Greetings Computer Science teachers!
 
It's that time of year again! Time to get ready for the 2nd Annual Keller Programming Contest hosted at the Keller Center for Advanced Learning. The contest this year will be on Saturday December 7th, 2019.  

Contest Format
We will have both the 40 question Multiple Choice Test and the Hands On Coding. Each team will need to bring a laptop ready to use PC^2.
Schedule (tentative)
8:00 AM    Doors open for Registration
9:00 AM    MC Portion Begins
9:45 AM    MC Portion Ends
10:15 AM   Programming Portion Begins
12:15 PM   Programming Portion Ends
12:30 PM   Lunch
1:00 PM    Awards
1:15 PM    End of Event
 
Divisions
We have two divisions: Novice and Advanced.
 
·  Advanced - any student may compete in the advance division
·  Novice - students who are new to competitive programming and/or have limited experience with programming may compete in the novice division.

Teams
Each team may have up to three students. If you have a mixed-experience team with one or two members being advanced-level, its best to register the team as Advanced. It would be unfair to the novice teams who have limited experience.
 
Awards
Like last year the Team and Individual awards will be separate. The Team awards will be based on the hands on portion and the Individual will only be based on the Multiple Choice test. We are awarding the Novice and Advanced divisions separately from 1st place to 3rd place. 
 
Cost
The cost is $50 per team.  A Google Doc you can download or copy can be found at http://bit.ly/KellerContestFees and then filled out for your financial department in order to have payment sent to us from your school or district.
 
Food and Drinks
We will be providing lunch at the conclusion of the contest. Snacks & drinks are permissible. Just remind your students to clean up after themselves before leaving.
 
Registration
You may register on the Google Form at http://bit.ly/KellerContest2019 .  We’re asking schools to register by Friday, November 1st.
 
Questions
Please Email Jeremy Powell (jeremy.powell@kellerisd.net) if you have any questions or concerns about this contest.