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Eastern region ccsc east

25th Annual Eastern Conference 2009
October 30 and 31, 2009   Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Treats and Some Tricks in Computer Science Education

Student Programming Contest

The results are now posted here.

A few pictures from the programming contest are posted here.

The CCSCE-2009 Collegiate Programming Contest will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2009, from 8:00am-12:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded.

Contents

Important Dates

  • October 16:Application Deadline
  • October 19: Acceptance Notification

What is the Student Programming Contest?

The CCSCE-2009 Collegiate Programming Contest is a competition for undergraduate student programming teams.

Each team consists of two or three members. The first 24 schools to register (including the advisor's conference registration) by October 16 will receive a spot in the contest for one programming team. This includes the first five high school teams and the first 19 college and university ones to register. After that date, applications will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis for additional schools and additional teams from registered schools.

The registration fee is $45 per team. Team registration entitles the team members to attend conference sessions, exhibits and keynotes, and to receive lunch and snacks during the programming contest. Programming Contest Registration does NOT include the banquet on Friday night or Conference Proceedings. The team advisor should register as a regular conference attendee.

How Does the Contest Function?

The contest will be conducted on computers running Windows XP. Programming problems will be solved and tested using C++ or Java. Printers will be available for producing hard copies of programming solutions.

Before the contest begins, a practice session will demonstrate basic techniques of the operating system, the compilers, and judging system. However, it is expected that the participating teams will have some familiarity with their chosen environment.

Each team advisor and their team members should check in on Saturday morning by 8am in the Mendel Science Center. Team members can pick up their nametags at this time, if they have not already done so. The contest will start with a short information session for all participants. The practice session and tutorial using the contest software will follow.

All teams will be given the same set of problems to solve at the start of the contest. The problems may be solved in any order.

The awards ceremony will be held during the conference luncheon at 1:30 PM. Besides the three teams with the best overall scores, an award will be given to the high school team with the best score.

What Are the Rules for the Contest?

  1. To be eligible to participate, each student must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the college for which he/she is competing.
  2. During the contest the following rules will be enforced:
    1. There will be volunteers serving as Room Monitors, who will aid in answering questions involving the contest system and will see that the contest rules are enforced.
    2. Each team will have a designated computer with which to work, and no additional computing tools may be used.
    3. No talking will be permitted among contestants other than fellow teammates. There will be NO outside communication.
    4. No food or drink will be permitted in the constest computer rooms.
    5. Contestants are allowed to bring any printed materials to the contest, including information packets, sample programs and textbooks. No electronic media are allowed.
    6. Web access will be limited to officially sanctioned programming language documentation and references.
    7. No smoking is permitted in any campus building.
  3. Judges for the contest will be members of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges. The procedures for submitting and judging problems will be outlined on a separate document.
  4. Teams will be ranked according to the number of problems solved correctly. Ties will be broken on the basis of the time required to finish and the number of judged runs.

How do I Register for the Contest

Contest registration is by team, not individual.

The registration fee is $45 per team. Team registration entitles the student team members to attend conference sessions, exhibits and keynotes, and to receive lunch and snacks during the programming contest. Programming Contest Registration does NOT include the banquet on Friday night or Conference Proceedings. The team advisor should register as a regular conference attendee.

To register, complete the Programming Contest Registration Form for the team. Provide the names of the team members and the team advisor. Be sure to give the email address of the team advisor.

The team advisor should complete the attendee registration form.

Send the completed team registration to Sara Miner More, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Maryland 21157.

Contact Information

For information about the programming registration, contact: Sara Miner More (smore@mcdaniel.edu)

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