Paul Allen Computing Challenge

The Paul Allen Computing Challenge (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 sports perspective. How could access to sports and fitness data and knowledge of data analysis techniques help your favorite team have a better season? Are there drawbacks to collecting personal data about players?

How to Participate

  1. Form teams of 2 or 3 high school students (we are geared to support high school students, but younger passionate students are welcome to participate as well)
  2. Find an adult mentor from your school or community to support you as needed (required)
  3. Read over the flyer for detailed rules and information
  4. Register
  5. Use a data analysis tool of your choice (e.g., Excel) to complete the Part I tasks
  6. Have fun!


Registration is now closed. Check back next year if you are interested in participating.


01/23: Part I dataset and challenge released
03/27: Submission deadline for Part I
04/10: Part II dataset released to qualifying teams
06/06: Poster session and awards ceremony at LCM


Students who complete the PACC will receive an activity tracker, a PACC medal, a special edition PACC hoodie, and a Living Computer Museum T-shirt.



Watch the Keynote introducing this year’s PACC! (start at 8:25)


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PACC flyer2