So there have been a few programming competition opportunities this year and a final one for the year is available. For my graduating Computer Science students it could be one final one before the challenges of post-secondary Computer Science, or for my grade 10 and 11 Computer Science students, a chance to practice and improve for next year. A description and links to this contest are below:
The one-of-a-kind Internet Problem Solving Contest is here once again! We eagerly invite you to compete in IPSC 2017. Internet Problem Solving Contest is a yearly online programming competition. Besides normal algorithmic problems, IPSC often features unusual tasks such as processing images or sound, coding in esoteric languages, or even playing chess. The problems range from easy to very hard, so everyone is welcome to compete. You can participate in a team of up to three people, but we also have separate ranklists for individuals and secondary school students. You can use any programming language or even solve problems by hand. This year, IPSC takes place on Saturday, 8 July 2017 at 10:00-15:00 UTC. Visit here to register. While you’re waiting for IPSC 2017, you can also visit here to practice on problems from previous years of IPSC. If you like IPSC, help us spread the word! Tell your friends, classmates, coworkers, internet strangers, et cetera. Good luck in the contest, and have fun!
In honor of the fact that it is the end of the semester and my Computer Science students are starting their final projects, I present: