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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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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Programming Contest Details and our Next Meeting is Saturday, March 23rd

Registration for the April 27th PSCSTA Programming Contest will open Monday, March 25th at 9:30am.  We are limited to 30 teams this Spring, so only the first 30 registered teams can attend, any thereafter will be notified and placed on a wait list in case the first teams have not paid by Thursday, April 11th – after that wait list teams will be invited accordingly.  Mark your calendar and prepare your students for registration.  Cost is $30 per team, and…

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AWEsome Evening Celebrating Women in Engineering Hosted by Amazon.com

Amazon’s Women in Engineering group is hosting the 1st annual AWEsome Evening Celebrating Women in Engineering Monday, April 1st from 5-8pm at South Lake Union. Amazon would love for you and your family to join us for an evening celebrating women in technology! This event is free! Come learn about how women are impacting Amazon and technology. This event is open to everyone. At the event you will experience: Amazon product and service showcases A talk by Maria Klawe, President of Harvey…

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CodeDay Seattle is this weekend, Sat 16th Feb

CodeDay is a great opportunity for high school students to apply their programming skills and learn to make games & apps with fellow students in the Seattle area.  PSCSTA officer, Hélène Martin will be speaking and this event is organized by two Garfield HS Students!  Here’s the Details: Come to CodeDay Seattle this Presidents Day weekend! Pitch ideas, form teams, and build amazing apps and games as quickly as possible! CodeDay Seattle is a 24 hour hackathon for students. It’s…

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December Programming Contest Report

We had over 200 students in 74 teams representing 26 schools join us today for a programming competition hosted in conjunction with UW CSE’s DawgBytes program!  The event was generously sponsored by Microsoft TEALS. Dozens of teachers and industry volunteers made this possible by hauling furniture, herding students, creating huge stacks of empty pizza boxes, judging problems, hunting for speaker cables and more!  All of your contributions were invaluable to making this event a success.  Thank you. Congratulations to all of…

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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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2012 – 2013 Meeting Schedule

Dear chapter members, At our August meeting, we developed a plan for this year’s chapter meetings. It promises to be another great year of CS education discussions. As usual, the meetings will be on Saturdays, hosted by the UW CSE Department in the lovely 6th Floor Commons room of the Paul Allen Center.  However we have changed the start of our meetings to 10am so they do not take up the middle of your Saturday.  The new meeting time is…

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CS&IT Conference – July, 2012

The Computer Science & Information Technology (CS&IT) Conference is the only international conference specifically developed for K-12 computer science educators. This year the conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Irvine on July 9th and 10th, 2012, in Irvine, CA. To see the agenda, register for the conference, or reserve your reduced housing rate at the Hyatt, visit www.cstaconference.org.

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