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Duckember 2017 Programming Contest

The PSCSTA Winter 2017 programming contest is a wrap! This contest was unique in a number of ways. Although we had our typical programming and pizza, with approximately 260 students from 105 teams (23 teams from Bellevue and 10 from Issaquah), we had the highest number schools represented in our eight year history, with teams from as far away as Orting and Ellensburg. Also, in addition to our usual T-shirt distribution, every student received a rubber duck to help with…

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BAPECA Competition

Bryan Lim and Preston Lee are two students in the PNW region who are organizing the BAPECA competition—Bryan and Preston’s Excellent Coding Adventure. This competition will take place on Sunday, December 17th at Issaquah Arena Sports (2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah, WA). It will feature a PSCSTA-style programming contest as well as an efficiency question where teams are given 45 minutes to achieve the most efficient solution to a problem. For more details, visit https://bapeca.github.io/. The BAPECA competition also needs volunteers for judging! If you…

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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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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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