Friday April 8, 2022

Every year, Siena College hosts its Annual Computer Programming Contest for high school students.  Students from area high schools work in teams of up to four students on seven computer science problems. Teams work on these problems for three hours.
 
During the contest, teachers are encouraged to cheer on their teams as they watch the live scoreboard update.  We hold our CSTA chapter meeting as well, where we traditionally review the programming contest questions and strategies for solving the problems.  
 
As of February 8,  the estimate is that there is interest from 23 schools with a total of 88 teams! This year, Siena is looking to run the contest as a hybrid of in person and remote teams. Last year the contest was 100% remote, and it lacked the same energy of hundreds of high schools devouring hundreds of pizzas and soda.
 
Tentative Schedule
Arrival to campus is 3:45pm
Green Orientation 4:00-4:40
Gold Orientation 4:45-5:15
Contest from 5:30-8:30
Closing Ceremony at 8:45, leaving campus by 9pm