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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: April 14, 1999


Skill, Speed Needed at High School Computer Contest


High school computer aces from throughout the Capital Region will go "code to code" next Friday, April 23, at the 13th annual High School Programming Contest at California State University, Sacramento.

The competition will feature more than a dozen high school teams racing to find programming solutions to a series of problems. To be successful, teams will have to be both fast and accurate -- they'll be penalized for every minute spent programming and every program that doesn't work.

The competition will be in Riverside Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's hosted by the CSUS computer science department along with the student chapters of the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

Sacramento's high school competition is based on the International Collegiate Programming Contest, which is scored with software developed at CSUS known as PC-Squared. The finals for that competition were recently held in the Netherlands, and featured 62 teams culled from 1,457 that competed in various regional contests.

More information is available by contacting CSUS computer science professor Bob Buckley at 278-7324 or the public affairs office at 278-6156.

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For further information send E-Mail to: infodesk@csus.edu.

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