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Eastern region ccsc east

26th Annual Eastern Conference 2010
October 15 and 16, 2010   Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Student Programming Contest

The CCSCE-2010 Collegiate Programming Contest will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 8:00am-12:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded.

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Important Dates

  • September 15:Application Deadline
  • September 20: Acceptance Notification

What is the Student Programming Contest?

The CCSCE-2010 Collegiate Programming Contest is a competition for undergraduate student programming teams.

Each team consists of two or three members. The first team from the first 20 schools to register will receive a spot in the contest. A second team may register on a space available basis. No more than two teams from one school may register. If you send registration for two teams, be sure to indicate which is the first team, and which the second.

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 7. Programming problems will be solved and tested using Java.

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 the chosen environment.

Each team advisor and their team members should check in on Saturday morning by 8am in the Conference Registration area. 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 and of course snacks will be provided during the contest.

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.

Please visit the registration page for forms and more information on registering.

Contact Information

For more information about programming contest procedures, contact: Michael Black, American University - Programming Contest Chair

For information about registration, contact: John, Bill, and Jerry, Juniata College - Conference Co-Chairs

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