Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC) High School Programming Contest 

Date:  Saturday, March 4, 2023

Registration is open and ends by February 17, 2023.

Register here

The 2023 WICC High School Programming Contest is designed for students less experienced in computing competition. The WICC Contest includes an introduction to programming contest strategy and logistics, followed by a two-hour online contest. The contest includes problems ranging from “very easy” to “medium hard,” and limited programming experience is required. You can see sample questions from previous years here.

Students who identify as women, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous, and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to participate in the WICC Contest. Participants should register for the contest in teams of three. If you wish to compete but don’t have a team, we will place you on a team with similar levels of experience to yours.

Support from CS mentors will be available on the day of the contest to coach your team during the contest. If needed, they will help you recognize and solve problems as a team. Though they will offer support and guidance, they will not be writing code for you.

The contest will be in person only, on campus space in both Ithaca and NYC. We will provide lunch, snacks, swag, and prizes for the winners!

Saturday, March 4, 2023
12:00pm: Arrival, registration and lunch
12:30pm: Logistics and introduction to the competition
1:00pm: Contest begins
3:00pm: Contest ends 
3:15pm: Guest Speaker
4:00pm: Awards Ceremony

Have questions? Want more information? Contact Lizette DeJesus (Ithaca) at ld495@cornell.edu or Diane Levitt (NYC) at k12@tech.cornell.edu