1 Million To Solve the P-NP Problem

P vs NP – The Minesweeper Problem

I have discussed this with my students and think the whole scenario is very interesting.

This is similar to the Netflix challenge on which I have made prior posts.

1 Million To Solve the P-NP Problem

P vs NP – The Minesweeper Problem

I have discussed this with my students and think the whole scenario is very interesting.

This is similar to the Netflix challenge on which I have made prior posts.

Netflix Contest Ends – New Contest Begins

We have read several articles in my classes about this contest.

It was cool to see the contest end and the winners announced.

In Texas, we have lots of Computer Science contests – Texas CS Contest List. I find contests very worthwhile and fun. My students typically feel the same way. We typically attend 8 – 10 contests per year and host a contest at my high school in the spring. If you are looking for a way to get more students excited about Computer Science, consider hosting a contest and getting other area schools to do the same. I have found contests to be a very quick way to boost enrollment, especially once you establish a winning tradition. All students want to be a part of a winner! Once you get a few contests or even a single contest going, other schools will join in and before you know it there will be more contests than you will have time to attend. A typical Saturday contest in the Houston area would have around 80 teams of 3 students with 15-20 different schools attending.

The UIL Computer Science Contest is a state-wide contest run by the University Interscholastic League.

This Texas-based contest is very well done and would be a great model for any state wanting to get contests going.