken Hang as well as vice president Alex Kardokus, read more about them on our officer page. We also greatly thank the past leadership of Greg Kilpatrick, and Earl Bergquist who have successfully led this organization for many years. Lauren Bricker and Allison Obourn are continuing in their roles as Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Along with our usual two programming…

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December 2013 Contest Results

246 students in 91 teams representing 24 schools joined us on Saturday, December 14th for a programming competition jointly hosted UW CSE’s DawgBytes program!  The event was generously sponsored by Microsoft. Dozens of teachers and industry volunteers made this event possible.  All of your contributions were invaluable to making this event a success.  Thank you! Congratulations to all of our participants!  Please share the results and pictures with your students. Top represented schools were Kamiak and Issaquah with 11 teams each. Download…

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NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

As many of you know, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women who are active and interested in computing and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients receive cool prizes as well as access to scholarships, internships, and a community of like-minded, technical young women. Girls with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply: the award recognizes aspirations as well as accomplishments! Educators who endorse their student’s applications are eligible to win the NCWIT Educator…

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10/11 at UW: Counselors for Computing

What: A conference for middle and high school counselors about computing. When: Friday, October 11th 8:30am – 3pmWhere: UW Paul Allen Center for CSEWhy: More and more students are interested in computing and this is a great opportunity for counselors to learn how to guide them.Registration Please, please share this letter to counselors and this letter to administrators in your school or with your kids’ schools! Dear PSCSTA Members: Greetings from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). I manage the…

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2013-2014 calendar posted

Our meeting schedule for the year is now live!  We have an exciting series of hands-on workshops, fun discussions and students events lined up. Meetings will continue to be held from 10am to noon on Saturdays in the 6th floor Commons of the Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Socializing and networking will occur noon to 1pm. Clock hours will be provided for the workshop portion! Our first meeting is coming up on September 21st.  We will send…

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