Programming Related Contests

One of the many ways we can have some fun with the class is to be part of programming contests. I will be listing the ones we are participating in as a class as well as the ones that are optional but actively encouraged. If you progress in the optional contests you will be rewarded!


IBM Master the Mainframe (October - December)- System Z for Dummies :P

Science Fair (March)


IT Challenge SLC (April)






PicoCTF - (Oct 27 - Nov 7) Capture the FLag contest from Carnegie Mellon, sponsored by NSA last time. Look at the Toaster Wars for last years contest and a prep for this year


Stanford online courses - not really a contest but potentially neato!

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