Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

County Students Compete at Tech Programming Competition

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

County Students Compete at Tech Programming Competition

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On Nov. 14, students from local high schools visited West Virginia University Tech's Montgomery campus to compete in the university's High School Programming Competition. Hosted by the WVU Tech Department of Computer Science and sponsored by the BrickStreet Foundation, the event drew seven teams from George Washington and South Charleston high schools 17 students in total to compete for cash prizes and WVU Tech scholarships.

The day-long competition saw teams write computer programs to tackle 10 different problems, all of which tested the students' programming, problem-solving, teamwork and critical thinking skills.

Matthew Williamson, professor of computer science and information systems at WVU Tech, organized the event. He said that with two or three programmers per team and a single computer between them, the competition is also an exercise in time and resource management. …

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