1998 LSU Computer Science High School Programming Contest

Registration Deadline

Deadline for registration is January 13, 1998

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Time, Date, Place, Itinerary

Date February 14, 1998
Location 143 Coates Hall

Begin End Description
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Checkin and Setup in Coates Hall
9:00 a.m. 9:20 a.m. Contest Participants Meeting
9:35 a.m. 10:10 a.m. Practice Contest
10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Contest
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Lunch and Break Down
2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Awards Presentation

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Team Size

Teams may consist of a maximum of 3 students. There is a limit of two teams per school. Only the first 35 teams will be accepted for participation.

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Languages allowed to be used include: Pascal, C, C++, Visual BASIC, QBASIC

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There are two divisions for participants:

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Awards will be presented for First, Second and Third places in each division.

Each member of each team that participates will receive an event t-shirt and a meal following the contest completion.

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There is a $25.00 participation fee for each team.

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Contest Description

Teams will be given a set of problems of varying difficulty to solve in the three hour time limit. The team that solves the most problems in the shortest amount of time will be declared the winner. Teams may enter in either of the divisions.

Problems will be judged on your machine, so there should be no outside access to your hardware and little or no "virus" trouble.

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Required Hardware/Software

The LSU Computer Science Department will furnish Pentium 200Mhz systems running WINDOWS NT (1 system per team).

The LSU Computer Science Department will also provide all necessary software including either Borland Turbo C or Turbo

Pascal compilers; or Microsoft Visual C/C++ and Visual BASIC compilers.

Software should be limited to operating system and compiler. We reserve the right to erase files from your hard disk if files are found that may give your team an unfair advantage over others.

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Any contest related questions can be directed to:

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Contest Rules for the LSU High School Programming Contest are determined by the LSU Computer Science Department. The contest director, Dr. S.S. Iyengar is solely responsible for interpretting the rules and for ruling on any unforeseen situations.

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