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Online Practice Problem Resources

The following list of online resources for student practice problems have been added to the PSCSTA.org Resources page.  I was aware of Coding.bat and PracticeIT, but found Programr.com today and thought I would make sure these were shared with all. http://www.programmr.com/ (Java, C#, C++, Android, Python, Processing, HTML, and many others) http://practiceit.cs.washington.edu/index.jsp (Java) http://codingbat.com/ (Java and Python) If you are aware of other such resources, please share and I will update our listing. Greg Kilpatrick

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2013 Scholarship Winners!

We would like to congratulate the following students as the 2013 scholarship recipients from the Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association: Angela Rocchi Tahoma Senior High School CS Teacher: Crystal Hess Judy Zhou Garfield High School CS Teacher: Earl Bergquist Mary Martin Holy Names Academy CS Teacher: Sam Procopio Thank you to everyone for your entries. Look for our next scholarship offering in the spring of 2014.

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Tentative 2013-2014 schedule and member survey

Happy summer, everyone! We had a productive meeting on June 22nd during which we put together a tentative schedule for next year: Sept – Scratch lab Oct – AP CS Labs lab Nov – Nifty Lessons (volunteer through membership survey) 14/Dec – Winter contest at UW Jan – Physical Computing lab  8/Feb – STEM out! with Amazon Hoppers Mar – AppInventor lab  Apr – Spring contest at ?? May – State of CS Education  Jun – Planning for 2014-2015 The…

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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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