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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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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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NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

As many of you know, the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women who are active and interested in computing and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients receive cool prizes as well as access to scholarships, internships, and a community of like-minded, technical young women. Girls with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply: the award recognizes aspirations as well as accomplishments! Educators who endorse their student’s applications are eligible to win the NCWIT Educator…

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10/11 at UW: Counselors for Computing

What: A conference for middle and high school counselors about computing. When: Friday, October 11th 8:30am – 3pmWhere: UW Paul Allen Center for CSEWhy: More and more students are interested in computing and this is a great opportunity for counselors to learn how to guide them.Registration Please, please share this letter to counselors and this letter to administrators in your school or with your kids’ schools! Dear PSCSTA Members: Greetings from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). I manage the…

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2013-2014 calendar posted

Our meeting schedule for the year is now live!  We have an exciting series of hands-on workshops, fun discussions and students events lined up. Meetings will continue to be held from 10am to noon on Saturdays in the 6th floor Commons of the Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.  Socializing and networking will occur noon to 1pm. Clock hours will be provided for the workshop portion! Our first meeting is coming up on September 21st.  We will send…

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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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Saturday April 27th Programming Contest is now taking Wait List Registrations

In the first day, we have maxed out the number of teams for the Programming Contest!  But we encourage any students interested to register to be placed on our wait list (here).  If teams cancel or fail to have their payment received by April 11th, we will invite teams to join the competition by email in the order they are received.  Good luck!For those Registered teams and their Teachers/Advisors: – Make sure that the $30 registration fee is mailed in early…

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