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Another Successful Secondary School Programming Competition

Published on: Wed, 12/12/2018
Last Modified: Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:11pm


The School of Computer Science successfully hosted the 15th Annual Windsor Regional Secondary School Computer Programming Competition on Friday December 7th.

This event, with its two training sessions leading to the official competition day, attracted 35 teams (of 3 students each) from 13 area high schools along with several dedicated teachers, coaches and parents. The teams that participated this year came from as far as Chatham, Leamington and Kingsville via courtesy transportation provided by the School. The students were given 5 problems to solve within 3 hours by writing a solution on the computer using a programming language of their choice from C, C++, Java or Python. The winners are determined by the most number of problems solved, and in the case of a tie, the team with the fastest time wins.

The top six winning teams were recognized at the awards ceremony that followed the competition in the presence of Dean Chris Houser who handed out the Top Coder awards given out to the winning schools. Every winning team member received a prize comprised of a gift card from Amazon ranging from $100 for first place to $25 for the 6th place winners. In addition, the School of Computer Science committed $25,000 in total entrance scholarship funds to encourage students from the top 6 winning teams to join the University of Windsor in any Computer Science program being offered.

The top teams and their award values are:

1st place “Matt Hacks” from Assumption C.C.H.S. ($3000 x 3)
2nd place “Roblox Champions” from Vincent Massey S.S. ($2000 x 3)
3rd place “The Brogrammers” from Kingsville District H.S. ($1000 x 3)
4th place “V.M.S.O.” from Vincent Massey S.S. ($750 x 3)
5th place “Throws Team Exception” from Academie St. Cecile I.S. ($500 x 3)
6th place “70% Earth Juice” from Leamington District S.S. ($500 x 3)

Winners will be receiving official letters confirming their award value and conditions.

The final scoreboard can be viewed here: http://pc2.cs.uwindsor.ca/

Kudos to our dedicated staff members at the School of Computer Science with the exceptional abilities to coordinate all the complex efforts required to put this event together and plant a smile on the face of every participant. The participants received a good taste of the School’s hospitality and the UWindsor experience geared for success. The School, thanks to an experienced team of technical staff and advanced computing facilities, continues to provide its visitors with experience in working on the latest state of the art computing facility available in the Windsor region.

Special thanks for Dr. Saeed Samet for assisting in the judging and setting the competition server, and Dr. Asish Mukhopadhyay in setting problem A.  We are also indebted to our numerous student volunteers who assisted during the event.

On behalf of the School of Computer Science, its faculty members and staff, I extend a kind thank you to all the participants and volunteers, wishing them a warm and festive celebration for all their accomplishments.

Dr. Ziad Kobti
Director of the School of Computer Science
SSPC’1..15 Organizer