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Spring 2017 High School Programming Contest

April 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Multiple rooms in ECSS building
Jey Veerasamy

The Tradition continues! 

The UT Dallas CS department is once again holding its biannual High School Programming Contest…

We welcome all high school CS teachers and their teams of students to come to UT Dallas to participate in Spring 2017 High School Programming Contest on April 1st.

Details and registration @


April 1, 2017 : UT Dallas CS Experience – 

 We would like to invite you and your programming teams to attend this programming contest at UT Dallas. Similar to recent contests, this one is sponsored by State Farm as well. State Farm’s generous support covers the trophies, medals and lunch for the attendees.

Custodial Responsibility Disclaimer: All contestants should come with their teacher or a responsible adult – that adult is responsible for taking care of all the contestants. While CS dept of UT Dallas is conducting the contest, UT Dallas is not taking custody of the minors. By continuing to register your teams, you agree to this disclaimer.

Teams may bring notes and textbooks, but they must not plug anything into our computers (USB drives, keyboards, etc.)

PC^2 Scoring System:
A. Teams will be ranked according to the number of problems that they solve.
B. In the event of a tie, the teams within the tied group will be ranked according to their Penalty Points, fewest comes highest.

The following software, plus a full complement of Windows-7 software, will be available on the lab machines.

Notepad++ 6.9.2
MinGW x86_64-4.9.2-release-win32-sjlj-rt_v4-rev3 (for Gnu C/C++)
Java jdk1.8.0_91
Eclipse IDE – C++ Mars Release 2 (v4.5)
Java Development Tools
NetBeans – Java & C++ 8.1
MS Visual Studio Professional 2015 – Update 3

Teams may download JCreator if they need it.

We will use PC^2 for semi-automatic judging. There are typically 5 or 6 problems for each level to solve. Contestants may use Java 8.45, minGW C++, minGW C or Microsoft C/C++.

Here are the problems & solutions for the past contests: