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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Welcome back/Planning meeting Saturday 9/23

Everyone is getting busy getting ramped up with the new school year, and PSCSTA is no exception. Our first meeting of the year is: Date: Saturday 9/23 (note: NOT a Football Saturday) Time: 12:30-2:30 (why? Parking is free on campus after noon) Place: Paul G. Allen Center, 6th Floor commons The agenda for the meeting is: Reconnecting after our summers and PSCSTA hiatus Mapping out a schedule of events for the year Identifying which events could potentially be worth setting…

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August Big Data Talk

Huge thanks to Emma Anderson for pulling together her talk on her Big Data class from U Prep on rather short notice, and Stuart and Jeremy for procuring the room and even parking. I know a lot of people couldn’t make it, so I’ve posted some of resources. – The zip file of relevant information that Emma pulled together: – Notes from the meeting. – A video of the talk – contact us for the link. There was some interest in…

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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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Looking Ahead to 2015 – 2016

The PSCSTA is in full-planning mode for our upcoming year. We welcome our new leadership including co-presidents Andrea Foegler, and Ken Hang as well as vice president Alex Kardokus, read more about them on our officer page. We also greatly thank the past leadership of Greg Kilpatrick, and Earl Bergquist who have successfully led this organization for many years. Lauren Bricker and Allison Obourn are continuing in their roles as Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Along with our usual two programming…

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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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PACC 2015 Registration Now Open!

The Paul Allen Computing Challenge (PACC) 2015 Registration is now open! We apologize for the delays, we had trouble getting the proper authorization for the data set we will be using. The PACC is a data challenge created by the partnership of the PSCSTA and the Living Computer Museum. This year’s challenge is Data in Action! We will encourage you to think about data science from a new perspective. How could access to sports and fitness data and knowledge of…

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STEM Out! is now Tech Out!

Our annual event for girls, previously named STEM Out! is now named Tech Out! We rebranded this event because the participants in the past were consistently giving us feedback that they wanted the activities to focus on Engineering and Technology more than the other fields. We heard your feedback and have adjusted the event. Our activities at this year’s event will include a Make a Speaker activity, Egg Drop, User Experience activity, and Computer Science activity booths. This year’s event…

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