Tag Archives: UIL Computer Science

High School Computer Science Contests

Looking for a way to get kids excited about learning Computer Science?
Take your students to a programming contest.

Why?  They learn teamwork and how to problem solve under pressure.
Also, they get a chance to dominate the planet.  Who doesn’t like winning?

Check out HP Codewars and Codequest.
http://www.hpcodewars.org/
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/who-we-are/community/codequest.html

Also, ask your local colleges to see if they host a high school contest.
Many college ACM groups host high school programming contests.

Host your own high school contest.  Why?  It is fun and you will be helping out others in your area.

Need help preparing your team for contests?  A+ has a ton of great stuff to help.
Want to host a local high school contest?  A+ has a ton of great stuff to help.

Email me at stacey.armstrong@apluscompsci.com and I will help you find a local contest or help you learn how to host one in your area.

Computer Science contests rock!

Computer Science Contest Materials

Looking for the BEST Computer Science Contest Prep Materials?
Looking for Computer Science practice problems with solutions?
Looking for Computer Science practice multiple choice questions with explanations?
Looking for live practice programming problems with tutorials that are auto-graded?
Looking for materials to host a Computer Science programming contest?

A+ Computer Science has the BEST Prep Materials for Computer Science Contests.
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First Bytes – The University of Texas at Austin

If you are looking for some great professional development this summer for Computer Science, check out First Bytes at UT Austin.  You will enjoy the workshop.

The First Bytes outreach program at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) announces our 10th annual First Bytes Collaborative Workshop for Computer Science Teachers, June 24-26, 2015 at the UT-Austin campus.  The goals of the workshop include:

  1. Improve Computer Science education in Texas,
  2. Learn about new technologies in Computer Science,
  3. Exchange effective teaching methods and best practices among colleagues,
  4. Build relationships between Computer Science high school teachers and UT-Austin faculty.

The First Bytes Teacher’s Workshop is an opportunity to meet with peers from across the state to explore the challenges and opportunities for Computer Science education in Texas high schools and to invent ways to improve collaboration that will impact student learning and achievement.  Participants will earn AP CS Continuing Education credit for full participation.

Private dormitory room accommodations for up to 3 nights (June 23-25) on the UT-Austin campus, including breakfast and lunch, will be provided for free.

We appreciate all you do to teach Computer Science in your schools and to recommend your excellent students to attend our UIL competitions, our First Bytes Computer Science Summer Camp, and our Turing Scholars Program!

If you are interested in attending, please reply to this email by Friday, May 1.  Our funding allows us to bring 40 teachers to our campus in 2015.  We will open the registration process on Tuesday, May 5.

Mary Esther Middleton can be reached via email at mem@cs.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/outreach/first-bytes

New Contest Prep Materials Info Posted

Information on all A+ Computer Science Contest Preparation Materials has been recently updated.  You can get information on new materials by visiting the A+ Contest Materials page.  Java 7 topics will be a bigger focus this year.

2013-2014 UIL Computer Science Topic List

The official UIL Computer Science written test and packet writer will be writing tests and packets again this year for A+ Computer Science.  The tests and packets will reflect the current test and packet style used by UIL Computer Science.  The content will also be similar, including the 5 open ended non-language specific questions at the end of each test.

I will be updating my contest dates page soon so send me an email if you dates already set in stone. The Houston area will kick off the programming contest season in early October.  7 Lakes will be starting it off once again this year.

2014 Houston Area Contest Dates
Oct 11 – Seven Lakes Kickoff Classic
Oct 16 – Dulles HS Contest
Nov 8 – Taylor Halloween Contest
Nov 15 – Clements Thanksgiving Contest
Dec 6 – Tompkins UIL Fall Meet
Dec 13 – Cy Woods Christmas Contest

UTD High School Programming Contest

The UTD High School Programming Contest is this Saturday the 13th.
Good luck to all competing.
The basic schedule is listed below.
There is still time to register if you are interested.
Contact Dr. Ivor Page if you want in on the fun.

10:40a Practice contest begins
11:30a Pizza and soft drinks for lunch (sponsored by Award Solutions)
12:00p Main Contest Begins

The CS Contest Season in Texas is Underway!

The Computer Science contest season for Texas is underway.
Waller HS hosted the first contest of the 2012-2013 season on Saturday, September 29th.
There were lots of teams and the competition was fierce.

Team Results

Individual Written Results

Final Results

7 Lakes will host the next contest on the 13th of October.
There is still time to join the fun.
Email Paul Stroud at 7 Lakes HS – PaulMStroud@KATYISD.ORG

Check out all of the dates on my contest dates page.