UT Tyler Hosts Computer Programming Contest
The University of Texas at Tyler will host the 14th annual Texas Computer Education Association state programming contest on April 27-28.
“This event will bring approximately 300 of the brightest computer sciences students and their coaches in the state of Texas to our campus,” said Kay Pleasant UT Tyler computer science senior lecturer.
Students will compete to solve 18 problems in three difficulty categories within a two-hour time limit by writing their own computer programs.
Ninety-two teams have been invited to participate in the competition. Division I includes 5A and 4A schools and Division II covers 1A through 3A schools.
“This is the first year we will be using electronic submission using PC^2. This means that teams will not bring their own equipment and the contest site will have to provide the equipment,” said Pleasant.
Texas Instruments co-sponsored the event and will provide calculators for each member of the first three winning teams in each division.
UT Tyler also will offer scholarships to the students on the first place teams.