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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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Winter 2015 contest – what a turnout!

What a day! What a turnout! Many many thanks to Microsoft and Microsoft Teals for hosting the PSCSTA programming competition on Saturday, December 12th. The final count was 284 students from 40 schools from around the Puget Sound participated in our biannual programming contest, and we all fit in the big room at the Microsoft Commons! The morning started with a talk by Mark Russinovich, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform and author of the popular books Trojan Horse and Zero…

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Spring 2015 Contest, Huge Success!

Last weekend, we hosted our second Programming Contest of the school year at the Living Computer Museum. In total ~200 students participated (in grades 8 – 12) on 85 teams! This event was made possible with the dedication of our Programming Contest Committee which was lead by Lauren Bricker, Frances Davies, Michael Johnson, Brian Sea, and Justin Spielmann. We also are very thankful for the 30 industry volunteers who served as judges in the contest. All photos of the event are…

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Winter 2014 Contest Report

On Saturday, December 13th, 331 students from 27 schools across the Puget Sound participated in our biannual programming contest. Due to high demand in the previous contest we arranged to host the contest at two sites: UW Seattle and Microsoft Redmond. Together with the support of volunteers, sponsoring organizations including UW Dawg Bytes, and Microsoft Teals, and key PSCSTA members including Lauren Bricker, susan ev(ans), Chad Norman, Kory Srock, Brett Wortzman, and many others we had a very successful contest.…

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Spring 2014 Programming Contest Report

We had about 145 students in 50 teams representing 22 schools join us Saturday for our programming contest hosted and sponsored by the Living Computer Museum!   We had 5 schools registered with 5 Teams each: Cleveland, Garfield, Interlake, Kamiak & Tahoma High Schools and 4 Teams from Roosevelt HS.  Thank you to all the teachers who helped promote and coordinate students for our event.  The contest was exciting and close with only 15 points and 16 minutes separating our…

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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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Spring 2013 Programming Contest Report

We had 100 students in 40 teams representing 19 schools join us Saturday for our programming contest hosted and sponsored Amazon.com!  Dozens of teachers and industry volunteers made this possible by judging problems, registering students, trekking up & down stairs passing out food & T-shirts, hunting for power cables and more!  Special thanks to our precision judges and Amazon.com staff: coordinator, Elton Pinto and speaker, Gus Lopez. All of your contributions were invaluable to making this event a big success. …

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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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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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