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AWEsome Evening Celebrating Women in Engineering Hosted by Amazon.com

Amazon’s Women in Engineering group is hosting the 1st annual AWEsome Evening Celebrating Women in Engineering Monday, April 1st from 5-8pm at South Lake Union. Amazon would love for you and your family to join us for an evening celebrating women in technology! This event is free! Come learn about how women are impacting Amazon and technology. This event is open to everyone. At the event you will experience: Amazon product and service showcases A talk by Maria Klawe, President of Harvey…

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December Programming Contest Report

We had over 200 students in 74 teams representing 26 schools join us today for a programming competition hosted in conjunction with UW CSE’s DawgBytes program!  The event was generously sponsored by Microsoft TEALS. Dozens of teachers and industry volunteers made this possible by hauling furniture, herding students, creating huge stacks of empty pizza boxes, judging problems, hunting for speaker cables and more!  All of your contributions were invaluable to making this event a success.  Thank you. Congratulations to all of…

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2012 December Programming Contest

Registration is now open for the December 15th programming contest!  See the programming contests page for the registration form and more details. The event, generously sponsored by Microsoft, will take place at the University of Washington Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Check-in starts at 8:30am and the award ceremony should finish around 2:15pm.  Students will solve programming problems in teams of 2 or 3 using the programming language of their choice.  They will also hear a brief…

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CS&IT Conference – July, 2012

The Computer Science & Information Technology (CS&IT) Conference is the only international conference specifically developed for K-12 computer science educators. This year the conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Irvine on July 9th and 10th, 2012, in Irvine, CA. To see the agenda, register for the conference, or reserve your reduced housing rate at the Hyatt, visit www.cstaconference.org.

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UW CSE Inspirational Teachers

Two of our chapter members recently received a nice recognition. Hélène Martin and Lauren Bricker were fêted by the UW CSE department, having been nominated by current undergrads in that program as secondary teachers who inspired them in high school or community college classes. Read more about the award and the event here: UW CSE “Inspirational Teacher” dinner. Congratulations, Hélène and Lauren!

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April 2012 Programming Contest Results

Another successful competition has come and gone! We had 27 teams participate from 12 schools, 12 judges from industry, and 10 advisors.  Amazon.com was our official sponsor! They provided us with many judges, 17 pizzas from Zeek’s, tons of snacks and breakfast items, drinks, shirts for everyone, gift cards, and two kindles! Plus they let us use their facilities and provided us with a Tech Talk! We are very thankful for all their support of our contest. Contest Winners: Novice…

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Spring Contest Lineup

Registration is now closed for this Saturday’s PS CSTA Spring Programming Contest, sponsored by Amazon.com. 26 teams from 12 Puget Sound area high schools will be participating. Read about the lineup here: http://goo.gl/0CtvL.

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Spring Programming Contest

Registration is now open for the PS CSTA Spring Programming Contest ! Please join us on Saturday, April 28, for this great event. Register your team by April 22 to participate. Amazon.com is sponsoring the contest and it will be held at their South Lake Union Campus. See the Programming Contests page of our site for full details.

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