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two students competing at last year's programming contest


High School Programmers to Compete Simultaneously at Cornell and Cornell Tech

The Computer Science Department at Cornell University and Cornell Tech will invite teams of high school students from across the Northeast to compete simultaneously for the first time in the annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest to be held April 6. The event is not open to the public but members of the media are welcome to attend.

This year 43 teams will compete to solve 11 programming problems in a limited time. The winner is the team that solves the most problems in the allotted three hours. The challenge is one of strategy as well as programming skill, as a team must decide which problems it can solve most rapidly. The contest and program in Ithaca will be held 12:15 to 5 pm with opening remarks in Gates Hall G01 (12:15-12:30), contest in Gates Hall computer labs ground floor from 12:45-3:45 pm, and technical presentation and awards ceremony from 4:15-5:00 pm in G01.

For more information contact Vanessa Maley at or 607.254.6559.