First Texas-wide High School Programming Contest on May 31

Planning is underway to host first state-level high school programming contest at UT Dallas on May 30 and 31. We welcome the teams from all cities and corners of Texas to UT Dallas for this contest!

http://www.tcea.org/membership/sigs/tacs-sig/contests/programming has all the details and the link for registration. Registration fee is $50 per team, but each school can send up to 4 teams with $100 max fee. April 25 is the new deadline to register.

Computer Science department of UT Dallas plans to cover all the costs (hotel stay & meals) to make it affordable for out-of-town teams. Teams are responsible only for the registration fee & round-trip transportation between their hometowns and UT Dallas. If possible, we would like to partially reimburse that cost as well. Here is the tentative agenda:

Friday, May 30, 2014:

  • 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm Enrichment activities for Computer Science contestants
  • 6:30 pm – Dinner for Computer Science contestants
  • 8:00 to 10:00 pm – Game evaluations (Labs will have the games loaded to play)

Saturday, May 31, 2014:

  • 7:30 to 8:30 am Breakfast  
  • 8:30 am to 10:30 am – Advanced Category: Intro to UTD & Tours of Campus
  • 8:30 to 9:00 am – Beginner Category: Lab/computer location and practice program run
  • 9:00 am – Programming contest begins – Beginner Category.
  • 11:00 am – Programming contest ends – Beginner Category.
  • 11:00 to 11:30 am – Advanced Category:  Lab/computer location and practice program run
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Beginner Category: Intro to UTD & Tours of Campus
  • 12:30 pm – Programming contest begins – Advanced Category.
  • 2:30 PM – Programming contest ends – Advanced Category.
  • 2:45 to 3:30 pm – Awards Ceremony

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We are looking for Corporate Sponsors to support us with $5000 sponsorships to bring the best and brightest high school students from the whole Texas to UT Dallas for this contest, showcase UT Dallas and north Dallas area to them and encourage them to pursue STEM degrees. While they are here, we plan to include a few site-visits to places to sponsors’ labs as well. In addition to promoting the sponsors in the display boards and online media of UT Dallas, we will print the sponsors’ logos in T-shirts that will be distributed to all participants. Thanks for your time and consideration. 

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We also conduct the High School Programming Contests for DFW area schools regularly every Fall and Spring. Here is the information about Spring Contest we conducted on Feb 15th. Our Fall 2014 contest will be in October/November. Stay tuned for updates. 

High School Programming Contest – Saturday, Feb 15th

 
 

Sponsored by AwesomeMath (https://www.awesomemath.org/)

If you want to post a flyer at your school/workplace, use this one: Flyer. Thanks!

We are expecting huge participation! Please register up to 8 teams per school at http://bit.ly/hspc_utd.
or, if you have difficulties accessing the page, just send email to ivor@utdallas.edu
stating: School Name, Coach, Phone #, Number of Advanced level teams & Number of Novice level teams.

Fee: FREE (thanks to our sponsor AwesomeMath – https://www.awesomemath.org/)

All students, parents & coaches are expected to download the talent release form from http://www.utdallas.edu/communications/docs/talent_release.pdf, print, sign and bring it to the contest so that we can take photos and post a photo album in UTD website after the contest is over.

Timetable:
10:00a Assemble/paperwork @ Clark Center CN 1.112
10:15a Meet Program Head Dr. Gupta for a short presentation.
10:40a Practice contest begins ECSS 2.103/104
11:30a Pizza and soft drinks for lunch (sponsored by AwesomeMath)
12:00p Main Contest Begins (3 hrs)
3:00p Discussion of problems and Prizes (sponsored by AwesomeMath) in Clark Center CN 1.112
3:30p Dismiss all.

We will use PC^2 as usual and we expect to provide Java 1.7, minGW g++,
and Microsoft Visual Studio C,C++,C#. IDEs include minGW, Eclipse, and NetBeans.

3 hours, 6 to 8 problems, 1 UTD Computer, 3 students per team.

I’m sure that you already know that problem sets and test data for recent high school contests are at:
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/

www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/HScontest_11_13_10.pdf
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/HScontest_2_26_11.pdf
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/HScontest_11_5_11.pdf
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/HScontest_4_14_12.pdf
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/HScontest_11_3_12.pdf
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/HScontestAdv_11_9_13.pdf
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/HScontestNov_11_9_13.pdf

And the judges’ test data are at:

www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/Data_11_13_10.zip
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/Data_2_26_11.zip
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/Data_11_5_11.zip
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/Data_4_14_12.zip
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/Data_11_3_12.zip
www.utdallas.edu/~ivor/HScontests/Data_11_9_13.zip

Questions? Email ivor@utdallas.edu