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May 21 Meeting – Show and Tell

Greetings, everyone. Our next chapter meeting is Saturday, May 21. For this meeting, we are inviting all members to bring a project, teaching idea, or interesting application of CS and share it with everyone. Possible topics might be robotics, games, mobile apps, etc. If you would like to sign up for a 30 minute slot on the schedule, just go to PS CSTA Show and Tell – May 2011 and make an entry. We look forward to seeing you. Note that…

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CS4HS workshop this summer at the UW

The University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering department is running a workshop this summer targeted at high school or middle school teachers of math, science and computer science, and we’d love to have you join us! The workshop’s goal is to give teachers the knowledge and resources to incorporate computational thinking elements into their regular curricula, while giving them the opportunity to earn two University of Washington credits or 20 clock hours from WSTA. Specifically, the CS4HS workshop aims…

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April Programming Contest Results

First, thanks again so, so much to Amazon.com for being our official sponsor! Thanks to their support we were able to give away 10 gift cards ranging from $10-$50 as well as 4 kindles! Plus every participant got a tshirt and slap bracelet! RESULTS OF THE CONTEST: 1st Place Overall: Garfield HS – Eamon Gaffney, Michael Rosenberger (programming in Python)2nd Place Overall: Tahoma HS – Colin Wallace, Ashton Ohms (programming in Python)3rd Place Overall: Garfield HS – Seth Vanderwilt, King…

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Programming Contest – April 16, 2011

April’s programming contest is just around the corner! We are pleased to announce that Amazon.com will be sponsoring this contest!! Amazon’s sponsorship will include an Amazon speaker before the contest, a t-shirt for each participant, and kindles and gift cards for the raffle. Cost for this contest is the same as before ($30/team) and students will still be provided with donuts/juice for breakfast (sponsored by UW), pizza/snacks/drinks for lunch, and medals for the top three teams in both the novice…

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December 2010 Programming Contest Results

Congratulations to the following teams for placing at the Dec2010 Programming Contest: Overall:1st Place – Tahoma HS – Colin Wallace, Andrew Reinman, Daniel Imaino2nd Place – Garfield HS – Derek Gasaway, Seth Vanderwilt, King Xia3rd Place – Homeschool – Alex Engelberg Novice:1st Place – Garfield HS – Tal Levy, Lucas Smith, Michael Proulx2nd Place – Garfield HS – Alex Fu, Alisa Nguyen, Quincy Pham3rd Place – Garfield HS – Matthew Goss, Eric Zeng You can see the result of the…

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Meeting Minutes, November 20, 2010

Attending: Hélène Martin, Garfield HS Andy Davidson, Roosevelt HS Mike Panitz, Cascadia CC Brett Crane, Redmond JHS Earl Bergquist Gautam Reddy, Microsoft Stuart Reges, UW CSE Andy reports that Greg received an inquiry from CSTA sister chapter in Dallas/Ft Worth about simulcasting our meetings. They are impressed with our schedule of meeting topics and their members would be interested in hearing some of our presentations. In turn, our sessions would then be available to our members who can’t attend. No…

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Communications

Just a few notes on PS CSTA communication channels for everyone: We are now using the PS CSTA website (pscsta.org) for our main source of information and communication about our group’s activities. The information on the Google Group site we have used in the past (groups.google.com/group/puget-sound-csta) won’t be updated in the future, although we will leave the existing content there. If one of us gets time, we will try to move the old meeting minutes over to the PS CSTA…

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December Programming Contest

Information is now posted about the December programming contest. Registration is open until December 4th. Please note the following changes from previous contests:– 1 page of Written notes on file input/output is now allowed, but pre-written code on the computer is still not allowed.– Teams MUST be registered AND paid before Dec 4th to compete– New Contest Format– Awards are given to Top 3 Teams Overall and Top 3 Teams Novice

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