On Saturday, March 16, 2013, 28 students participated in the Computer Science Programming Contest, a tradition since 1990. Contestants had about 3 hours to solve a series of problems with graduated difficulties.
Some of the problems contestants faced included:
- Permutations Ahoy
- KeySafe Combos
- First Place – Jordan Harris, a sophomore graphic design major, correctly solving 6 of the problems
- Second Place – Daniel Worsnup, a sophomore computer science major, solving 5 problems
- Third Place – Owen Coss, a sophomore math major, also solving 5 problems
Mr. Dan Wooster, founding chairman of the Department of Computer Science, said, “One of the reasons for these programming contests is to help draw attention to the need for good software developers.” According to statistics issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, the growth of and need for IT jobs will strongly increase in the next few years.
Special thanks to the following companies who sponsored the contest: