Computer Science Teachers Association
Computer Science and Information Technology Symposium
July 13, 2010
Programming Contests and Competitions
Presented by Karen Lang & Margot Phillipps
The popularity of participation in math and science contests shows a huge desire by students and parents to get a sense of "their place." Computer Science suffers in the eyes of students, their parents, and educators in general. It is not seen as a high status subject and the battles advocating for it are well known to the CSIT audience. We present the case for the motivational value of programming contests. We advocate for increasing the awareness of competitions as one way of increasing the awareness of the subject and its status. We also present some of the many options available for entering competitions and how to run a local contest.
For more information, please see http://csta.acm.org/
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