Virginia Tech High School Programming Contest

Ages:High School

Types:Exam, Tournament

Categories:Coding & Computer Science, STEM

Scope:Regional

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Since 2014, the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech has been holding a online programming contest for high school students in Virginia (and beyond). The contest is held in December. The contest is held in the style of the ACM-ICPC contests and is open to all teams of high school students who have an teacher or parent volunteer who is willing to function as a coach.

This contest is held online. Anyone enrolled in a high school is eligible to participate; however, you will need a teacher (or parent volunteer) functioning as the official team coach or sponsor. Please see below for details of the rules. The contest will be in the style of the ICPC contest, with teams of (up to) 3 students sharing a computer to solve as many problems as possible within 5 hours. A problem is judged by whether it produces the expected output for a given input within an allotted time limit. We anticipate that there will be widely varying levels of skills and accordingly, the problems will require varying levels of skill. We will include problems that require only simple I/O, control structures such as if/else and/or loops, as well as problems that require basic algorithms. To skillfully participate in a contest such as this one, participants need to quickly triage problems and solve the easiest ones first. All problems will involve reading input line by line from standard input, and outputting an answer to standard output. (No other file I/O is allowed.) Coaches should make sure that contestants are familiar with this style of I/O. This may require the use of java.util.Scanner or similar classes in Java or raw_input() or sys.stdin or similar in Python.

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Website: https://icpc.cs.vt.edu/#/hscontest

Managing Organization: Virginia Tech

Contact:
Godmar Back
godmar@gmail.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
High school students across the US who have an educator coach.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Since 2014, the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech has been holding a online programming contest for high school students in Virginia (and beyond). The contest is held in December. The contest is held in the style of the ACM-ICPC contests and is open to all teams of high school students who have an teacher or parent volunteer who is willing to function as a coach.

Process

This contest is held online. Anyone enrolled in a high school is eligible to participate; however, you will need a teacher (or parent volunteer) functioning as the official team coach or sponsor. Please see below for details of the rules. The contest will be in the style of the ICPC contest, with teams of (up to) 3 students sharing a computer to solve as many problems as possible within 5 hours. A problem is judged by whether it produces the expected output for a given input within an allotted time limit. We anticipate that there will be widely varying levels of skills and accordingly, the problems will require varying levels of skill. We will include problems that require only simple I/O, control structures such as if/else and/or loops, as well as problems that require basic algorithms. To skillfully participate in a contest such as this one, participants need to quickly triage problems and solve the easiest ones first. All problems will involve reading input line by line from standard input, and outputting an answer to standard output. (No other file I/O is allowed.) Coaches should make sure that contestants are familiar with this style of I/O. This may require the use of java.util.Scanner or similar classes in Java or raw_input() or sys.stdin or similar in Python.

Criteria

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Awards

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Participate

Website: https://icpc.cs.vt.edu/#/hscontest

Managing Organization: Virginia Tech

Contact:
Godmar Back
godmar@gmail.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
High school students across the US who have an educator coach.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.