Taylor High School is hosting our annual computer science contest on October 27th, 2018.

About the Contest

We’re trying something a little different this year and will have a 3 hour programming contest with 20-24 problems instead of splitting between a 2 hour programming and 45 minute written test.

Since it’s going to be a pure programming contest we’re also going to open it up to additional languages. We’re planning on Java 1.8, C++, Python 3 and Node. If you have a team with a favorite language other than that, let me know. I’ll see if we can get it setup. Teams will be able to submit problems in any of the languages, and can mix and match between problems.

Novice and advanced Java teams are $40.

And, since it’s so close to Halloween we’re also going to have a costume contest. Be sure to tell your kids. Last year we only had 4 dress up.


Like most contests in the area, we’re leaving the decision of determining Advanced vs. Novice teams to the sponsors. You know your students best.

Things to consider when placing are

  • How long the student has been programming, either in or out of class
  • How many contests they have attended
  • How well they’ve placed at previous contests

Submissions & Networks

We will be running a wireless network and judging submissions using PC^2. We will not have wired connections available.

In case of network issues, we will fall back to using USB drives for submissions. Please bring 3 or 4 per team just in case.

Planned Schedule

  • 7:30: Setup & Registration
  • 9:00: Setup, intro, and practice round
  • 9:30-12:30: Programming contest
  • 12:30-1:00: Appeals and clean-up
  • Awards as soon after appeals as possible.


Per team

  • 1 computer
  • 1 printer
  • External keyboard and mouse
  • 1 commercially available reference book


We’ll have a concession stand with lots of caffeine, candy, and snacks. We’ll also have pizza for lunch at $13 each.


Registration Form

Please make checks payable to Taylor High School.

THS Registration Form

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