Department ofComputer Science & Computer Engineering

PLU High School Programming Contest

Overview

WHERE: Morken Center for Learning and Technology
WHEN: February 1st, 2014
COST: $15/student or $30/team

Students working

The contest brings together talented students from high schools throughout the state of Washington to compete in a spirit of fun. The contest will test their programming skills and problem solving ability.

The competition lasts three hours, during which time each team tries to solve several (usually six-ten) computer programming problems using any of a number of programming languages (e.g., Java, C/C++). The greater the number of problems a team solves, the higher its ranking in the final standings. Ties are broken according to how much time each team needed to solve the problems, including penalty minutes that are assessed for each incorrect solution submitted.

Each team consists of 1-3 students, and a high school may enter any number of teams. In order that beginners as well as more experienced programmers may compete, there will be two divisions, (novice and advanced). The novice division consisting of students who have completed at most one computer programming class and have not previously placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a programming contest. The advanced division is open to all high school students.

Following the contest, an awards ceremony is held. The top three teams in each division receive medals and the top team overall will receive a trophy engraved with their names and the name of their high school. The winning team will retain the trophy for one year to display at their high school.

All students are eligible for prizes that will be raffled at the end of the awards ceremony.

Sponsors

The following corporations and organizations have donated money, prizes, or services to support the PLU High School Programming Contest.


MicrosoftPLUIntelRhinocerosGarfield Book Company

Contest Schedule

9:30-10:00 Team Check In
10:00-10:30 Orientation / Instructions
10:30-11:00 Practice Session
11:00-11:30 Debriefing / Q & A
11:30-2:30 Contest / Lunch
3:00 Awards & Raffle

More Information

Contest Results, Pictures, Problems, and Data

Volunteers Welcome

  • Judging the Contest
  • Submitting Contest Problems
  • Organization and Setup
  • Donating Prizes or Food

Contact Dr. Blaha at blahakd@plu.edu