The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Quinnipiac University will sponsor the Tenth High School Computer Programming Competition from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.on Saturday, April 25, on the Mount Carmel Campus at Quinnipiac, 275 Mount Carmel Ave.

Area high schools are invited to send up to three teams consisting of three students and at least one adviser.

During the competition, the teams will work to solve programming problems. Programs may be written and submitted in either Java or C++. Each team may specify the language they choose to use. The university will provide an appropriate programming environment for each language.

“The competition consists of problems ranging from relatively easy to relatively difficult,” said Mark Hoffman, professor of computer science. “Scoring will be based on whether the submitted program compiles and runs, and whether it solves the specified problem. The team that solves the most problems wins; ties are broken by the time of successful submission.”

The university will provide one computer per team. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Each team member and adviser will receive a tee shirt.

Registration is due April 11. To register, please contact Hoffman at [email protected].

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