Around 120 high school students participated in Reykjavík University’s annual programming competition last Saturday. Forty-four teams from all over the country competed this year, a record number of participants. The competition is open to all high school students who are interested in programming, design and computers, mbl.is reports. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
Reykjavík University. Photo by PS.
The competition is divided into three sections: the Leonard Hofstadter-section where participants solve several small projects and one large project which requires technical skill, possibly using a graphic user interface, a data base and internet programming; the Sheldon Cooper-section in which participants solve a number of small projects and a few larger projects which test their reasoning skills and implementation of solution methods; and the Howard Wolowitz-section which is for beginners and those who are interested in learning about programming.