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[26 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Microsoft has announced its summer 2012 internship program for high school students.  We had several Garfield Students have great experiences as Microsoft interns most recently Grant Bronsdon, Emma Meersman, and Jenny Lin (you can see more details about their experience in our Beyond the Classroom page).
“Here at Microsoft, high school students just like you will work on cutting-edge technology that will make a real difference in people’s lives all over the world. As an intern, your insider’s look into high-tech professions may give you a little inspiration as you make plans for college. It’ll also …

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[26 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

STEM Out! is for young women who are interested in future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  A day just for girls to hear stories from women in STEM careers, participate in hands-on activities, network with women peers and mentors, and have fun!  Explore your possibilities and meet other women who are interested in these fields.
It is free and will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 9:30 am — 2:30 pm, at UW’s Paul Allen Center for Computer, led by Amazon Hoppers (Women’s Group at Amazon.com).  Complete information & registration can be found …

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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Projects in CS: Final Release 
Create a “Release” of an appropriate version of one of your team’s projects to be available for review and copy of code to hopefully shared with your mentor and other students.  Produce the Release document (preferably in MS Word)  that clearly includes:

A brief Description of your Project’s overall goal
What Features are included in this release?
Clear instructions on how to install and use this version of the project
Any limitations of this release (i.e. known bugs)
Additional Features that your team would like to include in a future release
What …

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[12 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Here are all the details for the recently announce 2012 DigiPen Regional Programming Competition!!
Quick Summary: Saturday 11th February, 7:30am to 3pm at DigiPen in Redmond, WA.  Individual competition; you can bring your own computer and use any language.  Advanced and Novice competition categories (similar to UW competition).  Lunch is provided.  Cost is free, but limited to the first 100 registrants, with preference given to SkillsUSA students. Great opportunity to learn more about DigiPen.  To register, see link at the bottom of this page…
ALL THE DETAILS:

When?
Please join us on Saturday, February …

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[6 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

 Anyone interested in another Programming Competition?
PLU Programming Competition (full details)
WHERE: PLU Morken Center for Learning and Technology (Directions, south of Tacoma)
WHEN: February 4th 2012, starts 9am.
COST: $15/student or $30/team (1-3 students), registration due Monday, 30th January
 
The contest brings together talented students from high schools throughout the state of Washington to compete in a spirit of fun. The contest will test their programming skills and problem solving ability.

The competition lasts three hours, during which time each team tries to solve several (usually six-ten) computer programming problems using any of a number of programming languages …

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[11 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Garfield Teams with Ms Martin (right)

Saturday (10th December) Garfield competed in the NWCSTA Programming Competition, and our teams won 1st & 2nd in Advanced as well as 2nd in Novice categories. taking half of the six medals awarded.  We had 26 students compete in our 9 teams and everyone had a great time at the event. The competition was held at UW’s Computer Science building and there were a total of 43 teams from 15 schools from the greater Seattle area.
Besides the competition, the event featured a CS Talk on …

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[2 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Dec 4-10th is National Computer Science Education Week and we have several exciting events to celebrate, most events held in our CS Lab room 115a.
Sunday: our Garfield Dawgbotics team will be competing in the qualifying First Robotics trials in Olympia.  Go Dawgbots!!  We will report our results.
Monday at noon (Room 115a): the Women in Technology Club meets in the Computer Science Lab, room 115a, to discuss relevant technical innovation and the expanding opportunities for women in the technical field.  Bring your lunch and join in the conversation in room 115a.
Tuesday …

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[27 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

Assignment: Create a project proposal document containing the following six details, labeled appropriately.  Save the file in our shared S: drive “Project in CS” Writeable area in the “Project Proposal” folder.  The name of the MS Word file should be <Your Name> – <Short Title of Project>, ie.  “Alan Turing – Code Breaker.docx”  (If you have an alternative document file format, check with me first to make sure we all can easily read it.)  Make sure to include your name as the author of the document.
Project Title:
A descriptive name for …