The contest will be conducted on Microsoft Windows workstations with Internet access available via Explorer and Firefox browsers. Programming problems will be solved and tested using each team's choice of:
A pair of networked
laser printers will be available for producing hard copies
of programming solutions.
- Java using OpenJDK 12.0.1 and the Eclipse IDE
- Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition with C++ add-in
- Anaconda Python 3.7.3
The practice session on Friday night at 6:30 (in conjunction with the pizza party)
basic techniques of the operating system and the compilers.
is expected that the participating teams will
have some familiarity with their chosen
Each team will be assigned an ID number and a computer.
All of the
computers to be used for the contest are located
in the computer labs (Location TBD).
The work area for team members who are not currently
working on the computer will be
Location TBD. The judging area will be Location TBD.
An awards ceremony will be
held at 1:30 PM in Location TBD.
Each team sponsor
and their team members must check in on
Friday evening by 6:00 PM in Location TBD. Each team member can pick up their nametag at this
time. A 45
minute practice session
and tutorial using the contest software will follow. (As will a pizza party.)
The contest on Saturday morning will
start with a fifteen minute information session at 9:45 AM
for all team members in the student work area.
All teams will be given the same eight problems to solve at
of the contest.
The problems may be solved in
An awards ceremony will be held during the conference wrap
at 1:30 PM in Location TBD. The top ten teams will be recognized
at that time,
and receive certificates. An engraved plaque for the top
two teams will be mailed at a later
Depending upon the level of local sponsorship,
additional prizes may be awarded on site. These
will be disbursed
starting with the top team and continuing as long as prizes are
A buffet lunch will be provided for all contestants in Location TBD.
In addition, all participants are cordially invited to a pizza party
on Friday, January 28.
This event will take place in Location TBD, and
will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (overlapping with the conference banquet). Drop in any time.
The last batch of pizzas is scheduled to be delivered at 7:30.