1997 LSU Computer Science High School Programming Contest

Time, Date, Place, Itinerary

The contest was held March 8, 1997 at 143 Coates Hall on the LSU Campus.

8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Checkin and Setup in Coates Hall
9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Contest Participants Meeting
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Contest
1:00 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 mayconsist of a maximum of 4 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: BASIC, Pascal, and C

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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.

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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 six 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

Each team must supply their own disks (3 1/2" or 5 1/4"), CPU, monitor, disk drives, and optional printer.

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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1997 Rules and Regulations

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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