As interest in computer science and coding continues to grow nationwide so does the High School Programming Contest hosted annually—now in its sixth year—by the Computer Science Department at Cornell University and at Cornell Tech in New York City. Composed of high school students from across the Northeast, more than fifty teams are set to compete simultaneously on the Ithaca and New York City campuses on April 5th. Though the event is not open to the public, members of the media are very welcome to attend.
 
During this year’s contest, as in prior years, teams will compete to solve programming problems in a limited time. The team that solves the most problems in the allotted three hours will be declared the winner. The challenge is more than mere time management, but also one of strategy and especially programming skill, as each team must decide which problems it can solve most rapidly and effectively. 

The contest and program in Ithaca will be held 11:00 am to 4:30 pm in Rhodes Hall 571 with opening remarks and coding strategy from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, competition to follow from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and an awards ceremony from 4:00 to 4:30 pm in the Upson Hall Lounge.

The contest and program in New York City will be held from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Tata Innovation Center 141 and 151 at Cornell Tech, 2 West Loop Road, New York, NY 10044. Arrival and lunch at 11:30 am in Tata 131; introduction at noon; competition: 12:30 to 3:30 pm; talk: 3:45 to 4:15 pm; and awards from 4:15 to 4:30 pm.
 
For more information, please visit this page, contact Vanessa Maley at vsm34@cornell.edu, or call 607.254.6559.