Programming problems will be solved and tested using each team's choice of:
- C# (Reference: C# Guide, .NET Standard Library)
- C++ (Note for those who care: Uses gnu compiler switches -std=c++17 -O2; Reference: cppreference.com, cplusplus.com)
- Java 11 (Reference: Java Tutorial, Java API)
- Python 3.8 (Reference: doc.python.org)
The practice session on Friday night at 6:00
basic logistics of the conference. It is especially important to attend this session to be familiar with the fully virtual environment this year. Location
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 (TBD).
The work area for team members who are not currently
working on the computer will be
TBD. The judging area will be TBD.
An awards ceremony will be
held at 1:30 PM in TBD.
Each team sponsor
and their team members must check in on
Friday evening by 6:00 PM in 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 problem set 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 TBD. The top ten teams will be recognized
at that time.
Certificates and 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. 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 TBD.
In addition, all participants are cordially invited to a pizza party
on Friday, November 3.
This event will take place in 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.