A competition inspired by Teamscode and the PSCSTA
Your team of 1-3 members will race with other teams to complete a problem set as fast and accurately as possible. The event will be split between two divisions, beginner and advanced (chosen in registration), to ensure that everyone gets a fair competition. Teams may use any programming language but must be able to read input from a text file. Each problem will require competitors to read input data from a text file and generate a correct output. Examples of these types problems can be found at http://pscsta.org/pscsta-programming-contest/ under practice problems.
5 hours of coding mayhem
10-10:30AM - Check-in
10:30AM-11AM - Set-up
11AM-2:30PM - Competition Problem Set
2:30PM-3PM - Awards, Prizes, and Conclusion
How we determine who wins
Both beginner and advanced divisions will have access to 10 easy/moderate questions each worth 50 points. The advanced division will also have access to 5 additional difficult questions each worth 75 points.
When contestants are ready with a solution, they may call their assigned judge over to verify their solution, where the judge will give them a new input file which the contestants may not view. If the generated output is correct, they gain the points for the problem. If not, 5 points for that problem are deducted, where if they get the question right later, it will be worth 5 less points for each incorrect submission.
Still not convinced?
-Lunch, drinks, and snacks will be provided at the event, though there's no dedicated time away from the competition (so you'll be eating while programming)
-Ontop of trophies for the top three finishers in each division, we'll be holding a raffle anyone can win. Raffle prizes include gift cards, electronics, software, and t-shirts courtesy of the FRC Team 1318 and the Issaquah Code Club
-Gain the gratitude of STEM programs around Issaquah as the exceeds of your $10 registration fee (which can be waived) will go towards growing robotics and computer science programs